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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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43, Cuyahoga Falls
United States

Date Posted: 2014-08-13
Tolkien Fan Level: 6
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

Did not enjoy it in the theater due to the 3d plus 48. Just too much! maybe i am just getting too old. enjoyed the movie much more watching in a more traditional format.

Liked the movie a bunch, but could have used a lot less of Legolas jumping around. The barrel chase was fun but just a bit too much. Loved the Dragon, but didn't care too much for the dwarves vs dragon fight scenes. It was cool, but could have been done better. Bilbo and Smaug chat was terrific!

Did enjoy the new elf character despite the silliness of the dwarf elf "romance" of sorts. Again, it was okay but could have been done better.

some of it felt rushed. What about Thrain? Mirkwood went by too quickly and the Beorn...what happened?

Sauron and Dol Gulder was neat. Did enjoy the mage battle between light and darkness. Was hoping for the whole white council, but I guess will have to wait for the next movie for that scene.

Very excited for extended version!

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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