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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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27, New York
United States

Date Posted: 2012-12-17
Tolkien Fan Level: 6
Film Format Seen? 3D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

I saw the film on the first day that it came out and I couldn’t be more pleased. I completely approve of the writing and visual choices. Mostly, the way things were represented didn't clash with the way I imagined them, but rather complemented a bit and that was the best part. The pieces of information included from the appendices were carefully chosen and completed the story. I particularly loved the introduction about Erebor.
I also like the introduction to the characters. I suppose there will be more Thorin - Bilbo exchange in the latter parts, but the relationship has already been outlined in the right direction. There could have been more scenes and more bits with the dwarves - they didn't get much dialogue in this part! The ones that stood out were of course Balin and Bofur, and Bombur’s crazy funny look. Felt like Martin Freeman is painfully reluctant (so Bilbo!).

Really frustrated that I cannot see the rest immediately. Fun bit I loved was Saruman referencing Radagast’s “mushroom consumption” - a great one liner!

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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