Director: Peter Jackson
Music: Howard Shore
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 foreverGollum.
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... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
The hoary Gandalf (Ian McKellen), along with a very simple and innocent Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) are men on a mission, with a little help from their friends - in this case, 13 feisty dwarves led by the warrior Thorin (Richard Armitage). They set out on a journey in the often dark and treacherous land that is Middle-earth, on a trip that has them battle everything from Goblins, Orcs, Wargs and giant spiders to Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Open-field battles are replaced by close, gripping moments of suspense, frantic chases and various saved-by-a-whisker close shaves. Apart from that, Bilbo also goes through some life-changing experiences. But it is Gandalf and Saruman (Christopher Lee) who are majestic and menacing respectively. They steal the show.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, directed by Peter Jackson, clocks in at a whopping 2 hours and 40 minutes, if you dont count the roughly 15 minutes it takes for the end credits to roll. Given that Jacksons Lord of the Rings trilogy grossed nearly 3 billion dollars and won 14 Oscars in all, its hardly surprising that the studio happily green-lit The Hobbit, and didnt complain when the New Zealand-based filmmaker decided to squeeze three films out of JRR Tolkiens rather slim 300-page prequel to the Rings saga. But despite its gorgeous sweeping visuals, spectacular special effects, and some terrific action sequences, this first installment in Jacksons three-film adaptation cant help feeling long and overblown and stretched beyond limits.
wow!! the movie is tooo good! for all those who hav been LOTR fans and the first timers as well must go fr dis one. it is a treat!