It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
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 looks of at least three Dwarves ended up being quite different in the film, than the production team had originally planned. At first, Thorin had a very long beard (like in the book) while Kili and Bofur both had more prosthetics on their head. The producers decided Thorin's beard needed to be trimmed, so that Richard Armitage could better show emotion, and they wanted the faces of James Nesbitt and Aidan Turner to be more recognizable. See more »
After Galadriel questions Gandalf "Why the Halfling?" in Rivendell, his hair changes of position some times: at the beginning he has a lock of fair falling by his left side, but later all his hair is slicked-back. Finally, a few hair cross his face, which are removed by Galadriel. 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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There is an advertisement for 'splode soda' at the end. No such product exists. See more »
I liked the LOTR movies. The first one, I thought was very good and the second and third were good enough. Nothing spectacular but not junky either.
However, this first installment of The Hobbit movie trilogy is so boring...
Endless scene after scene of characters running, swinging swords, shouting, screaming then running and fighting and falling again.
Who cares? Not much dialogue. Not much story progression. Not much of anything. Just 3 hours of really bad CGI and dull, dull characters.
Just a movie obviously drawn out so it can last 9+ hours over three installments.
I didn't care about any of the characters including Gandolf who I adored in The Fellowship of The Ring. But, even the brilliant and usually interesting Ian McClellan couldn't save this lazily made achingly boring mess.
I don't care if anymore of these movies come out. But I am going to read the book over again to recapture the richness and excitement of Tolkein's wonderful book.
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