The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

ages 12+ | 89 % Say It's Worth Your Time

Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) lives a simple life with his fellow hobbits in the shire, until the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) arrives and convinces him to join a group of dwarves on a quest to reclaim the kingdom of Erebor. The journey takes Bilbo on a path through treacherous lands swarming with orcs, goblins and other dangers, not the least of which is an encounter with Gollum[C21]and a simple gold ring that is tied to the fate of Middle Earth in ways Bilbo cannot even fathom.


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Genre: Adventure , Fantasy

Director: Peter Jackson

Producer: Peter Jackson, Frances Walsh, Toby Emmerich, Zane Weiner, Carolynne Cunningham, Ken Kamins, Alan Horn

Cast: Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm, Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans

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  • (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    Tolkien stories are a lasting relic of my nerd past, so as you can imagine I was blown away by this movie. Peter Jackson's embellishments on the book added a lot to this adaptation and I can't wait to see the remaining 2 movies. If I had to criticize this movie at all, I would say that Jackson's tendency to put 13 up against 100,000 with zero fatalities is a bit unbelievable, even in Middle Earth. My wife complained about 2 songs that were sung by the dwarves, even though Jackson was obviously paying tribute to Tolkien who inserts numerous songs into his books. She felt they were out of place and destroyed the ambiance. Some have criticized "The Hobbit" saying it falls short of what was delivered in the LOTR trilogy. I, however, feel that it goes hand-in-hand very well with the trilogy. Remember that "The Hobbit" was not originally written as a prequel. The LOTR trilogy was Tolkien's masterwork and "The Hobbit" was a short introductory story to Middle Earth. Jackson has given "The Hobbit" more weight and has infused an interesting portion of the Middle Earth mythology into the plot, making it a successful prequel and one that I will be watching again. Please don't bring small children to this movie. It is very violent and scary. OK 14+.

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  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    I actually struggled a bit in deciding whether or not The Hobbit is worth your time. I love the book, love Tolkien, love the world he created, and want very much to love the movies. However, sometimes I feel like we fans let our love for everything Tolkien excuse bad film-making. As characters go, Fili, Kili, Balin, Torin, and Dwalin are well-created Dwarves. Ori, Nori, Dori, and - unfortunately (because he offers an opportunity for comedic relief) - Bombur are not so well done (not the fault of the actors, the fault of the script). The other 4 (Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur) ... you pretty much forget about. Bilbo is good. Gandalf is given weak material and made to 'cut to ridiculously-obvious inspirational statement' a bit too much. Gollum is ok. Some viewers have mentioned departures from the book as reasons to be dissatisfied (and there are, indeed, several very unnecessary departures), but I'd like to focus on the 'bad film-making' pieces as reasons to be dissatisfied instead: First, there is a confusion of antagonists as the characters run into the Goblin King from the book, but also a completely unnecessary and thrown-in Pale Orc ... and the appearance and character of the followers of both are nearly indistinguishable. There was no need whatsoever for the Pale Orc ... and removing him from the story would have allowed a better development of the Goblin King and of goblins in general (in a further confusing development, the orcs actually steal some of the role of the goblins, preventing them from being as much a part of the story as they should have been). Second, there is the infuriating continuance of the habit of characters to fight through not 3-4 or even 30-40 bad guys in battle ... but seemingly thousands upon thousands. And, because fighting through thousands is so ridiculous, they do it in a ridiculous manner! Many will recall the horrifically bad 'shield riding' of Legolas in The Two Towers. There are two similarly bad battle scenes in The Hobbit ... both brought on because, for some reason, the creators feel it necessary to pit our heroes against countless numbers of bad guys rather than follow a more reasonable path. Third, while I expected a drawn-out and expanded take on the story, the movie actually felt drawn-out. I'm all for an expanded take on the story, but please still edit the story down to remove unnecessary dragging on ( oddly enough, most of this unnecessary dragging on was during action scenes). So with all that is bad having been said above, why do I still vote The Hobbit as worth your time? Because, at the end, I was still happy that I went and saw the movie. I am still a fan of the story and still enjoyed being immersed back into Peter Jackson's interpretation of Tolkien's universe (even if it is flawed). The scenery was beautiful, the effects were well done, and there were some great moments of humor and fun in the story. All of that said, I would recommend staying away if you are not already a fan of Tolkien or the previous movies.

