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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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Lady of Light

38, Dublin
Ireland

Date Posted: 2014-01-05
Tolkien Fan Level: 9
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
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A massive fan from waay back, I really wanted to like the film. And did, all in all.. Though Sir Peter has now completely taken leave from the original material and what we're being asked to watch is a riff on Tolkien. Not Tolkien - though sometimes we get a glimpse of the spirit in which it was written.

Entertaining, certainly, I didn't feel the time pass and when the screen went black at the end I was taken by surprise. So yes, go and see it, it is a fantastic family film. But it isn't a patch on Lotr or even AUJ. Where i really baulked was the ridiculous healing scene with 'Tauriel' and Kili. Not good. Loved the bits that Gandalf was in. Will go and see TABA, of course, but am not expecting much. Kinda sad.

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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