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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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23, Queenstown
New Zealand

Date Posted: 2013-12-23
Tolkien Fan Level: 8
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

As a film I enjoyed it (both AUJ & DOS in fact). Amazing visuals from the Lonely Mountain to Rivendell, the score was as good as all the Lotr movies, the cast were strong in telling the story that PJ is trying to get across. The special effects were good with only a few times especially in 48fps that it didn't quite look right. The story that's been told, be it different to the book in ways, is enjoyable, exciting, action packed with still a lot of emotion and feel.
There will be 3 types of people that will watch this film; the die hard fans, the fans like myself (able to see it for what it is and enjoy it, but still wish for more), and the people who see it as just a movie. So what ever type you are don't hate the film because you don't think it's right or it went to far, just accept it as one persons take on our beloved book (or books as the case maybe).
So from me, it was a really great film. But the fan boy in me can't wait to see the EE of the film.

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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