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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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Sandesh Dias

Wellington
New Zealand

Date Posted: 2013-12-22
Tolkien Fan Level: 1
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
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I Loved the film. I'm happy they got all their pacing issues sussed out because AUJ suffered mainly from pacing. This film started with action, and never stopped and left me just wanting more with the fear of Bilbo's voice at the end - What have we done? I really enjoyed the Necromancer's subplot and loved the battle between Gandalf and Sauron. Thranduil was played wonderfully by Lee Pace. The one thing I didn't enjoy so much was the love triangle. Smaug the Magnificent was truly Magnificent - with the brilliant voice work by Cumberbatch and the stunning visual effects on behalf of Weta. I did notice a fair amount of extra material left out and I am hoping for a very long EE. This film was everything AUJ failed to be and I can wait for TABA. :)

The Ratings
The Other Ratings
Martin Freeman 's performance as Bilbo Baggins?
How would you rate Luke Evan's performance as Bard??
The Overall representation of The Dwarves ?
How would you rate Benedict Cumberbatch's' performance as Smaug?
Ian McKellen's performance as Gandalf?
How would you rate Lee Pace's performance as Thranduil?
How would you rate Orlando Bloom's performance as Legolas?
How would you rate Evangeline Lilly's performance as Tauriel?
How would you rate Stephen Fry's performance as Master of Lake-Town?
Did you think Tauriel was a welcome addition to the film?
How would you rate Beorn?
How would you rate the scene with the Spiders?
How would you rate the imprisonment/escape sequence?
Did you like the Necromancer being discovered by Gandalf as Sauron?
Did the movie fairly portray the character arc of Thorrin?
How would you rate Lake-Town?
How would you rate the burglar interchange between Bilbo and Smaug?
How would you rate revisiting Bree?
How happy are you with the attempts to tie The Hobbit back to the Lord of the Rings?
Did you enjoy seeing Gandalf visit Gol Duldor and The Tombs?
Did you like the splitting of the company of Dwarves?
Did Smaug live up to your expectations?
How would you rate the ending of the movie; in regards to leading well into the next film, and serving as a good ending point.
Is DOS a better film than AUJ?
The overall pace of the film.






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