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  • (Male)

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    The target audience may skew a bit older because of the expanded backstory (e.g., the feud with an albino orc) and intentional integration with the Lord of the Rings movies, but for a kid who has read the book and seen any of the Harry Potter movies, this will be appropriate. The most gruesome violence is a blood-free after shot of a beheading. For kids with a fear of dogs, the wolves chases are probably going to be a trigger.

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  • (Male)

    ages 10+ |

    Still trying to figure out why the only American accent voice-over was the extremely obese goblin king... Otherwise, the movie was fantastic, and did not disappoint. Some on-screen reading required to understand what's going on in the scene, especially when elves start talking. Otherwise violence includes chopped off arm, total beheading, cranial sword implant, though no blood/gore is shown generally. That aside, fun movie for kids who learn a powerful lesson about the benefits and barriers of embarking on a seriously far away journey from the stability and warmth of home.

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  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    I saw the Hobbit last night with my daughter. There were some frightening scenes but she understood that they were based in fantasy and overall enjoyed it, despite the 169 minute running time. I had mixed feelings. I love Peter Jackson and his ability to reveal these stories on film, even when he rewrites them. And while I would say I'm pretty big fan of this one, a few things unsuspended my disbelief. The use of some of the actors from the previous films to play their roles in this one actually bothered me for the most part. Cate Blanchett still looks just as young and gorgeous as she did before, and Hugo Weaving looks great and I actually liked his character better here than I do in the Lord of the Rings films. But The use of Martin Freeman, Christopher Lee and even Ian McKellen (slightly) bothered me because they just look a LOT older and they're actually supposed to be ageless/timeless. You would have thought that with all the CG in this film, they might have used a little a la Benjamin Button for a digital facelift or two. Also, I was bothered by the excessive frenetic motion. One or two scenes is fine - think Khazad Dum in The Fellowship of the Ring, but half a dozen is too many - too much for the eyes. Especially when you're sitting in the 4th row! I did love Martin Freeman and the best scene in the movie is the game of riddles between Gollum and Bilbo. Andy Serkis is incredible once again as Gollum. Love Tolkein, Love Jackson and I almost loved this film. If I were to give this one a letter grade, I'd probably give it a B+.

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  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    I'll get ridiculed for this, but I haven't seen the LOTR trilogy. I know, I know! So, the nuances may have been lost on me, but I enjoyed this movie a lot. Had read the book, knew the story well, and was looking forward to seeing The Shire, Bilbo, Gandalf and Gollum all on the big screen. It played out similar to what I had seen in my head as I read the book as a child, so that was great. But, I'll be honest- it took about 45 minutes to really warm up, and THEN it got good. Probably could have condensed it a bit time-wise and not lost story or plot. Overall a great movie, and clearly going to "milk" it for the sequels.

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  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    I loved this show, especially the great landscapes and scenery. There is a lot of violence in the show, and as I understand there are differences from the book, like adding the Pale Orc to the story, which could upset dedicated Tolkien fans, but the movie was epic!

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  • (Male)

    ages 14+ | Not Worth Your Time

    The acting was great. Just thought it was too much on the violence and fighting. Maybe it was because my 11 year old daughter came and I was watching more from her perspective. Interesting how kids change your view.

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  • (Male)

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    Great movie if you are a fan of Lord of the Rings. If not, you'll probably be bored. Great special effects. Quite violent and gory. Don't expect the movie to wrap up the story. It leaves you hanging for the next installment.

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  • (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    My recommendation to see the Hobbit comes with a cautionary note, as the movie is very violent. That said, I enjoyed every single one of the 169 minutes and I am now eagerly awaiting the sequel. This is the first of three Hobbit movies, which are a prequel--of sorts--to the Lord of the Rings films. Those three films were masterfully created by Peter Jackson, and he again takes the reigns here. I found the Hobbit to be more humorous and no less exciting than his other three films. The dwarves are loads of fun, and Gollum is especially funny. The score is memorable, as are some fun songs. This is a great movie for families with older children.

