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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Date Posted: 2013-12-22
Tolkien Fan Level: 1
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? No

The Desolation of Smaug was an improvement over the first movie. An Unexpected Journey was good, yet felt a little empty and lacking. With the second film, Peter Jackson gets the Hobbit back on track. Middle-earth still looks just as good and the character portrayal was perfect yet again. Thranduil, Beorn , Bard and the rest are portrayed perfectly. Smaug was the highlight of the film and he didn't disappoint at all. His voice and features were excellent. I found this movie to be a little confusing and there were many events going on at once. Sometimes it was hard to figure out who was where. Also some of the deviations from the book weren't that great. I did not like how four of the dwarves stayed back at Lake-town instead of going to the mountain. This probably had to do with the relationship of Tauriel and Kili. Although Tauriel was a fine addition I did not at all like how she fell in love with Kili. It seemed to take away from the main story and add a pointless relationship. Overall, only this and a few small other things detracted from the film, and the Desolation of Smaug was still a very good movie.

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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