Unless you’ve been living in a hobbit hole in the midst of New Zealand for the past while, you’ll have known all about J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel, The Hobbit, being adapted for film last month (December 2012). Last week I had the pleasure of watching the film in 3D and here is my review:
Title: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Part One)
Age Guidline: 12A (PG-13)
Star Rating: 4 stars.
Storyline: The story is of a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins who is reluctantly swept into an action-packed quest to reclaim Erebor from a fearsome dragon and rightfully return it to the dwarves. Baggins is approached suddenly by the great wizard Gandalf the Grey and soon finds himself alongside a dozen or so dwarves, Gandalf and the legendary Thorin. During Part One, their journey takes them well in the wild where they trek through lands that swarm with beasts such as trolls and the tremendously ugly orcs. Along their journey, Bilbo also meets Gollum and gains possession of his ‘precious’ ring that proves unexpectedly useful.
My Thoughts: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Part One) was an excellent film with some truly spectacular acting from the cast and some really wonderful graphics and effects. Some of the dialogue was also truly inspiring.
I have high anticipation for Part Two and Three now. Have you seen The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Part One)? Do you want to? Leave me a comment and let me know.