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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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Gil-galed


Date Posted: 2014-03-05
Tolkien Fan Level: 4
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
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I really liked this movie despite some flaws. Their was more action sequences in TDOS then AUJ, and that was what even non-lord of the rings fans really liked and thankfully Michael Bay didn't direct it. When I went to go see this movie whet I was really expecting to see was Peter Jackson's awesome Mirkwood, but I was honestly a little disappointed and wanted to see more, so I will definitely be watching the extended editions to get more. Some people argue that Legolas shouldn't have been in this film but it made sense in Mirkwood, but in Lake-town I say it went a little far. the orcs/goblins do not look anything like the lord of the rings orcs (even though we usually saw the Uruk-hai more often), but then more than made up for "Smaug the tremendous" voiced brilliantly by Benedict Cumberbatch. so overall I enjoyed this movie and can't wait till the extended editions come out.

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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