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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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34, san jose
United States

Date Posted: 2013-12-21
Tolkien Fan Level: 6
Film Format Seen? 3D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

I am actually glad that I had to wait for awhile before writing this review. So I saw the movie in 3D 24fps on opening night at midnight.
I was not one of those that was upset with the changes in the first film, so judge me if you like :). That being said, I was super excited going in to this movie.
As an avid reader of the books and a fan of the films, this is the event of the year for me.
Like many others have stated, there were changes I liked and changes I didn't like. I actually enjoyed Tauriel quite a bit. I just felt they took the connection with Fili a bit too far. I also felt that seeing Tauriel and Legolas in Laketown felt...wrong. I also took issue with the dwarves being split up.
But like I said, I am glad I have had time to think about this before writing. Considering what happens with Fili and Kili at the end of the 3rd movie, it is important for him to stand up to Thorin at some point, to show that he can be a leader.
Enough with the complaints! I enjoyed this movie a great deal and want to see it again! Smaug! Spiders! Beorn! Bree! Laketown!

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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