The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a prequel to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Peter Jackson returns to direct it. The Hobbit starts off slow and some might be bored by it. The movie’s pace is for adults who can give their full attention to the screen. It is a treat to watch The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in High Frame Rate 3D. It takes the audiences right in the middle of the action.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and a bunch of Dwarves headed by Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen). They go on a journey to take back the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from a dragon.
On their way to the Lonely Mountain, they have to battle Goblins, Wargs, and Orcs. Gollum makes an appearance in the movie. Bilbo meets Gollum and the precious ring appears and gives Bilbo power when he wore it. The elves were also part of the movie but Legolas was nowhere to be found.
Director Jackson did a good job with the movie. The locations are beautiful and the color palette is perfect. It is already a classic as soon as it is released. It is a dark, intense start of another awesome trilogy from Jackson. The bad news is that it can’t escape the comparisons from The Lord of the Rings trilogy even if they have different tale, atmosphere, and flow.
Now everyone can be pleased. There are people who have already said that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is flawed, patchy, and too long. But fans will love it and expect it to win awards this year.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is made as an introduction for the next two movies of the trilogy. It is not as exciting as The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It will be followed by The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in December 13, 2013 and The Hobbit: There and Back Again in July 18, 2014.