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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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Reema A

23, Amman
Jordan

Date Posted: 2013-12-29
Tolkien Fan Level: 6
Film Format Seen? Imax 3D
Will view again in a different format? Yes
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I always say that Tolkien's work gives the space for his readers to imagine what could have happened... Peter Jackson has yet again proven how he can use that to add cinematic elements. At first I was worried about the introduction of so many characters not in the original text - but found myself surprised to see that it all came together in the end. I can not get over how well Lee Pace was as Thranduil, he personified the Elvenking so well it have me chills... Snarky, greedy, and a bit selfish is how I always imagined him - I am so happy with what we got... I don't know how I feel with some of the Lake Town scenes... I felt they diverted a bit too far from cannon... And last but not least - those final scenes of Smaug... Weta Digital has never failed us, and time and time again I marvel at every single bit of work they have done.

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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