We just saw “The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey” and it was great! I’ve been a Hobbit fan since I was a kid and J. R. R. Tolkien is quite the story teller. Peter Jackson delivers a tale featuring some familiar faces like a young Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Gandalf the Great (Ian McKellen), Elrond (Hugo Weaving), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) and Saruman (Christopher Lee).
Our story begins with Bilbo detailing one of his many adventures on paper. On this particular adventure Bilbo hosts a meeting with Dwarves and Gandalf at his home. Their task? To head back to the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor and retake it from the dragon (Smog) who captured it over 60 years ago. It goes into detail about how they once lived in a peaceful time where dwarves were a prominent people and had a bounty of gold in their caves. With the mission set, Bilbo Baggins and friends are off to recapture the home that once belonged to the dwarves.
The film is about 2 and a half hours but doesn’t feel like it at all. If you can, its a great film to catch in 3D. It seems like every detail is enhanced and everything from weapons, spit, and smoke from Gandalf’s pipe seem like they’re right in front of you. This is one you have to see for yourself. We read numerous reviews and it seemed like a lot of groups weren’t impressed and some even said it was barely at par. We can tell you it’s definitely a must see. Especially if you’re a Lord of the Rings fan. You’ll even run into a familiar face from the trilogy but we don’t want to give too much away. But we’ll close with a very important question for you to ask yourself.
“Hobbits’ …… what is a Hobbits’?”