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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Date Posted: 2013-12-23
Tolkien Fan Level: 5
Film Format Seen? 3D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

I loved the move itself, but there were a few flaws in the plot line that stood out to me as a long-time-hobbit-lover. here they are:
1. Beorn was a larger, nicer character in the book. The way the company was introduced to him was much different in the book. The company spent a fair amount of time at his house.
2. the orks DID NOT chase or shoot the dwarfs while riding in the barrels. I thought that was, bluntly, silly. In the book, the dwarfs were completely sealed inside the barrels, making the barrel journey even more awful than in the movie- even without orks!
3. HUGE: the entire fellowship went to the mountain in the book. Not having all of them go was awful.
4. In the movie the "hidden door" was NOT hidden. at all. fail.
5. The entire dwarf vs Smaug scene did not happen. I thought that having Thorin ride out of the cave on a river of gold was a stretch
6. Legolas and Tauriel did not exist-- but it worked in the film.

Thats all. Besides that I LOOOOVED it. I cried at the end :,)

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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