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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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Aaron


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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TDOS felt too rushed.
I think a lot got edited out or was never put in the movie to start with. The Journey through Murkwood forest is a huge part of the book with many things happening to our company. There was no lead up to the meeting with the spiders, which could have been made very suspenseful. No enchanted river, no elves feasting..well you probably get my drift.

I liked that the first movie was a little more relaxed..it gave us time to really take in what was going on..

I guess what I really felt like was They relied on the last hour to sell this movie. Smaug is a great character and the special effects brought him to life better than expected,I did LOVE smaug. however I felt the rest of the movie was just rushed and nothing special.

I hope the 3rd one is better.

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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