New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), WingNut Films,

Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Andy Serkis

Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) is old, and speaking with Frodo. Bilbo explains that everything he told Frodo was the truth, but that there were some things that he did not tell him. Then he begins to tell the story of how it all began. It began with a meeting with Gandalf and a mismatched group of unlikely heroes that appeared at Bilbo’s home to discus and upcoming adventure, one that Bilbo is very opposed to even undertaking. The Hobbit, the story of Bilbo and the prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy was written long after the other books, but is a fitting prequel to the tales of middle earth. In this first installment, the team gets started on their journey, and Bilbo gets separated, and in the process meets Gollum and begins a battle of wits with him, nearly becoming his lunch. The Hobbit has been broken into pieces and this is the first of a proposed trilogy of a story that is surely rich and deep enough to have plenty of adventures to come.

This is a beautiful film! The Lord of the Rings was an epic trilogy, but I have always loved “The Hobbit” much more than the other books. That comes out in this story which is much easier to follow (in my humble opinion) than the LOTR series. The original actors are back, and the origins and secrets of Gollum is worth watching this film by itself. Bilbo’s experience with him under the lonely mountain is epic. There are some truly epic battles, and the technology is superior. But it’s all about the story, and this story is one of the greatest ever written. It looks and sound stunning, but the story sucks you in right from the start. It was great to see the scenes come to life that came from the pages of a book. This was a definite 5 star film and should not be missed.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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