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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ()

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featuring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O'Gorman, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Peter Hambleton, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, Adam Brown, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Andy Serkis, Sylvester McCoy, Barry Humphries, Jeffrey Thomas, Mike Mizrahi

Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) joins Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and a band of dwarves led by the brave Thorin (Richard Armitage) on a treacherous quest to reclaim their mountain home from the fierce dragon Smaug in this epic fantasy adventure adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved novel by the creative forces behind the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Long before Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) made his arduous journey to Mordor, his brave uncle Bilbo embarked on an adventure for the ages. Bilbo's story gets under way when the great wizard Gandalf appears at his front gate with a most unusual offer. Displaced from their massive fortress in the Lonely Mountain by Smaug - a greedy dragon who coveted their gold - a community of noble dwarves were decimated by a surprise attack by monstrous orcs, whose dreaded leader the Pale Orc slew their king in a gruesome battle. Now, Thorin, the descendent of the king, is determined to reclaim his mountain kingdom for his people. Together with a fearless team of dwarves, Thorin and Gandalf recruit Bilbo to aid them in their quest since Hobbits have the unique ability to go undetected when they wish to. Before Bilbo, Gandalf, and the dwarves can reach The Lonely Mountain and defeat Smaug, however, they'll have to contend with trolls, goblins, stone giants, Gollum (Andy Serkis), and even the dreaded Pale Orc himself. Peter Jackson directs a screenplay he co-penned with Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro. Jason Buchanan, Rovi Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000

Unique start to the trilogy of Bilbo's journey

by AuntMary on Jun 19, 2014

Great adaptation of the Tolkein novel. Variations of action and dialogue acceptable, although strays a bit from the original. Additional characters give some variation to orginal story line and makes one wonder how this will play out in the final episode.

Mariellen N

The Hobbit: An unexpected Journey

by Mariellen N on Aug 15, 2013

I was a bit leery about the movie probably because I loved the trilogy so much. But after watching this I loved it. I certainly would buy it again and I plan and watching it many times. I am not one of those who critiques every move of a movie, analyzes every word said. If a move "tickles my fancy" I like it. I have liked many many movies that have had not so good reviews. I have disliked movies that have had rave reviews. And yes I do have good taste and this one fell into the very good category for both husband and me.

Jack W

A Major Disappointment.

by Jack W on Jul 4, 2013

Way too much violence for me. It seems as though all the violence in the Lord of the Rings trilogy was condensed an put in this film at the expense of character development..

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