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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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mpa

48, Portland
United States

Date Posted: 2013-12-24
Tolkien Fan Level: 4
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? No
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THE GOOD NEWS FIRST. The costume design was amazing, as was Smaug.

Now the BAD NEWS, or the remaining 90% of the movie.

This movie could have been so much better. I walked out with the feeling that this movie could not have come from the same team that developed LOTR. I had a feeling the rest of the audience had a similar feeling as there was no post movie chatter that one would expect from a great fantasy movie. The movie was one long special effects shot. I had no emotional connection to any of the story characters. The music did not help to create tension or support the emotional mood of the story, because the story was so poor. The movie could have EASILY been an hour shorter and I think no one would have felt as though the film was cut short.

I hope the last movie will be better than this one.

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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