The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

2012 • 169 minutes
4.3
326 reviews
64%
Tomatometer
M
Rating
Eligible
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Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson returns to Middle Earth with the first of three films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's enduring masterpiece. Set in Middle Earth 60 years before the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy,the adventure follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins,who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf,Bilbo finds himself joining a company of dwarves on a journey into wild,treacherous lands swarming with beasts of every ilk. Although their goal lies to the East,they must first escape the goblin tunnels,where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever...Gollum. Alone with Gollum,on the shores of an underground lake,the unassuming Bilbo gains possession of Gollum's "precious" -- a simple,gold ring tied to the fate of all Middle Earth.
4.3
326 reviews
Ben Holt
May 2, 2013
A bit more childish than the LOTR trilogy, but that is how the book made out to be. A bit disapointed that it is a trilogy but considering it will likely be the last set of movies to venture into middle earth, it seems fitting to explore as much of the book as they will on the silver screen.
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Nicholas McNamara
December 17, 2014
This Movie Drags on too long ! With it being such a big budget New Zealand Film it should be edited to 1 & 1/2 hours only eg keep all the fighting scenes monsters etc and delete most of the other crap ! After all most of us just want the fight scenes and the special effects ! I Liked the goblins lair / with singing ! Nice touch ! 3.5 stars - PS - these long drawn out movies coming out of New Zealand need to stop ! Its almost as thou they ( film makers )can't work out what's crap and what's not !
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Rebecca Trevillian
November 30, 2014
Im not interested in buying a movieI haven't seen.
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