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  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    The Hobbit is the perfect coming-of-age story. It showcases fantastic special effects, brilliant acting (Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen in particular) and jaw-dropping music. While it was off to a slow start at the beginning, when Bilbo Baggin's adventure begins this movie soars up to my expectations. Very good holiday movie, highly reccomended.

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  • (Female)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    If you liked the Lord of the Ring series, then you'll definitely like the Hobbit. There are quite a few violent battle scenes (as is the case anytime an orc shows up), so it probably would be too scary for younger audiences. Gorgeous scenery and fantastic music. I'd definitely watch it again -- and I can't wait to see more!

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  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Honestly I think I am just over this series but the real problem is the fact that Peter Jackson split this into 3 movies. The pacing is way off. I got pretty bored after a while.

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  • ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    First, I must say I have never read The Hobbit. Thus I can not compare the book to the movie. So here is a review on just the movie... My favorite thing about the movie was seeing the story build and see how it connects to The Lord of the Ring Story. I also loved the music! The movie is long, but full of adventure. The scenery is wonderful and the actors are amusing. I am excited to see where this story will go in future movies and hopes they continue to be amazing.

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  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    I enjoyed watching The Hobbit. The story was a bit slow moving at first (it takes the party awhile to leave the Shire and get on with their adventure) but it picks up nicely and adds some great adventure. The violence and some of the visuals are too mature for young kids, in my opinion, but probably right in line with the teenage crowd. Those who have seen Lord of the Rings will either love or hate this. I say that because the story is a bit different that the book and hardcore LOTR fans might be bothered by that. However, other fans will just take the journey and enjoy what Peter Jackson accomplished with this film.

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  • (Male)

    ages 9+ | Worth Your Time

    I have seen Hobbit twice in theatres, both times in High Frame Rate - which is incredible, to say the least. hobbit unfortunately doesn't have the comrodery that we get in Fellowship and the additional installments of Lord of the Rings. We do get more Gollum, which is always a good thing. Hopefully this was just a build up to a more quality character development when we get The Desolation of Smaug. I just got my digital copy today and it looks great. Not as good as High Frame Rate, but still the HD quality is breath taking.

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  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    Loved it. Another great story line, great adventure story. Our kids loved it. I especially liked the dwarfs when the met at Bilbo's house in the shire. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Meh. It was fine. Three more hours of good guys killing ugly bad guys. The plot wasn't all that great. Just another three hours in Middle Earth.

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  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 14+ | Not Worth Your Time

    For me, the first installment in Peter Jackson's new Middle-earth trilogy is probably the biggest disappointment of 2012. A bloated, self-indulgent mess, it's a far cry in terms of quality from either Tolkien's lighthearted source material or any of Jackson's previous films. Also, if you enjoy enjoying movies, don't see "The Hobbit" for the first time at 48 fps. It's not worth the extra ticket price to sit through 169 minutes of distractingly polished CG landscapes and Gandalf's contact lenses.

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  • (Female)

    ages 9+ | Worth Your Time

    Very entertaining. Wasn't bored the entire 2 1/2 hours. I think my 9 year old would be fine with the violence but no younger. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • (Female) Deseret News Critic

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    It's a very entertaining film that Lord of the Rings fans should enjoy. Apparently, there were several deviations from the books, so don't get your hopes up for something that closely follows the book. It's fairly violent, a lot like the Lord of the Rings series, so I would be hesitant for young children to view. It's obviously the first in a series and overall entertaining.

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  • (Male)

    ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    To me 'The Hobbit' seemed more fantastical and fun then the'LOTR' trilogy. There's still plenty of grit and violence so don't be fooled when someone says it's just a kids movie. I enjoyed how Peter Jackson filled it with nuggets that link it to the original trilogy, but didn't stray too far from the source material.

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  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Wonderful movie. I haven't been into Lord of the Rings movie to much but there wasn't a boring minute. Very well acted and left me wanting more at the end.

