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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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24, Oklahoma City
United States

Date Posted: 2014-04-08
Tolkien Fan Level: 2
Film Format Seen? 3D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

99.99% of the film was great, absolutely PERFECT. HOWEVER.... I do have one tiny/major comment: WHY was the onscreen displayed title 'The Desolation of Smaug' in different fonts? It was Times New Roman instead of that beautiful, Old English calligraphy font shown for the titles of 'An Unexpected Journey', 'The Fellowship of the Ring', 'The Two Towers', and 'The Return of the King'. I mean, what's up with that?

I'm sorry, but that tiny change actually distracted me from the film for about 30 minutes! I just want to say that I REALLY hope that Peter Jackson will rework/correct those fonts for the extended cut DVD of 'The Desolation of Smaug', just so they'll all match! And if Peter Jackson is still including material and references to '' in the Appendices, I hope this tiny request can be brought to light! But other than that, it was a great 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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