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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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Alyssa

18, Boston
United States

Date Posted: 2014-01-07
Tolkien Fan Level: 3
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
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I saw this movie after I finished reading the book (finally). So this time I knew what was coming this time and I had expectations.

The thing I loved the most was Smaug. I loved the 3D of Smaug and the effects, and how the writers and Benedict Cumberbatch were able to characterize a dragon.

I didn't like Tauriel. She got in the way of the plot to me it seemed.

I also didn't like Lake-Town. It didn't to me seem exactly what I had imagined and I hated how they didn't include all of the Dwarves when they went to the mountain. Isn't it the point so all of them go together to reclaim their home? Now all of them are probably going to die in the last movie.

Overall I was still pleased with the movie, I loved it, those things were just the big points that I noticed.

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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