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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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42, Lakewood
United States

Date Posted: 2012-12-16
Tolkien Fan Level: 7
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

Being a somewhat die hard Tolkien fan, I did not know what to expect with Mr. Jacksons latest adaptation. I purposly re read the Hobbit last week for probably the 20th time just so I could know where the film deviates from the book, there were a lot of subtle differences but it did not detract from the story, only enhanced it. I did like all the backstory on the coming of Smaug and the way the film is portrayed as Bilbo's memories as he is writing it all out in the Red book. There were a few things I would have done different such as making sure all the elvish blades glowed blue in the goblin caves/tree scene, toned down Radagast a little and probably would have left out the scenes where the wargs chase Thorins Company to Imladris through a secret cave but these are minor gripes. That being said, I enjoyed this film adaptation and will be seeing it again soon.

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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