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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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The Silvan Elf

Date Posted: 2015-06-03
Tolkien Fan Level: 10
Film Format Seen? 3D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

Ever since my dad forced me to read the first lord of the rings, I was obsessed with it. Heck, I even know elvish. After watching the first Hobbit and it leaving at the part when we first see Smaug, when I first got home I immediately got on my laptop and googled when the second one would come out. I was extremely excited and ready for another journey into Middle Earth. I did an abundant amount of research and spent hours on end googling and preparing. I was NOT let down by any means.

Exceptional Parts:
I always thought that the first Hobbit needed a strong female character like LOTR. When Pete added Evangeline Lily as Tauriel I was elated. I was not let down at all by her.

MIRKWOOD. All of it. I absolutely loved how Martin Freeman played Bilbo so well in these scenes. The elves were AMAZING. The spiders were animated very well and the fight was well played.

Eh, So So part
The only part that left me scratching my head was the love triangle between Tauriel, Legolas, and Kili. It was honestly unneeded and just added drama that did not need to be there and quite frankly it did not fit in at all in a movie about a hobbit who helps a bunch of short dwarves to "reclaim their homeland".

Overall I really really enjoyed the movie. It is precious to me. Myyyy Preciousssss

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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