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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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21, Mason City
United States

Date Posted: 2012-12-15
Tolkien Fan Level: 3
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

After nine years of waiting since the end credits started to roll for the Return of the King, I am so happy with the way this film turned out. Clearly Peter Jackson still knows what he is doing. These films are made with the fans in mind. The characters, the sets, the locations, everything was perfect. I honestly have no complaints and that’s rare for me. But The Hobbit is my favorite book and so far this an excellent onscreen adaptation. Martin Freeman is perfect as Bilbo. I could not be happier with his performance and everyone else did excellent as well. Ian McKellan is still a treat as Gandalf Richard Armitage is excellent as Thorin. Everyone really captures the characters from the book well and even though it’s just maybe ten minutes of screen time, Andy Serkis’ return as Gollum is magnificent. I cannot wait for the Desolation of Smaug. An Unexpected Journey is my favorite film of the year. I am so happy the return to Middle-earth was worth the wait. Thank you Peter, Phillipa and Fran for getting us there and back again.

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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