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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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Marshie

14,
Date Posted: 2013-12-23
Tolkien Fan Level: 1
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? No
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I first discovered the world of Middle Earth after seeing Peter Jackson's movies. After, I found my dusty copy of the Lord of the Rings, and devoured it whole. I enjoyed An Unexpected Journey, despite the deviations to the book. On the whole, I enjoyed the other view of Ennorath. The Desolation of Smaug, however, had a different feel. All of a sudden a multitude of characters that never existed were on screen. Azog had existed in Middle Earth, at least, although he was killed and his head mounted on a stake. At moments the acting felt forced and unnatural. The (almost) love-triangle between Tauriel (Evangeline Lily), Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Kili (Aiden Turner) felt ridiculous and forced. The battle sequences defied the laws of physics, and there was no emotional attachment to the characters. The CG images were poorly done, and there were numerous plot holes that made little sense. I didn't enjoy the movie at all.

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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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