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  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    What a huge disappointment! I was looking forward to something of the quality of "Lord of the Rings". Instead, I got a 3-hour-long "made for TV movie." What a waste of my time and the time of the actors. It would appear that pride has gone to Peter Jackson's head - he thinks he can now write like Tolkien. He fabricated fully 3/4 of the movie!! J.R.R. must be spinning in his grave at the travesty passed off as "The Hobbit-Part I". SPOILER ALERT: I am going to give a couple of the most egregious examples of Peter Jackson's corruption of the story. Forewarned... First example: Nowhere in The Hobbit is there a pursuit of Thorin & Co. by some band of orcs - but that is the dominant theme of this movie! And in the book, when Thorin & Co. discover the trolls, it is in the midst of a blinding rainstorm; Gandalf is off up ahead, and Gandalf's timely intervention and wits save them from the trolls. But Peter Jackson decided to have Bilbo do the saving!! It doesn't even work. I could go on for hours, but you get the point. Near-total corruption of a classic story, reducing it to TV-level idiocy. I give this movie 1 star out of 4 (and the one star is for fairly good filming, although Peter Jackson hasn't got the knack for 3D filming like James Cameron, the inventor - far too many close-ups which don't work well in 3D).

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  • (Female)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    I loved this movie! As a Tolkien fan and admirer of the book, I went in with high expectations. I found it helpful, however, knowing beforehand that this is not a carbon copy of the novel. Jackson draws from other Tolkien stories to help set the stage for the Fellowship of the Ring and subsequent films. The content derived from the "Hobbit" novel is accurate but there is more plot and backstory in the movie than is contained in the book. The movie is well acted (I found the scenes with Gollum and Bilbo especially impressive), contains fun action sequences and, as usual, looks beautiful. I was also smitten with the soundtrack, especially the dwarf theme music.

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  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    I've seen this film twice. Both in IMAX 3D. I caught a two minute segment of the 48 frames per second, and it looked just awful. Like it was stuck on fast forward, but still synced up with the sound. I greatly enjoyed the film upon the first viewing.... But being an avid fan of the book, some of the changes were a little jarring. Upon my second viewing I expected the changes, and was far more receptive to them. Furthermore, I could recognize and understand why they were made. It definitely contributed to a better film adaptation. This film is a bit long, and watching it in 3D is slightly taxing. I'm going to say the 3D is a nice touch, but not even remotely necessary. especially if wearing those glasses for a long time bugs you. If you like the books, or the extended version of LotR you will not have a problem with this films length. Others have been complaining about it, but I loved it. For those who are concerned about changes from the book, this is still the same fun adventure we all grew up reading. There is an added action scene as well as added exposition to highlight some of the background happenings, as well as connect it more thoroughly to the LotR trilogy. Martin Freeman is brilliant. Ian McKellen is brilliant as ever (and it is SO refreshing to have our quirky Gandalf The Grey back. He even has his Sassy Silver Scarf from the book!). Richard Armitage is perfect for the stoic Thorin. My favorite scene by far was the Riddles in the Dark. Gollum is back, and better than ever. Smeagol is absolutely adorable and endearing this time around, while Gollum is beyond creepy. The pivotal moment where Bilbo decides to spare his life was some of the best acting I have ever seen in my life. Ever. The scene is beyond touching. There's been a lot of nay-saying, but I absolutely do not agree with it. This is a more light hearted, less epic tale. As it should be. I was afraid that since this trilogy was being made after, that it would out-do LotR. Which would have been completely wrong. Jackson manages to make this a delightful, thrilling, epic adventure... All without detracting from everything that made his LotR trilogy great. I can't wait for part 2!

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  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    8.5 on the "Bob" scale.

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  • (Male) Arizona Republic

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Yes, they were long movies, but there wasn’t a lot of complaining about meandering plot threads and tossed-off diversions... You shouldn't be able to read a book faster than you can see it play out on-screen... Read full review here

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  • (Male)

    ages 16+ | Not Worth Your Time

    I know people love these movies, but in my world, they are so slow and boring. Just being honest :)

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  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Worth seeing to anyone who has read the books, whether you end up liking it or not. Gotta at least see it. Might not be as good as the Lord of the Rings movies.

