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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Carlwise Gamgee

16, Manila

Date Posted: 2014-01-02
Tolkien Fan Level: 3
Film Format Seen? Imax 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? No

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. December 13, 2013. A prologue has started the movie again, just like 'An Unexpected Journey.' Well, this also gave me infos that I should know to continuously go with the story's flow. Thumbs up for that. Just like what the others say, Beorn appeared too brief. He was one of the characters that I would like to know more visually aside from reading the book. But still, thumbs up for him, his appearance, and house. All of the places featured in this movie were near to what I've imagined them to be. Woodland Realm. Mirkwood. Elvenking's Domain. LAKETOWN. Erebor. Almost everybody loved Laketown. It's exactly what I would want it to be. The characters acted and played great. Of course, our burglar showed his other side, adventurous. SMAUG, oh, Smaug! He was brilliant! The eyes, the scaly covering, the fire. Stupendous! 'The Desolation of Smaug' bothered me because of so many questions popping our from my head and this was great for a movie. Does Bilbo got the Arkenstone? What will happen to Gandalf? Will the Dwarves be reunited? What will happen to Tauriel and Legolas? and other questions. All in all, this movie uplifted my mood and made me expect and aim that the final installment will be great as it could be.

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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