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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Date Posted: 2014-02-24
Tolkien Fan Level: 5
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

I loved this movie so much! I was really excited to go see it, and got my tickets for the midnight showing the day they were available. I was pretty disappointed with the first one, but since the elves had always been my favorite part of the book, I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt. Well, it took me hours to calm down after seeing it. I rarely get 'into' movies, but this swept me off my feet. Other people complained about the violence, and while I definitely see their point, I don't think it's any worse than other Middle Earth movies. It's on par with Helm's Deep, and all the battles in ROTC. The movie had so many wonderful nods to the original LOTR series, and that made it all the better. From Peter Jackson's cameo at the beginning, to Gloin's pictures, and Legolas surfing the orc, it was a fun ride. I saw it again after Christmas, and while it didn't have the hype I felt at first, (not knowing what was coming), it still was incredible. Now I am counting down till the DVD comes out, and waiting for the next, and last, one.

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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