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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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Afool_ofA_took

20, Brisbane
Australia

Date Posted: 2014-02-20
Tolkien Fan Level: 5
Film Format Seen? Imax 3D
Will view again in a different format? Yes
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This movie, however controversial amongst Lord of the Rings fans, was for me a story that I became lost in and am still lost in now. Yes the book is different to the movie, but where's the adventure in variation? Perhaps it does means change but making the movie word for word from the book wouldn't have worked as well as people think. This movie, it's screen play and the characters I found was the perfect mix. And Smaug is the best visual on-screen adaption of a dragon I've ever seen. Why put down The Hobbit because it's not what you expected? Why not see the movies and the books in different lights to each other, everyone is different as is their creative imagination. The Hobbit is my favourite book and my favourite movie. Although different, the movie was not any less special. In fact, it was the most special movie/movies I've seen. What an amazing story that has been told. Couldn't fault it!

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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