The Hobbit

Details: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first of 3 movies portraying the words penned by J. R. R. Tolkien.  Produced by the same directors as The Lord of The Rings trilogy.  Events that happen in the book and the movies The Hobbit happen 60 years before the series The Lord of The Rings.  Bilbo Baggins is the star of the Hobbit, which leads to Frodo Baggins getting into the mess and danger and adventures he does 60 years later.  We see Gandalf the Gray, a Brown and a White wizard all working together to figure out what is happening in Middle-earth where Elves, Dwarfs, Man, Hobbits, and Wizards enjoy peace.  But where new unknown evil is rising up.  The secondary star of the movie is Thorin Oakenshield the Dwarf King.  Baggins is met by Gandalf and 13 Dwarfs to be entreated to join them in reclaiming the lost Dwarf Kingdom taken many years earlier by Smaug the Dragon.  Gaulim is also introduced in the Hobbit, as it is Baggins interactions here in The Hobbit that lead Frodo into danger in The Lord of the Rings.  Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Sylvester McCoy, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving are just some of the amazing cast members playing roles in the movie.

My Review:  I never got to see this playing in the theator, but when Block Buster got it we tried for 3 days to get a copy.  We ended up renting a Blue Ray copy, which was really amazing.  The quality of the picture, the special effects, the plot the characters are very well done.  Its a great way to spend 3 hours of your time, watching a classic novel come to life.  With giants, dark shadows, undead, glowing swords, and cleaver annoyances with some great fighting scenes this is and excellent portrayal of The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien.  I remember reading the book when I was in High School, I read the The Hobbit, and all 3 Lord of the Rings books during Christmas break one year.  They were really good books, and the movies are a perfect!  You can't get over the beautiful music, the breath taking scenery in the Shire, and along the journey to the Elf Kingdom, and over the mountains.  I for one cannot wait to see the next to parts of this trilogy when they come out.

Pros: excellent, great graphics, great plot, follows the book really well

Cons: having to wait for the rest of the story

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