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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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29, Seattle
United States

Date Posted: 2012-12-17
Tolkien Fan Level: 10
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

I am a lifelong Tolkien fanatic and the mere prospect of this film got me excited. For the most part I am very pleased with the film, Roast Mutton was dead on and Riddles in the Dark gave me goosebumps. With the apparent advertisement of Bolg I do have to say I am a little bit disappointed that he was not in this film and the direction that they took Azog, while good, was not at all what I was expecting. I would have preferred this part stay more true to the original text and have Azog lose his head and the tie in with Durin's Bane in Moria be the reason for not returning there, while having Bolg be the main antagonist.
These few thing I wasn't the biggest fan of are not nearly enough for me to say I didn't thoroughly enjoy the film and I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT 2!!!!!
Martin Freeman
Richard Armitage
Riddles in the Dark
References to the Silmarillion (Ungoliant and her spiders)
Ken Stott
James Nesbitt
and of course Sir Ian Mckellen

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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