Written July 26, 2014
This is the first installment of a trilogy for the Hobbit novel. I'm a big fan of Jackson's LOTR work and he certainly does a great job depicting the beautiful and mystical world in the Hobbit. The movie is broken up into an introduction, Smaug, and the war. If you're a fan of LOTR, you'll enjoy the journey this film takes you on.
Written December 27, 2012
Without giving away the details, the movie is incredibly long and the ending just plain sucked. For all the hype, i was definitely disappointed. To its credit, it does have some very beautiful scenes and some very funny moments.
Written December 24, 2012
Peter Jackson (Philippa Boyen, Fran Walsh, and surprisingly Guillermo del Toro) definitely re-envisioned this classic story. Like many movie franchises these days,the actual story is divided into three different movies. The story is told differently, perhaps more expansively than the novel. And it definitely has more of a modern take with the dialog and characters. Cameos from several of the main characters from the first three movies ease you into the story that occurs some 60 years before the start of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Martin Freeman nails the role of Bilbo and gives a great performance as the prudent, self-effacing hobbit who makes the choice to join the dwarves' quest. Richard Armitage is also excellent as Thorin Oakenshield. The music, the beauty of the New Zealand landscape are on full display, yet it's still the quest and character interaction that anchors it all. It's a rollicking beginning to the prequel and a 3 hour journey, but one that holds your heart.
Written July 26, 2014
It seems to be a great movie if you had liked the previous trilogy of Lord of the Rings. The movie displays great character development in Bilbo Bagins. The movie has lots of dialogue describing the origin of the dwarfs and their kings. If you're not a big fan of understanding the story behind the characters you might not be amused. However, if you're like me and love the story you will enjoy how Peter Jackson sets the scene as well as the set up for the next coming movie.