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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


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Indo Deepdelver

47, Portland, OR
United States

Date Posted: 2012-12-17
Tolkien Fan Level: 6
Film Format Seen? Imax 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
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All in all, I was completely satisfied. The changes introduced to the story all make good editorial sense, so I have no complaints there. As with LOTR, the art and costuming are gorgeous, the acting superb, and the casting spot-on.

If you get a chance to see the IMAX 3D high frame-rate version, take it - the visuals are amazingly crisp, yet still cinematic. I had feared the increased frame rate might lead to the dread "soap opera effect," but I experienced none of that.

Howard Shore's score is, of course, marvelous. The dwarves' singing "Misty Mountains" was filled with such powerful longing that it brings tears to my eyes just to remember it.

My only real complaint is that Thorin's beard should be longer. Aside from that, I'd give it ten thumbs up if I had 'em.

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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