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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


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owain

31, Saint Charles
United States

Date Posted: 2012-12-17
Tolkien Fan Level: 5
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
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For me, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the fulfillment of an 11 year journey. Since the credits rolled on the Fellowship of the Ring, one of the first questions that came to my mind was, "When will they make The Hobbit?" I knew that The Two Towers and Return of the King would complete the masterpiece for me... and they did. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy became a timeless cinema classic, just as the book had and I couldn't wait to see how The Hobbit would be translated to screen. Because of The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy I have also pursued a career in editing. So in short, the work of Tolkien and Peter Jackson have had a profound influence upon my life and like so many, has affected me to my core.

Having seen The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at the Midnight Showing in 3D 48fps and also 2D 24fps, I am overjoyed that we have finally returned to Middle Earth and that Peter Jackson and the army of people behind him in Weta Digital and Workshop have labored for so long and so diligently, with such great care and passion.

From my perspective, the story delivery was first and foremost wonderful and beautifully adapted. Riddles in the Dark, The White Council, and Out of the Frying Pan into Fire each brought me to actual tears.

The performances of Martin Freeman, Sir Ian McKellen, and Richard Armitage were brilliant. The VFX were beautiful and in 48fps my breath was literally taken away at times.

I gave a 5 to almost every category above and cannot wait to see the remaining 2 part of this trilogy. Thank you to all involved in the making of these movies. You have blessed my heart.

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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