A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug.
Release Year: 2012
Rating: 9.0/10 (9,894 voted)
Critic's Score: 60/100
Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage
Storyline 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 ...
Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens
Cast: Ian McKellen
From the smallest beginnings come the greatest legends.
Filming Locations: Rock and Pillar Range, Otago, New Zealand
Did You Know?
This is not the first of Peter Jackson's pet projects where he has asked Guillermo del Toro to direct; del Toro was also offered to helm the now troubled
Halo movie, but he turned it down to direct his own pet project
Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Del Toro did accept the chance to direct this film, but after years stuck in pre-production limbo, he left to pursue other projects.
Quotes: Bilbo Baggins:
I have... I have never used a sword in my life. Gandalf:
And I hope you never have to. But if you do, remember this: true courage is about not knowing when to take a life, but when to spare one.
Nothing short of a masterpiece.
Best of the best. Pete has crafted a masterpiece. I should say at this
point, I am a new fan of LOTR movies after seeing this movie. My
friends and family always told me I should watch the previous 3 films
and now i cant wait to sit down with a bowl of popcorn and witness the
magnificent scale and perfect execution that The Hobbit: an Unexpected
Journey brought to all 5 senses of mine. Maybe I could count The Hobbit
in as a SIXTH sense. It was just THAT good.
First of all, the 48fps was just beautifully sharp and clean to the
eyes. It was a touch of technological wizardry by Jackson, and it
worked perfectly, allowing the viewer to feel as he/she were a spying
picture frame on Bilbo's fireplace, or a pine tree looking over a cliff
and down at Rivendell. It seems far fetched, but lets just say I forgot
I was watching a movie, and you can experience for yourself, what I
The execution was fabulous as well; the pacing, the shot angles, the
acting, the script, and so much more. The score by Howard Shore was so
clever and is sure to put a smile on your face. The WHOLE movie will
put a smile on your face. The Hobbit will remind you that you can do
great things, no matter how small.