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Bilbo Baggins is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome 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. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. 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 of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities ... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to ... Written by
The Hobbit is the first feature film to be shot and projected at 48 frames per second, twice as fast as the industry standard of 24 frames. The intention of this is to provide the film smoother, more realistic motion with reduced strobing. This is particularly beneficial when viewing the film in 3D, as the higher frame rate helps to correctly synchronize the images for each eye. There were controversies about the frame rate with many viewers complaining about the poor quality in certain theatres due to improper equipment and inexperienced projectionists not knowing how to make proper adjustments. See more »
Early in the journey, as the Dwarves, Bilbo, and Gandalf are riding in the rain, none of the characters are really wet. In the downpour, water should be streaming down Bilbo's face and off of Gandalf's hat and beard. See more »
My dear Frodo, you asked me once if I had told you everything there was to know about my adventures. And while I can honestly say I've told you the truth, I may not have told you all of it. I am old, Frodo. I am not the same hobbit as I once was. It is time for you to know what really happened.
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The MGM logo starts with an extreme close up of the lion's eye, and then zooms out to the full logo. See more »
POINTLESS, no character development or emotion, BORING
The Hobbit SUCKED. It's like Star Wars Episode 1, all effects, no character development or emotional content. No charm, no magic.
Horribly cliché script and dialog, terrible pacing (did we really need to see dwarfs eating for a half hour?). You know there's a problem with the entire audience is happy to see Gollum--and he elicits the most empathy!
Really, this was inexcusably bad, from the dwarf makeup that looked like early Star Trek prosthetics, to the boring effects, to them slowly traipsing through New Zealand which we saw three times before.
This was about nothing. Bilbo should be the center of the movie, right, but he wasn't. You didn't get to know him or care. He goes from freaking out because the dwarfs are using his dishes, to the next morning waking up and wanting to go with them-- with NO hint of why his character would make such a huge shift.
It doesn't matter how much CGI you have, if you don't have people to root for, you simply don't care and all those battles are boring! Compare this with "Life of Pi" where the CGI was totally in service of the characters, where you cares about the boy--and even the tiger!
There was NO POINT TO THIS MOVIE. It's insulting and stupid that they're turning this one book into three bad movies, just try to make one GOOD one. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS 3 HOUR WASTE OF TIME!
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