The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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    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 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.

    Nominations:

    Critics Choice Awards - Art Direction, Costume, Make-Up, Visual Effects

    Director: 
    Peter Jackson
    Studio: 
    Warner Bros. Pictures
    Release Date: 
    December 14, 2012
    Rating: 
    PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned
    Rating Warnings: 
    extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images

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    gofobohumantristen's picture

    Hobbit fans? Who is your favorite character and why? Tell us!

    Be sure to share your thoughts. Each week the best comment, as voted on by users, will receive a pair of passes to an upcoming screening. To cast your vote click on the thumbs up or thumbs down next to each comment.

    I had this whole thing typed out and then it disappeared. Bah!

    Anyway, my favorite of all was Bilbo, with Fili and Kili a close second. All of the characters were great, but I connected with these three the most.

    Bilbo was definitely done justice with the choice to have Martin Freeman play him. I sympathized with the guy the whole way, from his reluctance to leave his home (and who could fault him, after a bunch of dwarves basically turned it into a circus?!), to his choice to let Gollum live and to endanger himself to save the Dwarf king. The whole time, we could tell that Bilbo was way in over his head but still kept at it with his brave little heart, and Freeman was just plain amazing in the role (as in any role!).

    Then there's Fili and Kili. I think in movies it can be challenging for actors to play the comedic relief role when everyone else is just so. darn. serious, but these guys were great. They were funny without being over the top/out of place, and while all other characters were great in their own way, these two come to mind first.

    Amazing movie overall.

    Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, tops my list. Martin plays him with his expressive charm and you can see Bilbo's changes and growth through the adventures. He is "becoming" and it's a pleasure to watch.

    Smeagol is also a joy to watch, especially in The Hobbit. His duality is funny and frightening and affecting. Serkis, and all of the people involved with creating that character, are geniuses.

    My favorite dwarf so far is Bofur. I'm quite surprised, too, but he's got some of the best bits and I enjoy his interactions with Bilbo. He makes me LOL.

    It would definitely have to be schmeigel. How often can we relate to him fighting with his other self. For instance when we have to make a decision on something we have to do there will always be that little voice of yours saying..dont do it...do it...dont do it...do it! His character is as special to the Hobbit fans as was ET,Gremlins and so many others are!

    All the hobbits are my favorite because I am short and silly and love to eat more than three meals a day...breakfast, brunch, noonsies, lunch, etc :)

    Smeagol/Gollum. The duality is endlessly fascinating.

    Aragon cuz Viggo is totally HOTTT!!!

    det19442001's picture

    I thought the Hobbit had amazing special effects and landscapes when I saw in in IMAX three D.

    kwonali's picture

    I was really excited to see The Hobbit, but left the film with mixed emotions. The faster frame time was undesired but understood. I appreciate Peter Jackson's attempt at giving the audience a glimpse of what it might feel like to move at a Hobbit's pace. I enjoyed that it stayed true to the Lord of the Ring series, the majesty of the scenery and the quality of the special affects were on point. Overall a good film, however I didn't expect it to be a series. I will probably see the next one as I think it's part of a major cult classic.