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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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Gidge

45, Billerica
United States

Date Posted: 2014-10-12
Tolkien Fan Level: 2
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
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I felt funny putting down all top marks for every category because I rarely do that. Anything I review, I will always try to find something that could be improved, but not here. I was totally engrossed in the story throughout, and maybe only one special-effect flaw that stood out to me. I read the book, and felt the storyline of the movie complimented and enhanced the original completely. First, I'm not a fan of the book - the characters lack depth and the movie brought life to the story. I particularly loved the addition of Tauriel, to give a strong female character. I adored Kili's innocent crush on her and could see how that sweetness could have larger implications for the story. Just overall fun, with action, clever lines and depth of character that you rarely find in film. Bravo.

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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