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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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T. Burton

36, Moreno Valley
United States

Date Posted: 2012-12-17
Tolkien Fan Level: 8
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

I absolutely loved "The Hobbit." It was well worth the long wait. I am just happy that it was directed by Peter Jackson; no one could have done it better than Peter and Weta. "The Hobbit" is exceptional from beginning to end. It is well casted. I am a big fan of Richard Armitage and was thrilled when I learned he would be playing Thorin Oakenshield. He was fantastic, of course. I was also very excited to discover that Dean O'Gorman would be in it playing Fili; he was my favorite on "Young Hercules." And, of course, Martin Freeman was excellent as Bilbo. They could not have made a better choice. The entire ensemble cast was brilliant and did an exceptional job. The landscape was breathtaking and spectacular. The music was inspiring and epic; brilliant job by the exceptionally talented Howard Shore. I was particularly excited to hear Richard sing. The movie was brilliant and exceptional all around: the costumes, makeup, cinematography, screenplay, acting, etc. I look forward to seeing it many more times and will patiently anticipate the next movie. Well done! If I could give the movie 10 rings, I would. The entire cast and crew outdid themselves with "The Hobbit" and thank them for their talent and hardwork.

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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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