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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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24, Dublin
United States

Date Posted: 2012-12-16
Tolkien Fan Level: 6
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? No

I loved The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I was really happy with each of the dwarves and how they were made into completely distinct individual through acting, make-up and costumes. It was also really exciting to see all the new scenery and set designs in Middle Earth. I was particularly struck with Dale. I loved how vivid the set felt. The amount of detail reminded me of Minas Tirith. I was very happy to see how Weta managed to blend so many architectural designs into a seamless whole. I cannot say enough about the costumes. I really can't. Cate Blanchett's coat when she makes her appearance in Rivendell was absolutely fabulous! Then there is Smaug. Yes, we don't get to see him completely, but I think the fact that Peter Jackson chose to let him remain almost formless was a great idea. It really intensifies the attack on Dale and Erebor and makes the audience feel the threat of the unknown and attribute it to Smaug.

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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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