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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


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Robert Hawkins

62, Cranbrook, BC
Canada

Date Posted: 2014-11-06
Tolkien Fan Level: 8
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
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I'll begin by saying that I am a life-long fan of the book (bookS, including of course LOTR) as well as of Mr Jackson's cinematic retelling, however....the way the escape in the barrels was changed including the ensuing chase scene down the rapids was so over the top and unnecessary that it borders on blasphemy. THEN....we have to suffer through the same sort of hyped up nonsense in the dragon's lair with that whole run around the cave, melting gold thing. Peter, Peter, Peter....give your head a shake man. I am such a fan, but it was like finding out your girlfriend cheated on you. What were you thinking? Dollars, I'm guessing. That sort of drivel is embarrassingly popular these days. The rest was outstanding, as expected.

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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