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  • (Male)

    ages 8+ |

    Long, with moments of awesomeness. But visually brilliant, I really enjoy Peter Jackson's films.

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  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    If you read The Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings you should enjoy this book quite a bit. In Lord of the rings there were anything missing from the books. The problem with the Hobbit is they have added in things that did not exist though it also has much of the important thing from the book. I guess it is a give and take thing. The reason they added to the Hobbit is because they split it into three movies. It is not meant to be split like that. If they were to split it without adding to it there would be some major cliffhangers. I'm sure it is to make more money. In any case the Hobbit is a fantastic story and the movie worth watching. However, if you don't like slow-paced movies you might not like this movie as much.

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  • (Male) Standard Examiner

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    You should also be prepared for a cliffhanger finish (or stopping point) that rivals the one we just saw in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” This one is even more pronounced and had nearly everyone shouting at the screen “No!” despite the fact we’d been sitting there for more than two and a half hours. Can’t wait until December 2014 for the big finale!... See Full Review

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  • (Female)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    I love the values taught in this movie. Why include a hobbit on a quest? Because his simple goodness helps those around him to be brave and to act with courage. Why help the dwarfs? Because they don't have a home and home is the foundation of a good solid life. But another important thought: your mother's dishes are not that important. I also liked the "elf food". Green food! Nutrition at its best!

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  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Loved The Lord of the Rings. Didn't love this. Tolkien's books have always been some of my favorites. This took an exciting, relatively light story and made it much too dark and gloomy. Also altered the plot too drastically and some of the over-the-top effects just become ridiculous. Any realism is out the window. Strictly of the bigger is better school. 3D in theaters only made it look phony it was so poorly done. Somewhat better in 2D but I'm not anxious to see the second installment.

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  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    Definitely a must see. From the special effects to the story, it definitely meets expectations. It had high expectations in my eyes because of how we'll the LOTR trilogy was. It meets all of my expectations, job well done.

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  • clearplay.com

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    At a running time of almost three hours, many viewers complained that Director Peter Jackson dragged out the modest story of The Hobbit to disproportionate length. As a fan of the Rings movies, I enjoyed every minute. Let your tolerance of the Lord of the Rings movies be your guide... See Full Review

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  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    It was ok, a little strange ...lot of computer graphics [it is hard to find a good hobbit/orc, etc. now a days ;-) ]. As I have not read the hobbit for about 20 years...I am looking forward to the next installments.

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  • (Female)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    The special effects of this movie were impressive, but overused. The film should have been at least 30 minutes shorter, as some of the scenes drudged on far too long. Still, I am looking forward to watching the rest of the Hobbit trilogy.

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  • (Female)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    LOVED it!

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  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    I really felt sad watching this film, especially when I thought of the previous Lord of The Ring films by Peter Jackson. This movie felt so fake compared to the other films realistic feel. It was an overall entertaining film but it's no Return of the King. Good movie for kids I think though, violence is pretty mild and there is almost no profanity whatsoever. I'm really hoping for a better sequel.

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  • (Male)

    ages 10+ |

    If you enjoyed the Lord of the Rings trilogy, than I think you'll enjoy this movie as well. I haven't ever read the book The Hobbit, so I'm not sure how accurate it was to the book. I loved that they kept the feel of the movie very similar to the LOTR trilogy.

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  • (Male)

    ages 16+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Instead of waiting for extended editions of the Hobbit - I will be looking for an edited for time and slow pacing edition in a few years. I thought 3 hours for each book of the Lord of the Rings was about right - 7+ for the Hobbit is overkill and I have already lost interest.

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  • ages 12+ | Not Worth Your Time

    I had a really hard time with this movie. The beginning is very slow and in general the movie takes a while to get going. When it does get going it gets fairly good, but overall the movie has the feel that they tried to draw it out so they could make more movies. It doesn't have the same suspense and draw that Lord of the Rings does and it doesn't move as fast.

