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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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Peterthorn of Rohan

15, Athens
Greece

Date Posted: 2013-12-30
Tolkien Fan Level: 8
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
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A movie for everyone that angered me as a Tolkien purist, but entertained me in a way no other movie has achieved. Great production, good directing by Peter Jackson, a decent screenplay and awesome acting.
The jewel of the film is of course Martin Freeman, who delivers all the depth of Bilbo's character, even though he doesn't have at all the screentime he needed to have. Together with Richard Armitage they form a great on-screen duo.
Evangeline Lilly was great, but the love triangle subplot was distracting, totally unneeded, and I hope instead of that, we would get much more screentime with Bilbo.
All in all I think it's a great action movie, but not a fantastic Tolkien movie and it's the fourth best Tolkien movie to date(AUJ,ROTK,TTT,DOS,FOTR).

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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