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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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New Zealand

Date Posted: 2013-12-28
Tolkien Fan Level: 5
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

It was a roller coaster ride for me "out of the frying pan into the fire into a furnace into a Dragons lair"! There were so many things to process I went to see it twice on Boxing day, first in 2D and later in 3D (3d 48fps is way better IMHO and I was against it until I saw AUJ). Beorn my new favourite Hobbit character! Mirkwood forest and the Spiders, fantastic, and a scene I had been looking forward too. The barrels, exciting and funny, over the top action and I loved it. SMAUG, just breath taking! THE TREASURE a character all of its own! I saved the changes till last but Legolas, didn't disappoint! Tauriel, I feel in love with her character and how uncompromising she is. Gandalf his journey, just WOW, not enough!! There are so many little FAN moments, "SPOILER ALERT" Bilbo searching for the Arkenstone and picking up a small piece of Mithril, Legolas getting a bleeding nose in a fight. The Spiders talking! I could go on but this movie is set at a cracking pace and you don't get a chance to process it along the ride. Go see it on the big screen you will no regret it! The Movie is great and although it has some major changes from the book I still enjoyed it immensely!! See it as a Journey through middle earth again because after this trilogy it will all come to an end....... Namarie....

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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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