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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Date Posted: 2014-03-11
Tolkien Fan Level: 1
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? No

As I left the theatre after seeing the first hobbit film, I thought it was a really good film. I didn't think the next film would blow me away. The entire film was incredible. I loved how Peter Jackson used the switching of scenes in a very creative way and I loved how he retold the book and didn't ruin it in the process. The awesome soundtrack by Howard Shore was unbelievable, as always. The CGI in some of the scenes were a bit obvious to point out, however the film makes up for this with a stunning Smaug. The action sequences were much cooler than the first film, such as the barrel sequence that everyone loves. I loved the final battle at the end of the movie and the cliffhanger was so surprising and I love Bilbo's last line. One problem which was with even the Lord of the Rings movies was that the movie was too long. In summation, it was a great movie and i can't wait for the third film. However, there is one more dispute with people that it's "too different from the book" and "it has to be like the book or it'll be a bad movie". Clearly, they have never read or watched The Return of the King, which happened to be extremely different from the book. You didn't complain about that film.

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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