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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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23, Rochelle

Date Posted: 2012-12-15
Tolkien Fan Level: 4
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? No

I was more than excited to see this movie at the midnight release, and for the most part was not disappointed. The music was wonderful, to the point I went out to buy the soundtrack right after the movie was finished. Acting was flawless, which was to be expected. At no point in the movie did I feel that I was not completely immersed. No acting flaws, no costume mishaps, all of it was very well done.

My only gripes were few, and seem to have been touched on before by others. Azog, seemed out of place in the movie. Not the character but the way he was done. Whether it was CG or partial CG it seemed too cartoony to me. Where as everyone else was very realistic, even most of the other Orcs, even the large trolls, he was... lacking. Also, I saw the 2D because I get motion sickness easily, and the only other issue I had was a lot of the pan, zooms, and camera work. Though it was fine most of the time, there were a few moments I had to look away for fear of being sick.

Overall I would give the movie an A. Not a solid A+ But very close.

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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