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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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jbmig51

52, Carlsbad
United States

Date Posted: 2013-12-29
Tolkien Fan Level: 8
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
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The introduction segment is what threw me a little. To say that 15 months earlier Gandalf and Thorin had a conversation in a tavern like this seemed to be a bit odd to me, but I guess an explanation had to be shown. I expected the movie to pick up right where they left off. The eagles once again came through to help everyone, and I expected to see some type of scene where the whole group would be scaling down a mountain side and getting ready to approach Mirkwood forest. But alas the director took another approach. It's not a bad approach to the storyline, but it seemed to be a disconnect or fragmented way to move the story along. All in all, everything else seemed to go alright with the characters. Turiel, and Fili threw me off once again with the budding love story hinting through, but otherwise it was ok. To leave Bilbo stating: "What have we done" at the end had me in stitches and nerves, but it had to be done. Thanks for reading my humble opinion.

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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