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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


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Christie


Date Posted: 2012-12-17
Tolkien Fan Level: 1
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? No
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I went in expecting the highest of this film. I was sorely disappointed! To start with the best first, Howard Shore is back as composer and he does not disappoint. He uses established themes and creates new ones. The film is very pretty to look at--just as its predecessors had been. It's very well cast--with some very familiar faces returning! But the story and screenplay were sorely lacking1 I felt as though Tolkien was rolling around in his grave as his book was defiled. It's more violent than required. A random plotline with the 'pale orc' is added in--completely unnecessary. It didn't feel like the book almost at all. It had such great potential, but I felt like it didn't live up to it. I will see 2 & 3 simply because I am emotionally invested in this story.

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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