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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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Shevaun

28, Dallas
United States

Date Posted: 2013-12-28
Tolkien Fan Level: 5
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
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I have seen this movie 3 times and each time it just gets better. The characters, most especially the ones that aren't mentioned in detail in the book, flow well with the story. I think that comes from the fact that Peter, Fran, and Philippa are experts at doing their research and drawing from fragments of ideas Tolkien had in other books to form them into not only something that fits but something that Tolkien would've approved of. Now that the second movie is out, I feel sad like I did with the LOTR because I don't want to leave the world of Middle Earth behind. For someone who is rather realistic most of the time, getting caught up in a story of such fantastical creatures is a nod to the genius of the creators.

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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