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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Movie Information

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237

Avg. Rating:

3.11/4

# of Ratings:

260

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

12/14/2012

DVD Release:

11/05/2013

Director:

Peter Jackson

Actors:

Martin Freeman
Ian McKellen
Richard Armitage
Andy Serkis
Aidan Turner
Benedict Cumberbatch

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

Bilbo Baggins is swept up on an adventure with Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, in order to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug but before they get to the Lonely Mountain they must pass through the Goblin Caves where Bilbo will find Gollum and a his "precious". -- Chris Kavan

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Indyfreak 07/23/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

Almost three hours of watching dwarves and one hobbit strolling through Middle-Earth. Lots of padding that adds little to the story. Peter Jackson is entering the "1990s George Lucas" mindset of his career it would seem. God help us all.

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Matthew Brady 02/07/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

Bilbo Baggins is swept up on an adventure with Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, in order to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug but before they get to the Lonely Mountain they must pass through the Goblin Caves where Bilbo will find Gollum and a his "precious". This movie had a lot of mixed reviews but I didn't get the hate for this movie. this movie had good visual effect's/good score/this movie does get slow at the start but at the secord part it get aweosme.

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Owen McKenna 02/02/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Owen McKenna Rio Rancho, NM. I found the first third of the movie to be kind of slow. Overall I enjoyed the movie. I am looking forward to the next movie. If you are a LOTR fan, I highly recommend this film.

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  worleyjamers
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06/29/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

A lot of fans, including myself, were taken by surprise when reviews of An Unexpected Journey were mixed to positive at best. People questioned Jackson's decision to return to Middle Earth, and even more questioned the decision to expand the film into 3 films. Now that I've seen the film multiple times, I am confident that Peter Jackson is the only person I trust that can bring Middle Earth to life on the screen. An Unexpected Journey is a highly entertaining and satisfying tale but not without a few flaws. Two of the big problems I had with the film were the slow beginning and heavy use of CGI. This film takes its time in the early moments, but the film as a whole doesn't drag. The Hobbit relies heavily on computer generated orcs/creatures unlike LotR; I personally found the CGI to be po...

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3/4 

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  sreekirch
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06/04/2013 (0 of 2 found this helpful)

Pseudo-epic prequel of the epic LOTR

Peter Jackson is back! The Hobbit: An unexpected Journey , is really unexpected. His previous blockbuster epic LOTR (Lord of the Rings) ended with a brilliant mark. Now he has entered to bring back the prequel. I am right. The Hobbit is a prequel to the LOTR. With a hefty runtime of 169 minutes, The Hobbit is a patience tester. The real feeling of it being the prequel, comes when Golem arrives on screen. Until then, the gone 120 minutes seemed too idiotic and rather forceful with back to back action scenes at every interval. I cared for the purpose here. For example: Bilbo Baggins played by Martin Freeman, spends his time in his house with unwanted guests fighting and singing in the dinner table that runs for forty five minutes into the movie. Where is the fun? What is the purpose? There ...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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  Rod
Rod
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03/27/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Hoping for next films to be far better :)

Suddenly became a part of a journey with thirteen other dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself on an adventure he never expected.

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I can't remember why I didn't expect this movie to be as fun as it is. Maybe I thought it would be an adventure-packed one, though I am not saying that it failed on an adventure category. Gollum, oh my! He is so cute on this movie, I think his parts were the funniest and most enjoyable scene in the movie.

As a prequel to a very famous trilogy, I felt like this movie fell short in some aspects yet still managed to make all the viewers enjoy the film. I saw the trilogy (LOTR) and in terms of action and adventure perse, this first installment of the hobbit seemed to save something for the next installment. Yes, we all know that a single book is set to b...

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3/4 

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  aliena
aliena
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is appreciable because of its brilliance, acceptable for its nobility and unquestionable in its integrity.
02/18/2013
2:12 am CT

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  Sci-FI Movie Guru
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Growing up I read the Hobbit many times and it got my imagination always worked overtime. I did not believe they could ever make a movie that could match what I made up. I was wrong. Each moment that unfolded on the screen was so close to what I remembered as a kid. I was also so glad Peter Jackson did not try and condense this down into one film. He knows and loves the Series and it shows in what he brings to the screen. Though I would have loved to have seen all three with in awseek, I understand why they do what they do. It is about money for the studio but for me and I believe those who love the Hobbit, it is the only way to go.
02/07/2013
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  Chris Kavan
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So, was the 84.8 million December record opening a good enough total for The Hobbit, or were you expecting more?

The most interesting numbers coming out is that the 48 fps IMAX showings averaged $44,000 per theater (as opposed to the $33,000 per theater average of regular 24 fps IMAX showings). Maybe the new format will work after all.

12/17/2012
2:31 pm CT

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  Kayla
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Could you guys just end it with the big business and just see it as the movie. Come on. If anyone, like me, enjoys any of Tolkien's books, they would appreciate that Jackson is bringing it life. In a way that others can understand it. That is if they can at least sit through it.  Yeah some of the little details are off like Hobbits are much smaller then dwarves but who cares. Just shut up, wait for it to release, and enjoy it. - Sincerely, a girl who likes content, not price.
11/17/2012
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  Alex
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Oh boy...another Lord of the Rings trilogy. The more and more I watch Return of the King, it is clearly the worst one. The endings are unwatchable and the last half is simply Transformers 2 and 3 combined.
07/30/2012
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