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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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New York
United States

Date Posted: 2014-01-04
Tolkien Fan Level: 8
Film Format Seen? Imax 3D
Will view again in a different format? Yes

I saw the film both in 2D and 3D…enjoyed both but in general I find the 3D glasses distracting. Lake Town was a little weak, but I really liked all the other sets/landscapes shown. The characters looked great as well. In my opinion, no other films look as good as LOTR/Hobbit…

Liked: I enjoy the idea of additional story lines being added-the more the better… and if there needs to be some changes to the original story, I'm OK with that. Who is to say that an elf and a dwarf never had a crush on each other? Amazing scenes with the dragon and the necromancer.

Disliked: Legolas killed too many orcs…that was a bit silly. Radagast was not as ridiculous here as in AUJ…I feel this character could have been presented better in both films. Instead of an powerful and wise environmental champion we have our own Jar Jar Binks...

Most overused line in both the LOTR & Hobbit films: "What did you say?"

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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