Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.5|5.0 Starsìììì 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey—great classic—more than earns its watch with its outstanding cinematography and incredibly rich and imaginative scene settings. Add all of that to a terrific storyline and the movie has just earned its permanent placement in the family home video collection. The story seems bigger than the 2 hour and 49 minute presentation can provide and allows that expansion into the two sequels that follow.  Watch for the following actors who incorporate into this series from Lord of the Rings: Ian Holm as an Old Bilbo, Ian McKellan as Gandalf, Elijah Wood as Frodo, Hugo Weaving as Elrond, Cate Blanchet as Galadriel, and Christopher Lee as Saruman. Some highly interesting new cast members are: Sylvester McCoy as Radagast, Martin Freeman as a Bilbo, and Lee Pace as Thranduil.

Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images 


A hobbit is invited to take an adventuresome journey. 

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Peter Jackson for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Fran Walsh, and Peter Jackson for making the film possible. Character/cast include: Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Ian Holm (Old Bilbo Baggins), Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Thorin Oakenshield II (Richard Armitage), Balin (Ken Stott), Dwalin (Graham McTavish), Kili (Aidan Turner), Fili (Dean O’Gorman), Dori (Mark Hadlow), Nori (Jed Brophy), Ori (Adam Brown), Oin (John Callen), Gloin (Peter Hambleton), Bifur (William Kircher), Bofur (James Nesbitt), Bombur (Stephen Hunter), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), Elrond (Hugo Weaving), Sarumen the White (Cristopher Lee), Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), Radagast the Brown (Sylvester McCoy), Gollum (Andy Serkis), Azog the Defiler (Manu Bennett), Great Goblin (Barry Humphries), Bolg (Conan Stevens), Yazneg (John Rawls), Lindir (Bret McKenzie), Goblin Scribe (Kiran Shah), Thror (Jeffrey Thomas), Fimbul (Stephen Ure), Thrain II (Michael Mizrahi), and Smaug (Voice of Benedict Cumberbatch). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. This film is the starting point for the Hobbit series. It works as an epic classic and frequently uses many of the characters introduced in The Lord of the Rings series. 

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