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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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Immanuel

16, Edmonton
Canada

Date Posted: 2013-12-23
Tolkien Fan Level: 10
Film Format Seen? Imax 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
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While some Tolkien fans (you know who you are) relentlessly bash PJ for his film making decisions, I try hard not to doubt him. My expectations were blown out of the roof after seeing this film. PJ has once again delivered.

Although the film deviates from the book in almost every way imaginable, I've come to accept that this is PJ's version of Middle-Earth - no longer Tolkien's.

Everything else has been commented on, so I won't linger on those topics. But I won't end this review without commenting on Smaug. He was, without a doubt, the greatest CGI dragon to ever hit a screen. He actually had personality, which is hard to do with dragons. And they captured his look perfectly. I couldn't have asked for a better job. Well done, WETA.

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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