Bilbo Baggins is swept into a 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. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is directed by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson. It stars Elijah Wood as Frodo, Billy Connolly as Dain Ironfoot, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Luke Evans as Bard, Hugo Weaving as Elrond, Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel, Ian McKellan as Gandalf, Andy Serkis as Gollum, Christopher Lee as Saruman, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield.
The question of whether you'll enjoy The Hobbit comes with more prerequisites than I can count. Do you love the original book? Do you love The Lord of the Rings film trilogy? Are you seeing the film in the controversial 48 frames-per-second format? In 3D or IMAX or some combination of all of them? When The Fellowship of the Ring was released, the only question was whether you were willing to sit through three hours of epic fantasy. Simpler times. I'll tell you I saw the film in standard, 24 fps, non-3D, just as it should be. I loved the original trilogy of films when I saw them, but I've never read any of the books. I didn't really understand how Peter Jackson and company planned to reach the same heights as LOTR when the source material is, by most accounts, a... Read Review