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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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Namariee

45, Mississauga, Ontario
Canada

Date Posted: 2013-12-30
Tolkien Fan Level: 6
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
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A very entertaining film. I am not a Tolkien purist, so I did not mind the various and sometimes necessary tangents or new characters. Besides, the written and visual mediums are two separate beasts. A couple of moments had me little perplexed, and I do feel that the film might have been edited a bit better, but on the whole I loved it. The visuals were gorgeous, as usual. The attention to detail in the costuming and art direction to be highly commended. And the visual effects are incredible, particularly the dragon who is stunning. Kudos to all the actors, especially Freeman and Armitage.

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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