The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey last edited by jazz1987 on 09/22/18 07:28AM View full history

Official Synopsis

"The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers.

Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum.

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities…A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know."

Plot

This film is the first of three that are an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's book of the same name. Bilbo Baggins tells his tale and how he was persuaded to join Gandalf, and 13 Dwarves on a journey to Dwarves former home, the Lonely Mountain, to reclaim it, and the treasure within from the dragon Smaug.

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A Hobbit, a Wizard, and 13 Dwarves 0

I was really looking forward to this film as I really enjoyed the Lord of the Rings films, and have enjoyed the books for longer. I have to say I have been getting slightly agitated after waiting 5 years to see this film, and have been getting more excited in the build up to the release date (13/12/12 which is today). I went to see this film in 2D as I'm not an overall big fan of 3D, only liking certain films, and I'd read in another review that the 3D kind of spoiled the film in bits.PlotSPOILE...

9 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Ow my head. 0

I was a little apprehensive about this film I love the lord of the Rings it is one of my favourite movie trilogies but the Hobbit would only work as one film but it is now become three films and it is a short film so I wanted to see how it turned out and I will go and see the other two when they come out.PlotBilbo bagins goes off with 12 dwarves to take back Erebor from the dragon Smaug who has taken over their kingdom so they go out to kill him.ReviewThis was a good film I enjoyed it but it is ...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

A Cinematic Return to Middle Earth 0

Mostly spoiler free - I have mentioned the names of some characters but most people will already know that they appear in the film. The only thing worse than that is spoiler blocked.PlotIn general, the film followed the book quite closely with a few variations (the additions of characters for example). As much as I was dubious about having characters like Radagast and Galadriel added in, it did work to a degree. In a way, these parts of the film felt a little forced and sometimes a little slow b...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

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