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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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28,
Date Posted: 2013-12-23
Tolkien Fan Level: 10
Film Format Seen? Imax 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? No
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After watching The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, maybe one would enjoy it, maybe not, but my personal opinion is that it was horrid. If you thought the plot in the first movie had strayed off the book at times, in the second movie it seems the writers forgot there is a book at all. The title should more accurately be "Hobbit Alternate Universe", or even better, "Teenage videogame-ish 90% CGI action movie slightly based on The Hobbit with Legolas randomly appearing anywhere in Middle-earth in a Marvel-like superhero style to save the day". This is not The Hobbit, this is fan-fiction at its worst, and if professor Tolkien were alive today, he'd be devastated and furious beyond words.

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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