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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Selfish Narwal

22, Alamogordo, NM
United States

Date Posted: 2013-12-21
Tolkien Fan Level: 5
Film Format Seen? 3D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

The Desolation of Smaug was a pleasant return into the world of Middle-earth. As a Lord of the Rings film, it pales in comparison to the emotion that The Two Towers held. The issues with the film were: too many cheesy action scenes, Tauriel and Kili's entirely unneeded romance, and the CGI is still not there. However the CGI was an improvement over the first film. Smaug was incredible, a legend for the silver screen. Bard and Lake-town were near perfection and helped aid the film seem somewhat like a Lord of the Rings film. Thranduil was a grand edition to the elven world of Middle-earth. Overall the film was fun, and I will see it again, and treasure my extended edition copy. Thank you Peter Jackson for another great middle-earth adventure, I just hope you can get the third one to feel more like a Lord of the Rings film. 7.5 stars out of 10

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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