Fans Line-Up for The Desolation of SmaugWhile we put our finishing touches on the official Ringer Reviews section, we thought it would be fun to collect your immediate reaction to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug right here on this post. (That is of course IF the film has released in your country)

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Then, stay tuned in the next few days when we raise the curtain on the new Ringer Reviews for The Desolation of Smaug. Along with the ability to post your comprehensive review of the film, you will have the chance to rate 20+ specific aspects of the film. Details coming soon.

So what are you waiting for? Sound off!

We’ve teamed up with always awesome LOTRProject to track fan sentiment coming out of Desolation of Smaug.  As evidenced by the varied reviews by our own staff, fans are either going to fall in love all over again or scratch their heads asking, “why PJ, why?!” In an effort to follow what fans worldwide really think of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, LOTRProject has assembled a visual twitter tracking page of fan opinions of #TheHobbit and any of the characters.

Tweet your true feelings with #TheHobbit

  • Did you find the film amazing and fulfilling?
  • Who is the most popular Desolation character, by tweet mentions?
  • Do fans love the changes Peter Jackson has made to the story?

Tag your tweets with “Desolation of Smaug” or “hobbit” or #thehobbit along with your immediate reaction to seeing Desolation. We will continue to monitor fan reactions through the weekend, and look for the relaunching Ringer Reviews section in the coming days to voice your full nuanced opinions!

Check it out: RECEPTION OF SMAUG http://lotrproject.com/analysis/dos/

Desolation Reception graph

twitter TORN iconAs you are aware, many Hobbit cast members have their own twitter accounts. After Evangeline Lilly participated in a live Twitter Q&A the other day, we thought it would be a great time to remind you of the official accounts. As far as we know each actor manages their twitter personally, offering a great way to keep up with them. Continue reading “Company of Tweets: Follow Your Favourite Hobbit Actors on Twitter”

Carlene writes: Wired.com is having a vote on which book “everyone” should be reading at the same time to form “one big international book club.” My suggestion was “The Hobbit.”. According to the article ,”the aim with One Book, One Twitter is — like the one city, one book program which inspired it — is to get a zillion people all reading and talking about a single book.” Let’s try to get more folks to vote for “The Hobbit!” Wired.com Article and voting here!

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