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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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zzdecapitator


Date Posted: 2013-12-27
Tolkien Fan Level: 1
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? No
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Let me begin by stating that I did enjoy AUJ very much and I never felt it was too long as many people seem to believe. I enjoyed the fact that it was different from LOTR in style - especially in case of the EE with its leisurely pace and as many as 5 songs!
This time in DoS we got no songs at all which was very unfortunate... I really missed Bilbo's spider-taunting song and I really wish Bard had actually sung the piece that he recited.
Someone has written in a review that with AUJ Jackson tried to make a prequel to LOTR and now with DoS he is trying to remake LOTR. Unfortunately, I didn't get the sequel to AUJ that I was hoping to get. This is not a Tolkien adventure anymore, it's comic book fan-fiction...

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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