Date Posted: 2012-12-16
Tolkien Fan Level: 5
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? No
Having seen the movie 3 times, YES 3 TIMES, I really loved and enjoyed the film. It was for me the best opening scene than FOTR, seeing Dale and Erebor at its highest and how Smaug managed to take Erebor single handedly. It was also a clever thing of how Peter managed to bring in Frodo when The Hobbit was set before Frodo's time. I also liked seeing a young Thorin and Balin who Richard and Ken played these two characters very well. I thought the acting was excellent by all who was involved but the only disappointing thing about the film was that some of the Dwarves were in the shadows which is I suppose understandable when you have so many Dwarves and the main characters like Thorin, Gandalf, Bilbo, Gollum and so on it is tough to get through each Dwarf to see their personality. I found the kitchen scene very funny and very entertaining which was Kili, Fili and Bofur's scene. I really enjoyed these 3 characters especially Bofur who was very likeable. I loved the music, some if not most was similar to that of LOTR but obviously with new themes. I liked seeing old locations like the Shire, Rivendell and WEATHERTOP and seeing new locations of Rivendell where the White Council were talking about the quest and the enemy. The fighting scenes were pretty incredible as well though not many it looked really different to LOTR. Goblin camp and Riddles in the Dark were superb and Andy Serkis certainly deserves an Oscar as does Martin Freeman who made the role his own pretty much since the beginning. I also liked how it ended as well with the thrust and seeing the eye of Smaug; it's basically a sign of what is to come and looking forward to the Desolation of Smaug!
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