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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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JAXC

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United Kingdom

Date Posted: 2014-10-09
Tolkien Fan Level: 10
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? No
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Amazing graphics, scenery, cinematography, music, actors and a great original story. All the ingredients for an amazing movie, but... in comes Peter Jackson, boom... we get a terrible movie. He manages to destroy the great story and comes up with his own version which involves numerous cartoon stunt sequences and he makes it completely unrealistic. For the second part of a trilogy it is way to climactic; after the first half an hour you're fed up of sitting on the edge of your seat. Oh, and did I mention interracial romance(blasphemous!) which made PJ the hate of every true Tolkien fan? The movie made me so sad; the trilogy went off to a decent start with "An Unexpected Journey" and I was hoping it would improve just like LOTR. How I was wrong! I'm now dreading the final installment and almost don't want to see it. But of course I will, one terrible movie won't kill the Tolkienite in me!

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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