The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Return to Middle Earth

    Jan 6, 2013 by dragonfire88 is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cast.  Gorgeous visuals. Entertaining.
    Cons: Could be more development of most of the dwarves.

    Summary: I came to love The Lord of the Rings when Peter Jackson’s amazing movies were released.  I saw all of the movies in the theater and ended up double dipping to get the Extended Version DVDs after I already had the theatrical ... read more

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Movie

    Aug 6, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Acting, scenery, story, action
    Cons: Dwarves were too silly, story deviated from book via many enhancements

    Summary: IntroductionWhen I heard that Peter Jackson had finally obtained the rights to make this movie, I was pleased, as I felt the book deserved more than an animated cartoon could do. I was also pleased with Mr. Jackson's work on the Lord of the Rings ... read more

  • Always a trip that takes about 3 hours out of my day.

    Jun 16, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful, fun, thrilling
    Cons: LONG, LONG, LONG

    Summary: This is the begging tale of the journey of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), who embarks on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago lost to the dragon Smaug. Oh, and a band of dwarfs that accompany him as well. ... read more

  • A Knockout First Installment of "The Hobbit"

    May 28, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage and Ian McKellan
    Cons: (Sound of wind blowing)

    Summary: I was not averse to iseechickens' suggestion that we watch "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" this past weekend, although I hadn't been sufficiently fanatical about Tolkien to go see this movie in the theatres; and I was not disappointed.  ... read more

  • A Tolkien Fan's Review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    Mar 15, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great effects, beautiful music, both touching and funny moments.
    Cons: Leaves details from novel out while adding new stuff in.

    Summary: Being as I have read every book written by J. R. R. Tolkien at least once and The Hobbit in particular several times, there are a few things I can say about the new film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey now that I have seen it.  Finances ... read more

  • Before The Rings

    Feb 16, 2013 by pmills1210 is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good acting and premise
    Cons: Too long for its own good

    Summary: Sixty years before Frodo Baggins went on a quest to destroy a ring, Bilbo Baggins went on a quest of his own in Middle Earth. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey tells how Bilbo (Martin Freeman) came to help a group of dwarves in their quest ... read more

  • Great Prequel to LOTR

    Jan 9, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautifully done film, very visually stimulating.  Following the book decently well
    Cons: Length, parts seem a bit long winded, Series of three movies so its long

    Summary: When I was younger, I was a die hard Lord of the Rings fan - I read the books, owned all the movies, and hosted frequent movie marathon parties complete with lembas bread and all the fixings.  Over the years I pretty much forgot about LotR, until I ... read more

  • The Hobbit - Peter Jackson has taken us there and now back again

    Jan 6, 2013 by phungus is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It's a great movie!
    Cons: None at all

    Summary: Although I am a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and his works, I must confess that I’ve only read The Hobbit once and it was years ago. I went into this movie only remembering a few key details from the book, so I can’t really tell you what ... read more

  • Don't make the Hobbit a Habit

    Jan 5, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Gollum rocks, again - dragon teasers worth seeing and the story works as a prequel.
    Cons: WAY too long.  Filmmakers obviously interested in making more dollars than sense.

    Summary: As a fan of Tolkien's books, I enjoyed them all (way back when) and really enjoyed the Lord of the Rings trilogy.  The portrayal of every character was simply stunning down to the last Orc and walking tree and more than two hours disappeared in the ... read more

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - A fanboy's review

    Jan 5, 2013 by shopaholic_man is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Absolutely amazing sets and look.
    Cons: Peter Jackson may have dragged it out a bit much.

    Summary: I'll admit it, I'm a fan boy. I grew up on sci fi and fantasy, and I have a life long love of it. I read The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings as a child, and I even rented the VHS movies of them by Ralph Bashiki. As an adult, I took my son to ... read more

  • Another Blockbuster Trilogy begins

    Dec 31, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Scenic Beauty, Action, Direction
    Cons: None Really

    Summary: IntroductionAs we did not have much of a New Year Plan this year, we decided to check out "The Hobbit" on the New Year's Eve. And I must say it was a wise decision. The PlotBilbo Baggins is leading a pleasant and peaceful ... read more

  • Is that all there is? The Hobbit

    Dec 29, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: it's the hobbit!  visuals are excellent 
    Cons: no story -- see review -- sound track has problems

    Summary: NO SPOILERS Two days after Christmas, my brother and his wife took me to see The Hobbit in a theatre.  I had high expectations going in. I was sure that I would love this movie, since I liked The Lord of the ... read more

  • The Hobbit...An Unexpected Journey

    Dec 29, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The wizards, the Hobbit, the dwarves and the elves.
    Cons: The ending.

    Summary: So, Christmas came and because I had to work the night before and the night of...well, you can guess I slept away the holiday.  To make up for my inability to be able to get out and celebrate the holiday on the day of the holiday, I decided it was ... read more

  • Hobbits, Orcs, Goblins, Trolls, Dragons an Unexpected masterful fantasy-adventure NO SPOILERS

    Dec 26, 2012 by ChrisJarmick is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen,  Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, script, special effects, locations, cinematography (48-fps)
    Cons: too few to mention

    Summary: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first of Peter Jackson’s three-part adaptation of Tolkien’s The Hobbit: There and Back Again (first published as a children’s fantasy in 1937) which is the prequel to ... read more

  • The Hobbit: The Expanded Version

    Dec 18, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The cast, the setting, the plot, and some cool effects.
    Cons: Except for Thorin, most of the Dwarves aren't that well developed so far.

    Summary: The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey is the first in Peter Jackson's latest Middle-Earth trilogy.  It's based not just on The Hobbit proper, but also on the appendices in Lord of the Rings.  Thus this trilogy will cover ... read more

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Well, What Did You Expect, Anyway?

    Dec 18, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cast, settings, effects.
    Cons: Script could be tighter in some places.

    Summary: Right up front, there is one major reason I decided to see Peter Jackson's The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey:  Benedict Cumberbatch appears as the dragon Smaug and the Necromancer.  I didn't really think he'd be in the first ... read more

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey The Littlest People Make the Biggest Impact on Middle-earth

    Dec 15, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Love the acting involved; feels like a great return to Middle-earth
    Cons: Hard to judge this movie on its own merit

    Summary: Peter Jackson brought J. R. R. Tolkien’s vision to life with The Lord of the Rings trilogy in true spectacular fashion. It’s hard to top such an act, which is why The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of a three-part ... read more

  • From the smallest beginnings come the greatest legends. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

    Dec 15, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The same loving attention to detail that went into LOTR. Martin Freeman as Frodo.
    Cons: Purists might be upset by the "additions".  As long as they are upset quietly.

    Summary: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Directed by Peter Jackson, from the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien Bilbo Baggins: I have... I have never used a sword in my life. Gandalf: And I hope you never have to. But if you do, remember ... read more

  • A Little Fellow Embarks on a Grand Adventure in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    Dec 15, 2012 by bilbopooh is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, great cast overall, visually gorgeous, many wonderful moments
    Cons: a bit more action-oriented than it needs to be

    Summary: "You're a fine person, Mr. Baggins, and I am very fond of you; but you are only quite a little fellow in a wide world, after all." For as long as I can remember, I have claimed this quote from the conclusion of J. R. R. Tolkien's The ... read more

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  • Peter Jackson Run Amok

    Jan 19, 2014 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Strong attention to detail, enthusiastic production.
    Cons: It's too much movie, with not enough substance.

    Summary: It's not a bad film. It's not a great film, but it's not bad. Interesting to see them mix in some of Tolkien's other stories. Not sure if it works as well as it could, ... read more

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