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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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Tatertot092

21, Tupelo
United States

Date Posted: 2014-03-24
Tolkien Fan Level: 8
Film Format Seen? 3D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
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The Desolation of Smaug is a beautiful movie. Saw it 3 times in theaters because I enjoyed it so much. The really really good parts of the movie (Mirkwood, Thranduil, Spiders, the Necromancer/Dol Guldur, first view of Erebor, Smaug, and Bard etc) were a lot better and stood out more than the good parts of An Unexpected Journey. However, the really really bad parts of the movie stood out more as well. Such as Tauriel and Kili's romance (totally made me gag in theater every time during the athelas scene), the long chase scene through Erebor, and the barrel riding scene. Of course there were good parts to each but still were really really bad.

I would highly recommend this movie to any Tolkien, or movie fan as a great film to see.

4.0/5.0

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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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