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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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Legolam


Date Posted: 2013-12-24
Tolkien Fan Level: 1
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? No
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Of course movies based on books must vary from the books they're based on; they are two different media, what looks good on paper doesn't always translate to great cinema. What filmmakers should do, however, is capture the heart and spirit of their source material. Jackson did that so well with the LOTR series, but in his version of The Hobbit there is none of the charm or beauty of Tolkien's much simpler tale for children. All I saw on screen was a lot of ill-spent money. I can't even like it "on its own terms" as many fans have rationalized. The first film was awful, the second one worse. I probably won't even see the third. Save your money and read the book. What a disappointment. EPIC FAIL.

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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