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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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46, Dayton
United States

Date Posted: 2012-12-17
Tolkien Fan Level: 9
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

Good Stuff

1. Great music
2. Great Acting
3. Perfect screenplay
4. Wonderful special effects
5. Awesome directing
6. Cinematography is unmatched

The continued devotion to this project is incredible to me. Years of planning and commitment. Thank You Peter Jackson and team.

Ok then. Now that you all know how much I love Rings and Hobbit, here I go.

Not so good stuff.

Azog. Scary and cool but lost some of the direct impact because of CGI. Lurtz, Gothmog, LOTR Orcs and Uruks were better because they were real actors in real costumes. I have to say the CGI wargs were cartoonish also. I understand its for children and so I will stop there, I am sure a younger crowd will like that so I am good with it. Here I go into enemy territory. It was a bit too long about 20 mins Sorry. I love the great epics that Peter Jackson and his crew have made but a few minutes of editing would have appealed to me and so many more people. That being said I loved the Hobbit, a true delight. I have seen it 3 times in as many days so I am a real fan. Thanks for all the years.

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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