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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Laura C

50, Hamshire

Date Posted: 2012-12-17
Tolkien Fan Level: 5
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? No

I loved that the film started with the day of Bilbo's birthday party, it connected with timing of The Fellowship perfectly. Having read The Hobbit again recently, I was more aware of how closely the screenplay followed the book and was very pleased with the poetic license taken. For those who have not read the books which give us the history, it was easy to follow and to understand why the dwarves were so determined to regain what was rightfully theirs, the animosity toward the elves, and the dedication to Thorin Oakenshield. The dual personalities of Gollum and Smeagol were amazing, the dialog between the two was both humorous and sad, you couldn't help but feel sorry for him. My only complaint was when Bilbo found the ring, I expected the same footage from the LOTR intro and was somewhat disappointed it differentiated. All in all, I was extremely pleased with the screenplay, the special effects and CG, the make up, the costuming. Everything was what we expect from Peter Jackson and more. I can't wait for film two!

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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