When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south? Written by
The stone that Kili carries is called Labradorite, named after Labrador, Canada, where it was discovered. The Inuit people call it the "frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis" and it is considered to be magical, which may be the reason why Kili jokes about what may happen if anyone were to touch it. Labradorite can appear black, gray-green, dark gray or grayish white, and refracts colors, such as blue, green, gold, and red in the light. You see these qualities as Tauriel inspects the stone. See more »
As the company prepares to enter Mirkwood, the skies become overcast and it begins to rain. During this scene, there are shots of Gandalf where light and shadows show that he is standing in bright sunlight instead of overcast skies, with digital rain added in after filming. See more »
I grew up with my imagination and Tolkien stories. My sisters and I were all playmates with our favorite Elven characters (it was the flowing dresses) and we wore out the VHS tape of the original Hobbit cartoon.
It's hard when someone makes a book into a movie, because no two people read a book the same. As much as I enjoy some of the aspects of the directors decisions for this movie and his others, there are things I detest greatly.
The hobbit was always a rather happy story in my eyes. Yes, there were bad things, but I never saw it this way. It was treasure and battle, swords and arrows, saving the day etc. Instead, there is a very dark twist to these movies, and again, perhaps that's how the director read it. I will watch all three, and inevitably purchase them, and raise my children with the book first and then the movie...and hope that some day, maybe 20 or 30 years from now, someone finds it in themselves to re-do these glorious books, and we can all have a different experience again.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this