Sinopsis :Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon. Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Sylvester McCoy, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Lee Pace, Conan Stevens, Bret McKenzie, Aidan Turner, James Nesbitt, Graham McTavish, Barry Humphries, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, Mark Hadlow, John Callen, William Kircher, John Bell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dean O'Gorman, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, Stephen Hunter, Tim McLachlan Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action Production: WingNut Films, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Keyword: #riddle #elves #dwarves #orcs #middle-earth (tolkien) #hobbit #mountain #wizard #journey #ring #goblin #courage #giant #tunnel #underground lake #buried treasure #climbing a tree #invisibility #ancient #gnomes
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Key questions come to mind for those who have yet to see this movie. One is: is it as good as the Lord of the Rings films? While I personally believe it is not, that is beyond the point. The Hobbit is a separate story in itself with a different narrative feel, that happens to take place in the same environment. Don't walk into this film expecting it to feel like another Lord of the Rings film, and keep an open mind. One of the other main questions regards the disappointingly mixed critical reception behind the film. As a person who usually cares about critic reviews before seeing films, I must advise you all FORGET ABOUT THE CRITICS ON THIS ONE. "An Unexpected Journey" is a fantastic introduction to the three-part series, and will likely follow with even better sequels to follow. The same idea can be said about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1 was rated amongst the worst of the Harry Potter films, even though the screen time itself was great when taken in context to the following final act. The same will be said about "An Unexpected Journey". Could it have been better? Sure, there were some areas the film could have done without. On the whole though, this is still a very entertaining fantasy movie, and one which I wouldn't mind seeing another time or two. It perhaps didn't blow me away like "Return of the King" had or the final battle in "Two Towers", but it is still a film I can highly recommend for any fan of Lord of the Rings to go see with some friends or family. 8/10 : B+ The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first part of Peter Jackson's planned trilogy based on J.R.R Tolkien's precursor to The Lord of the RIngs, The Hobbit. Various stars from The Lord of the Rings return here, such as Ian McKellen, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, 90 year-old Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett and Andy Serkis' spectacular motion capture Gollum. New faces include Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, ex-Doctor Who Sylvester McCoy, Lee Pace, Graham McTavish, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Manu Bennett and Barry Humphries.
This film starts with old Bilbo Baggins writing down his adventures with the Dwarfs in The Lonely Mountain for his nephew Frodo. Then, 60 years earlier, Martin Freeman is young, content with his quaint, quiet lifestyle in Bag End. That is, until mysterious wizard Gandalf the Grey and a company of 12 dwarfs. After that, he is whisked off on adventures in the dangers of Middle Earth.
This was a really great film. Although I don't like one relatively short book being drawn out into three 2-and- a-half-hour films, I had faith in Peter Jackson after he brought us LOTR before. I like the way they managed to take small parts in the book and made them longer, as well as adding in some good stuff also. Howard Shore once again knocks it out of the park with a magnificent score, and the action is enjoyable and really fun. Also, this is the funniest of any Lord of the Rings-related film; most of it at the expense of the dwarfs. The riddle scene was amazing; Gollum was better than ever here. The character of Bilbo was brilliant, good character development and an awesome performance from Martin Freeman. My gripes with it? It is a little overlong. It was acceptable to have 4-hour epics with The Lord of the Rings as each one was a separate book. Here, there are some pacing issues as some parts are dragged out. Also, yet I think this will be resolved in the next parts, The Desolation of Smaug and There and Back Again, the dwarfs' characters (with the exception of Thorin and Balin) were not fleshed out enough, and you didn't get to know them enough here. However, overall this is a great film, and I can't wait for its successors.
Finally, I would just like to congratulate the film-makers on adding in a wonderful Wilhelm Scream from a goblin. It's nice to see they're still being used.