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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

By apettine
Written January 09, 2013
This is an entertaining film with good action and great special effects. I would recommend it to all children and adolescents and some of the sci-fi fan adults I know. I loved the actors, especially the lead who played the hobbit. His reactions to the scenarios really defined and enriched the movie. The story was a little thin, I thought, and the plot was less than innovative, as it duplicated so many of the events which made the Lord of the Rings trilogy so exciting and addictive.
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Great Movie!!

By Smelly LaFoot
Written December 14, 2012
I don't know which movie the critics who rated this so-so were watching because this movie was great! I knew I would like it beforehand, but it surpassed what I was even expecting. The cast for the film was well done and Martin Freeman as Bilbo was a perfect fit. If you liked the Lord of The Rings movies, you will definitely like The Hobbit.
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It was a beautifully filmed movie, but ...

By skhampton
Written December 15, 2012
it was rather slow. My husband actually fell asleep during part of it. Probably will wait until the trilogy is out on DVD and then watch them in a marathon.
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Excellent

By KEAS
Written December 15, 2012
This movie was almost better than The Fellowship of the Ring in that you see more of Bag End. The cinematography is wonderful and the action is constant. The special effects were just as wonderful. The characters are brought to life just as the book tells them. The special effects for Golum are so good and that scene so well played that you would never know he is a special effect. I loved it!
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Whimsy and action

By libilou
Written December 17, 2012
While Peter Jackson has departed from the story in major ways, I feel he kept the true feeling and nature of the book. The Hobbit is a book of whimsy, fantasy and friendship. While some adults will find the musical numbers a waste of time, they truly are in keeping with Tolkien's first book, which was written for children ages 8-10. If you fell in love with the book, then you must go see the movie.
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