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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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William Doval

30, Ft Lauderdale
United States

Date Posted: 2012-12-15
Tolkien Fan Level: 8
Film Format Seen? Imax 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

I was lucky enough to be able to see it in Imax hfr 3d with dolby atmos. It took about 5 minutes to get used to the hfr, exactly the same time it took to fall in love with it. Everything from exploring Erebor in it's glory days (and watching it fall) to seeing the familiar faces to witnessing my favorite childhood tale come to life worked with a magic that was truley beyond expectations. I was there, in Middle Earth, and it was great. Now, some might not take kindly to some of the liberties taken with the plot. I found that they only added to the experience. For one, and let me get this out of the way, the back stories that were not descibed in the original text were an absolute necessity. Radaghasts plot line I felt would only have been aided by more of it. I'm sure Peter will not dissapoint on that front in the future installments. Lastly, the plot twist with a certain Orc of old only has me itching for more. Let me put it strait. Tolkiens storytelling as portrayed by Jacksons filmaking are brilliant, both. The only downfall is having to wait one then a half years to witness the full scope of this grand adventure. Thank you to Jackson and team for all you do.

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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