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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


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OneoftheRangers


Date Posted: 2012-12-15
Tolkien Fan Level: 1
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? No
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The Hobbit was sadly a disappointment, I fully realize that it was meant to be a children's tale, but Middle-Earth no longer seemed believable to me as the book and the Lord of the Rings. Almost all of the goblins looked the same, the Goblin king looked like something from an online video game, Radagast looked like something from Endor in Starwars. He was supposed to look like a brown covered wizard, like Gandalf, and frankly he looked like Miracle Max on a sleigh pulled by rabbits. Azog the Great from the Battle of Moria comes back after seemingly surviving a major injury that chops of his hand (like Sauron strangely enough) and he too did not look half as believable as Lurtz. The only dwarf costume that I liked was Thorin, who looked like a dwarf from LOTR, while the rest of the company looked like trading cards figures. The visual effects were amazing, not all of the design, I was stunned however by Erebor, the elvish armor, the Battle of Moria, and the pinnacle of the entire movie is in my opinion, the Riddles in the Dark. I will never stop singing praises of this scene, it almost made up for the rest of the movie. Gollum was unbelievably believably and I started to wonder if Bilbo was not CGI. They nailed it. Much more could be said, but the movie to my taste was everything I feared it might be.

The Ratings
The Other Ratings
Martin Freeman 's performance as Bilbo Baggins?
Richard Armitage 's performance as Thorin?
The Overall representation of The Dwarves ?
Andy Serkis' performance as Gollum?
Ian McKellen's performance as Gandalf?
Bilbo's retelling of the history of Erebor and of Thror/Thrain/Thorin
The Eagles rescue sequence?
The Goblin King ?
Initial impression of Thranduil?
Hugo Weaving's performance as Elrond?
Radagast's portrayal in the movie?
The representation of Goblintown?
Cate Blanchett's performance as Galadriel?
The Bag End Supper scene?
The scene of the Trolls?
The representation of the Arkenstone?
The Stone Giants?
Escape from the Goblin cave?
Riddles in the Dark scene?
The return to Rivendell?
The attack on the party by the Wargs
The first glimpses of Smaug?
The ending of the movie; in regards to leading well into the next film, and serving as a good ending point.
The overall pace of the film
Peter Jackson's vision in bringing the Hobbit to the big screen.






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