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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


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Sand WitchKing


Date Posted: 2012-12-15
Tolkien Fan Level: 8
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
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Dude, this film was crazy exciting!

Magic moments: The dragon kite, acting from the key three characters, the increased excellence of Gollum, the kingdom of Erebor, weapons and armor. Art direction and design and costumes and wigs and prosthetics and most of the special effects and visual effects were all great.

Bad moments: Azog was both not actually Azog as written but he looked much less excellent than say, Gollum. But worse, the filmmakers talk often about keeping elements of the history and then completely bastardize those elements. Azog was already an exemplary character in the legendarium. Now he is a one-note bad guy who looks cartoonish on a cartoon wolf. The real problem with 48 fps is when things fall short on the animation side, they are much more obvious.

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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