The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey—–From the smallest beginnings come the greatest legends.


Ian McKellan———–  Gandalf
Martin Freeman——– Bilbo
Richard Armitage——Thorin
Ken Stott—————- Balin
Cate Blanchett———-Galadriel
Hugo Weaving———-Elrond

Directed by Peter Jackson
Screenplay by Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro
Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien

After the success of The Lord of the Rings trilogy it seemed obvious they would make the first novel “The Hobbit” into a movie and complete the story. I did not expect Peter Jackson to stretch out the book and make three more movies. That is exactly what has happened, this is the first movie of The Hobbit trilogy. We follow Bilbo Baggins as he sets out on an adventure that Gandalf has chosen him for. Our reluctant hero joins a group of Dwarves and Gandalf to help the Dwarves reclaim their lost Kingdom. They encounter many foes on the way and almost get crushed when they are trapped in the middle of a mountainous fight. Bilbo questions his abilities and wonders what he has to offer this group, throughout the movie.  He has a run in with Gollum and has to riddle his way out of it. Although our group is almost “cooked” Bilbo finds the courage he needs and proves to everyone (including himself) that he does belong on this unexpected journey. Fantastic special effects and it is easy to see that a lot of work went into this movie.

Production Budget: N/A

Box Office
Domestic: $303,003,568
WorldWide: $1,017,003,568

CC Rating: 10 out of 10

Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.

If you liked this try: Lord of the Rings trilogy, Gladiator, Eragon.