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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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27,
Date Posted: 2014-01-21
Tolkien Fan Level: 10
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? No
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Very good movie, I have seen it twice. Some of the changes from the book are very questionable, like the Dwarves battling Smaug and escaping unscathed. I am not sure the deviations added much to the story. I liked Tauriel and Legolas, the elf and dwarf romance though was a little odd, waiting to see how that all plays out in the next one.

I am little concerned with the Sauron stuff. They seem to be walking a fine line here. if they make him too powerful then why is Gandalf so surprised in the fellowship. If they his defeat in the Battle of the Five Armies too great, why was he not completing defeated? Anyways, I wait with great anticipation to see how they tie all of this up in the final one.

P.S.
Some get working on a film version of Beren & Luthien already.

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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