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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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Olessan

21, NSW
Australia

Date Posted: 2013-12-27
Tolkien Fan Level: 6
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? No
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I've written a 21,000 character review on tumblr, but to summarize, I loved it! Any doubts I ever had have been eradicated and I can't pick a favourite part OR, honestly, any flaws. Thranduil and Smaug were both utterly brilliant, I love Bard already, and Tauriel is a fantastic edition. Smaug is the best dragon ever seen on screen.
The additions and changes from the book all work excellently and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. As did my sister who came to the movie with me; she says she likes the Hobbit more than LotR and is now becoming a fan, I think. She liked AUJ but thought DoS was awesomr.
It is however obvious that a lot was cut out to accomodate a three-hour running time limit set by Warner Bros. I eagerly anticipate the EE!
The only issue I have is waiting a year for TaBA and/or the EE.

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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