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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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bishop_lavis

28, cape town
South Africa

Date Posted: 2014-04-09
Tolkien Fan Level: 2
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
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wow, what a ride... upon first viewing i was slightly underwhelmed but mostly due to my hyping it up over the year and forcing myself to be in awe of every trailer that was released. this installment was a lot more entertaining that the first but less "adventurey" which is kind of a mixed bag as i really hoped this one would knock the first one out the park in every aspect. i loved the bree prologue, time jumps and flashbacks help shift mood and interest in something and what better way than to show the audience more or less where it all started and in one of the most beloved settings in middle earth. the soundtrack was safely above average, some excellent moments and some really bland ones, not something i'd put on repeat but not something i'd completely discard. overall an entertaining experience with immense replay value that i think once put into context with the entire trilogy will be remembered as one of the greatest fantasy adventure flicks of our time..

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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