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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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24, Zagreb

Date Posted: 2012-12-14
Tolkien Fan Level: 6
Film Format Seen? Imax 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

I must say I´m not fond of 3D at all, but the premiere screening here in Zagreb was at the IMAX HFR 3D, so I had no other choice (well, yes, I could have waited for the release date and go to watch it in 2D, but, you know, big fan). People said a lot about the famous 48 fps as well. I think it looked quite good. But there are others for sure who will think otherwise - Like 3D, some people hate it, some people love it. Like everything in this world.

One of the things I love about Peter Jackson is that he has the ability to make you disconnect from reality and enter that marvellous world. He returned to deliver a master class on visual effects and to show us (once again) the incredible landscapes of New Zealand. The amazing Howard Shore delighted us with the beautiful soundtrack - I can´t stop singing the Song of the Lonely Mountain!

What to say about the actors? Something I applaud is that Jackson (and casting directors, of course) always cast brilliant actors (some of them well known, some of them not so much), all of them are truly talented. One of my favourite scenes, when it comes to acting, is when Gollum appears. Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis did a wonderful job with great dialogues.

I´m going to watch it soon in 2D (so I can watch it in another format and have the pleasure of wearing no glasses) but I guess that it doesn´t matter whether you watch it in 2D, 3D, HFR 3D... The important thing is that there is a well told story worth watching.

It was good to be back in Middle Earth.

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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