The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
StorylineBilbo Baggins is swept into a 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 Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters 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 guile 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 ... Written by Production
So just finished watching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, this is first of three films and the only one out at the moment. Was only released on Monday out on DVD.
So what do I think of the film...?
It was brilliant, little slow on the start, and if your worried its going to bit a little boring like when your watching the hobbit sections of Lord of the Rings then you don't have to worry, its called the Hobbit but its based on the Journey to the Dwarven stronghold of Erebor. So you've got the fights and the set up of the story, if you've read the book then you won't be disappointed it actually seem to follow the lines of the book which is something not said much nowadays. The films has been cast well making the film very enjoyable to watch. And the watch that CGI has been used makes the whole film seem real, relatively speaking. Another great Peter Jackson film.
This is a definite must watch!!! I will say though that the film is long almost 3hours not that you really notice that. But for only that reason I will drop it 0.5 of a mark and give the film 9.5/10.
Truly great piece of Cinema.