The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

My rating: ratings5

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)!

Also, here is the website and the trailer of this movie.

The photo below is a picture of my friend (who saw the movie with me) and I next to a picture of Bilbo Baggins holding up a sword.20130101_201322

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7 thoughts on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

  1. I would of loved to see the HOBBIT with you but i am to young for it.I hope I could see the next HOBBIT with you.

  2. Hi Galgul,
    I really liked your review and The Hobbit seems like a fantastic movie. Do you think I will enjoy it even though I haven’t read the book yet, or should I read the book first? Liam is next to me and is eager to let you have his comment (from his email). Your loving grandma, Dvora

    • I think it is all right if you watch the movie without reading the book. You should take Liam to this movie. I think you would both really like it!

  3. Hi Gal, I’m reading the book and i’m enjoying it do you think i could watch it with out finishing the book? I’m turning 10 this year so is it alright for me?

    • I think it is okay if you watch the movie without finishing the book. Ask Safta to take you to this movie; it’s really good (but long)!

  4. It was a great movie I saw it on the plane. So sad Smaug Took Eredor and Dale. The elves should’ve helped.

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