I saw this fantastic movie with my good friend Jake and my dad on New Year’s Day in 3D. This film is based on the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien and it is a prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Like the Lord of the Rings trilogy, this film is directed by Peter Jackson. Some actors also acted in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, such as Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis and Hugo Weaving.
Like the book, the film tells the story of a young hobbit named Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) who is hired by a wizard named Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen) to accompany 13 dwarves on a quest to reclaim their home, the Lonely Mountain, from a dragon named Smaug.
My friend, my dad and I all enjoyed this movie, even though it was really long (it’s almost 3 hours long!). I liked many things about this movie, including the action, the humor, the music, the cast and the costume design. I heard it was already nominated at least 2 Oscars, including Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Visual Effects!
I would recommend this movie for kids 10 and up, but kids younger might be too scared or freaked out and they might think it is too long. I can’t wait until Part 2 (which hit theaters on December 13, 2013) and Part 3 (which hits theaters on December 17, 2014)!