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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Date Posted: 2013-12-25
Tolkien Fan Level: 8
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? No

The next generation who read The Hobbit are going to get a big surprise. They are going to find a magical charming little story full of adventure and fall in love with Bilbo and the wonderful characters he meets. They will wonder why the films are little more than a bland video games full of shallow action and devoid of any inner logic or creative spark. The film has NOTHING to do with Tolkien. He would have HATED these films I am so glad he never got to watch these travesties.
Jackson has carved up the book, like a piece of meat, to be sold complete with shoddy plastic toys and useless gloss, he obviously thought it would be 'fun' to destroy a future generations introduction to Tolkien, it was 'amusing' to turn it into a plastic dumbed down version for the masses of uncritical audience who he thinks cant sit still for more than 5 minutes without an overblown action scene or yet another chase scene, or maybe even a beheading or two. Dont want to bore ones audience do we? that would never do, Bilbo? well he takes time away from the important things doesnt he? Might as well call the film The Orc, or The Dwarf, cos it sure aint about The Hobbit.

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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