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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Dan Baggins

Date Posted: 2012-12-15
Tolkien Fan Level: 8
Film Format Seen? 3D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

Bravo PJ! I had my concerns going in to view The Hobbit AUJ, primarily due to the lukewarm reception by critics in comparison to the LOTR trilogy and can say I left relieved having seen a film that sucked me in from the opening titles until the credits scrolled. Sure one can always dig for imperfections and complaints but personally I just enjoyed seeing this beloved tale come to life. I thought pacing was perfect, with adequate but not excessive time spent introducing the characters and establishing the story prior to the journey beginning. I was particularly pleased with how Thorin's character and story were portrayed. Overall the 3D was great, even on the standard 24 fps and I can't wait to go back for another screening and search for anything I may have missed the first time around. The cast was great, scenery amazing, effects and CG without compare. Disregard the naysayers and so called professional critics and go see this will be entertained!

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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