Wednesday, July 24

Movie Review: The Hobbit

Length: 2 hours & 50 minutes
Released: December 14th, 2012
Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Rating: PG-13
Directed By: Peter Jackson

Where I Got It: borrowed from library

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever... Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths ofguile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ...a simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know. 


Gandalf - Ian McKellen
Bilbo Baggins - Martin Freeman
Thorin - Richard Armitage
Balin - Ken Stott
Dwalin - Graham McTavish
Bifur - William Kircher
Bofur - James Nesbitt
Bombur - Stephen Hunter
Fili - Dean O'Gorman
Kili - Aidan Turner
Oin - John Callen
Gloin - Peter Hambleton
Nori - Jed Brophy
Bert Troll, Dori - Mark Hadlow
Ori - Adam Brown
Frodo Baggins - Elijah Wood
Elrond - Hugo Weaving
Galadriel - Cate Blanchett
Saruman - Christopher Lee
Gollum - Andy Serkis
Radagast - Sylvester McCoy
Goblin King - Barry Humphries
Thror - Jeffrey Thomas
Thrain - Mike Mizraho
Thranduil - Lee Pace

I am absolutely ashamed of myself...I just seen this last week...I am ashamed. I call myself a HUGE fan of the world of Middle Earth and all that jazz. However, I never seen it in theaters. *head to desk* :(

Okaaaay, self pity time is over.

I am SO glad I finally seen this movie! It may have taken 7 months, but I finally got to see it Huzzah! I'm glad I had a friend pretty  much guilt me into watching it. He pretty much called me out on me being unloyal hahaha. 

I've read the book a couple times and yet again Peter Jackson and his crew has won my approval. This is as close as it is ever going to get without scaring away those that haven't read the book. It is Hollywood people and you have to take somethings out and edit what you have. That's what people don't get...they HAVE to make it so those new fans can know what is going on and are not bored to tears. That is why you go in the movie with clear mind and you have to pretty much forget the book exists. 

Ooooooh how I love Middle Earth! I wanna live there SO bad! The really make the place come to life with the amazing sets and costumes and weapons and music and just everything! They have yet again stunned me. I applaud the entire crew and everyone deserves Oscars. Especially the actors...fantastic job. It may have been many, many years since the Lord of the Rings came out and the old actors seemed to easily slip back into their characters. 

I really enjoyed the inclusion of the Song of the Misty Mountains. Fantastic job. It gave me goosebumps...I wish that they'd have included the entire song/poem...but oh well. I'll take what I can get!

In the end, this was a fantastic movie! I so sad they haven't done this sooner. Perhaps they should have done this before the big three. *shurgs* Oh well, I have it now and I am content. ^.^ The entire crew did a wonderful job and I was completely glued to this film. I could barely look away from it. I would recommend this to those that loved the Lord of the Rings movie/books. Even if you hadn't seen those films and you want a good adventure...go check this out! I will grant this 5 stars. ^.^

Would I re-watch?: 
Heck yeah!

Favorite Charatcer(s): Young Bilbo & Thorin
Not-so Favorite Character(s): The albino orc (*cough*rape face *cough*)



Blodeuedd said...

The song is so good! Armitage is so hot!

Sandra Schwab said...

Hi CaroleRae, sorry that I'm hijacking this blog post, but I couldn't find any kind of contact info on your blog (but this might also be due to my advancing age...) (or to the heat!). As you've enjoyed my books in the past, I was wondering whether you'd like a digital review copy of "Betrayal", which came out at the beginning of this week.

Your post about "The Hobbit" brought back nice memories: I saw the film during the Christmas holidays with my best friend. We had a LOT of fun! :-) But we decided that we wouldn't want to visit Middle Earth, given the amount of people there who would either want to eat us or rip our heads off. Also, giant spiders? Ewww.

Carole Rae said...

B, I know! I was pretty much drooling. Poor Boyfriend had to deal with my commenting more then once how hot he and the other two dwarfs were. XD

Sandra, hahaha yeaaaah I never contemplated the whole giant spider thing going on there. ewwwwww....but I would LOVE to read your new book! I highly enjoy your books. ^.^ feel free to send me an email: