The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Reviewed by Roberto Di Donato on
. Review and Trailer of the film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Peter Jackson is a legend. This is amazing. Brilliant. Magical...
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Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen
I'm not sure we are ready to put Peter Jackson up there with J.R Tolkien just yet, but non the less his visualization of the LOTR trilogy and now the Hobbit has truly been a work of art that will be remembered forever. If this is the first of three chapters, then the next two will definitely be something to look forward too. The WETA team have out done themselves again and brought to life all my childhood memories from the book. Magical indeed.
We all love a prequel and The Hobbit takes us back before the days of Frodo to the time of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and his first meeting with the wizard Gandalf (Ian Mckellen). They embark on a merry adventure with an ensemble of mischievous Dwarves to reclaim their homeland; The Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug. The Dwarves will make you laugh and what they lack in stature, make up for in courage. Introducing: Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Dwalin, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori, Ori and Thorin.
This film has reinvigorated my old love of fantasy novels and the days as a child dreaming of Wizards and Dragons. For such a little book, Peter Jackson has indulged himself adding a lot to the film. Sure it goes for 2.5 hours but once you lose yourself in Middle Earth (especially in 3D) you will want to stay forever. Old characters, or should I say younger faces return from LOTR days and we get greater insight into the history of them all. I'm sure Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving really are Elves. ROB