The Hobbit, what an amazing book, and now a stunning movie!
The Hobbit, what an amazing book, and now a stunning movie! Directed by the same person as The Lord of the Rings movies, Peter Jackson does a great job with the film, particularly with the special effects.
The special effects are especially amazing when seeing the 3D version. The whole movie was shot in 3D, which makes it more real than other 3D movies. I really enjoyed the nature in the film with the 3D glasses on. I admit that I didn’t picture the main character, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), as being as young as they portray him in the movie.
Gandalf fans will be pleased to know that the same actor from The Lord of the Rings films (Ian McKellen) returned to play the legendary wizard again!
The story actually starts off in the first part of The Fellowship of the Ring, the first Lord of the Rings book. Bilbo starts writing down his adventures, starting off with a bit of history about Middle-Earth. Then, the story picks up when Bilbo decides to write down his journey for his nephew and heir to Bag End, Frodo Baggins.
Entering Bilbo’s tale, he flashes back 60 years, when his adventures began. There were some hilarious moments in The Hobbit, but you definitely should read the book first, or you won’t really get the humor. But the movie is also very gory in some parts, much more than in the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien.
Most people would probably think that this is the whole book in the movie (I know I did), but they’re wrong. I was disappointed when the approximately two-hour, fifteen minute movie ended just a third of the way through the novel. The next in the trilogy: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, will come out next December, with the final movie: The Hobbit: There and Back Again coming out in July 2014!
Overall, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was a spellbinding, suspenseful movie. The movie is rated PG-13 for a reason, but fans 11 and older will love the “unexpected journey."