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Friday, December 21, 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

If you are a fan of the Lord of the Rings, you will probably not want to miss this. 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

I am not a big fan of the Lord of the Rings but I really have to say: this movie deserves a thumbs up. If you have yet to watch it, you're missing a big deal!

"The Hobbit" is the adventure of Bilbo Baggins, Frodo's uncle, and how he came into possession of Gollum's precious ring.

Anyone who had read the book will know that most part of it are very friendly, kid-like and one that is filled with humour and wasn't until Tolkien penned "The Lord of the Rings" that the saga actually ventured into the dark side...but the movie is keeping the standard with this one now that we all have known about the Lord of the Rings.

The beginning of the movie was interesting enough, bringing us to where we are familiar with: the settings in where The Lord of the Rings kick off...before bringing us back to the past...60 years earlier... 

It started with how Bilbo Baggins reluctantly joined the thirteen dwarves who are on a journey to take back their home from an angry dragon. Along the way, they encounter trolls, orcs, elves, goblins, a comical wizard and, of course, Smeagle. 

The night before the dwarves set for their journey, there was a conversation between Gandalf and Bilbo Baggins...

Gandalf: You'll have a tale or two to tell when you come back.
Bilbo Baggins: You can promise that I will come back?
Gandalf: No. And if you do, you will not be the same.

I believe that there was such urge within Baggins to join in the journey but there was so much much that he wasn't sure if it was right to join...whether it was worth the risk...
I have to say this: there was such sincere friendship between Gandalf and Baggins...such an amazing act by both Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman...

The introduction of Gollum was also a good one...a lot of laughter that can be gained from the was also in this scene that we were introduced to a simple ring: A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

Gollum's appearance in the movie was done in a fantastic manner...creepy, funny and mysterious...all at the same time
Of course, there are a lot of other interesting parts in the movie: the trolls, the orcs, the way the dragon was being introduced at the start and just shows the brilliance of the entire movie..

One could probably make a similar argument for the movie's epic length. With a two-hour and fifty minute running time, "The Hobbit" will take you there and back again. Yet, it's only the first third of the story. Mr. Jackson has gone to great efforts to somehow work in many of his established characters, despite the fact that they weren't in the original text. And, because of such self-indugent exposition, the movie takes longer to watch than the book takes to read! but still, it was a good effort...

I'm not gonna post more here...otherwise, you'll not feel all of the amazing parts in the movie...I really do think this is a good movie, one that I won't mind watching twice or three times...

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