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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


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Harmaner

18, Washington, DC
United States

Date Posted: 2012-12-17
Tolkien Fan Level: 6
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
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First and foremost this film managed to capture the lighthearted tone of The Hobbit while keeping the seriousness of the Dwarves' quest ever apparent, however, the movie shines (as did the Lord of the Rings) through Jackson's ability to capture the world of Middle Earth.

The sets, costumes, and scenery immediately catapulted me back into Middle Earth, from Erebor to the Shire to Rivendell. Again New Zealand's landscape did nothing but stun.

The casting could not have been better. Martin Freeman and Richard Armitage make the best Bilbo and Thorin I could have hoped for.

Contrary to many reviews I've been seeing, I didn't think the additions from the appendices detracted at all from the movie, but I could watch any stories of Middle Earth unfold for hours and still be entertained.

I could continue to go on about the great things this movie did, but in the end it comes down to this: It captured what I imagined while reading the Hobbit. Scenes such as Riddles in the Dark, Roast Mutton, even Bilbo and Gandalf's good morning were done so well and so true to the book I couldn't help but love it. Also it was really cool to see the elves be so "elf-like", loving fun and music, for once, instead of so grim like they were in the Lord of the Rings.

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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