The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Directed By Peter Jackson Peter Jackson Starring Martin Freeman Martin Freeman  •  Ian McKellen Ian McKellen  •  Cate Blanchett Cate Blanchett  •  Richard Armitage Richard Armitage  •  Andy Serkis Andy Serkis Genres Adventure  •  Based-on-20th-Century-Literature  •  Epic  •  Fantasy Adventure  •  Fantasy  •  Sword-and-Sorcery Studios &
The Lord of the Rings  •  85th Academy Awards Nominated  •  New Line Cinema  •  Academy Award for Best Production Design Nominated  •  Empire Award for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Winning  •  Billion-Dollar Film Club
Release Info 2012-12-12T00:00:00Z December 12, 2012
Color  •  166 minutes PG13 Rated PG13
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Comments (8)


triphoppenskip on 2/22/2012 Reply  · 

jumping the gun a bit on this one aren't we?

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Showtimebr on 8/6/2012 Reply  · 

I can't wait. =]

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Showtimebr on 12/17/2012 Reply  · 

It was everything i expected for so long and a little bit more.

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johnmason on 12/21/2012 Reply  · 

LOTR is my #1 on Flickchart, represented by Fellowship. This movie is structurally very, very similar, but not as effective. Despite being a bit shorter than any LOTR movie, it feels a little overlong. I think just a trimming of 15-20 minutes would have improved the pacing immensely, and though they tie in nicely to LOTR, I would suggest the scenes with Ian Holm and Elijah Wood should have been the first cut. The framing device is neat, but unnecessary.

Otherwise, there's high adventure and humor in the Jackson mold, and it is wonderful to return to Middle-earth. The Riddles in the Dark sequence is easily the strongest, and Gollum continues to impress. Equally impressive is Martin Freeman, who carries the movie almost effortlessly - a perfectly cast Bilbo.

Incidentally, I saw this film in glorious 2D. Flickchart's co-creator, Nathan Chase, has told me that the HFR was terrible, so I'm very glad my theater never had the option. 2D was the way to go.

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JRM on 1/27/2013 Reply  · 

I think my feelings on this film will change as the other parts are released. A little too much set up/attack/escape moments. I love the movie overall,, but my initial enthusiasm is definitely easing up and The Hobbit has dropped a number of places in my flickchart.

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cheesydog1 on 4/17/2014 Reply  · 

A lot of fun

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wildhunt1 on 10/11/2014 Reply  · 

I don't know what the hate for this movie is all about. I think the Hobbit series is better than Lord of the Rings just because it's more fun. Besides, how can you hate a movie with such an awesome dragon as Smaug? (I know, he's in the second, but I think of The Hobbit as a single movie).

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JimmyMcGill on 8/27/2022 Reply  · 

This movie manages to stand on it's own without being overshadowed by the trilogy that spawned it.

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