7.8/10
760,106
1,466 user 672 critic

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Trailer
2:31 | Trailer
A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.

Director:

Peter Jackson

Writers:

Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Popularity
341 ( 80)
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 72 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian McKellen ... Gandalf
Martin Freeman ... Bilbo
Richard Armitage ... Thorin
Ken Stott ... Balin
Graham McTavish ... Dwalin
William Kircher ... Bifur / Tom Troll
James Nesbitt ... Bofur
Stephen Hunter ... Bombur
Dean O'Gorman ... Fili
Aidan Turner ... Kili
John Callen ... Oin
Peter Hambleton ... Gloin / William Troll
Jed Brophy ... Nori
Mark Hadlow ... Dori / Bert Troll
Adam Brown ... Ori
Edit

Storyline

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 Production

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

wizard | hobbit | dragon | dwarf | orc | See All (191) »

Taglines:

One journey started it all. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When shown on television, with commercial breaks throughout, it is often unclear which version they are showing, due to the many variables of how often advertising breaks are taken, and how long each break is, which may easily extend the film length in the schedule to the equivalent apx length of the extended version. Many broadcasters in fact do not always mention if they are showing the original theatrical, or extended versions of The Hobbit trilogy, or indeed the Lord of the Rings trilogy. See more »

Goofs

Sting, the elven blade which Bilbo was carrying in the Goblin City encounter, glowed blue even after the fall to the bottom of the chasm under the City because Gollum had dragged away a barely alive goblin in hopes of eating it. Once Gollum killed the goblin, Sting's glow disappeared. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Old Bilbo: 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.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Lists the publishers for all of The Hobbit in all the different languages. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also shown in a 3D and 48 fps version, but the content is the same. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Conan: Quoth the Raven, 'No Comment' (2011) See more »

User Reviews

 
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
20 December 2020 | by auuwwsSee all my reviews

A very good start to the series. Very sensitive for the rest of the process, even though the movie was slow for the first half hour, it didn't affect my experience that much. The story is fun and interesting. Most of the film's protagonists were fun and watching Gandalf bring back memories of The Lord of the Rings. Filming and directing dazzles you and makes you wish to live in the world of cinema, especially in the Elf area. Although the film is not at the level of The Lord of the Rings, it is still excellent.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 1,466 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

Country:

New Zealand | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$180,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,617,303, 16 December 2012

Gross USA:

$303,003,568

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,017,003,568
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended Edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed