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Elafacwen

22, AMES
United States

Date Posted: 2012-12-17
Tolkien Fan Level: 7
Film Format Seen? 3D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
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While the story line was fantastic, I found the movie itself to be 'over-produced.' The special effects were over-used and quite frankly distracting, especially the goblins. I felt like they were simply trying too hard to visually impress the audience and got carried away. It made me feel disconnected from Middle Earth.
I found that 3D detracted from the movie itself, and it made action scenes hard to see, and made everything look incredibly fake.
However, Gollum was fantastic, and that itself deserves an Oscar.
I was pleased with Peter Jackson's adaptation of the story, and I felt he kept true to Tolkien and his works.

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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