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  • (Male)

    ages 8+ |

    If you are new to the The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings story, Bilbo Baggins, Martin Freeman, 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, Ian McKellen, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield, Richard Armitage. 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. I don't think there is much doubt that The Hobbit is going to be one of those movies that stands the test of time. Not only is it visually stunning, but the themes of hope, honor, friendship are transcendent and meaningful to all of us. When pressed about his desire to undertake his mission Gandalf's response sums up the meaning of the movie. "Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins? Perhaps because I am afraid, and he gives me courage. Read More... (http://tinyurl.com/UnexpectedJourneyReview)

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  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    The hobbit was a good movie. It's what I expected though. Just like The Lord of the Rings. It was very long. I don't do well with super long films. I start to lose interest. These types of movies are not my favorite, but it was still good. I look forward to the next one. I thought some of the computerized stuff looked ultra fake but it was still pretty cool. Not a movie I would own, only because I don't have the patience to sit and watch it again. Thanks for the free redbox ok.com! It was a good birthday night movie. :)

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  • (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    Loved it great graphics and special effects - will consider one of the best 2012 movies

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  • (Male)

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    I read The Hobbit when I was about 8 years old and was engrossed with the world that J.R.R. Tolkein created in that book. It was a fun read and a fun story. Having seen this film I am very happy. Does it stand on it's own? No. Should it? I really don't think so. This is from the same creative group behind the legendary film trilogy version of The Lord of the Rings. Which I consider to be one large film instead of three seperate films. Honestly full judgement on this film will have to take a wait and see approach.

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  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    There was a bit of violence in this movie as there was with all of the Lord of the Rings movies. I also found this movie to be very well done as the same with all of the other Lord of the Rings movies by Peter Jackson. I think that one of the most important things about this movie is that if you pay attention it helps you see how things came to be what they are when Middle Earth gets to the point in time where the Fellowship of the Ring starts.

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  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    biased LoTR fan, but this movie did not disappoint! I can see why it took them so long to come out with it after the LoTR. I was thrilled throughout the movie and can not wait to see the rest!

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  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    This was a classic! I am a huge J. R. R. Tolkien fan and this film only confirmed why I like him so much. From start to finish, it was packed with action and story telling. Definitely a must see!

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  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    I liked the show. Not my favorite. I think that there is too much plot and not enough things to keep you into the show. Way to long for the amount of action actually put into the film

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  • (Female)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    I think it could have been made into two movies not three. The movie is slow going at times, but I enjoyed it in the end. It does some laughs and clever wit from Martin Freeman aka Bilbo Baggins and the actors did a wonderful job.

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  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    It was really good. I think Peter Jackson is the best director since Star Wars! The characters (Dwarves) showed they are very persistent to get there treasure back but try to have fun. When I read the book and differed it from the movie It is not a movie for people who want books to be like the movie (but think about this, if the movie is just like the book then there is no point in going to see the movie) but I really like the movie more. SPOILER ALERT: In the scene where Bilbo saves the dwarves from the trolls and the goblin in the end, I started to think that they are trying to get the dwarves to trust and thank Bilbo and then when Bilbo gives the Arkenstone to the men and evles the dwarves will feel cheated on from such a friend. And I like how they put Radagast to find the "dark place" in Mirkwood, considering he lives near there, and they silhouetted the spiders so they could pop out at you in the 2nd film. So in conclusion to my review, I really like the actors, they did there job well (liked how saruman had a appearance and was still acting like the bad guy (read the counsel of Elrond in the fellowship of the ring)) but I think they put to much action there, SPOILER ALERT: trolls, 2 sec. later, goblin scouts. 2 min. later, Bilbo almost dies from stone giants, 1 min. later captured and meet gollom (why in every Hobbit movie Bilbo falls down a hole (the Hobbit animated movie!!)) then out of the frying pan into the fire I will accept, but I think the action was the best part to keep the movie flowing. And how to tie it with the LOTR series. and last but not least the villain, he was not just good but almost perfect, he wants revenge for the one that cut his arm off (Thorin) and is fustrated with his own minions to actuality(darn it spelling error) kill them. the most average villain. Screening: 10-10 Plot: 10-10 Acting: 10-10 Bad stuff (in general): 1-10 (for the killing of the poor minion of the pale orc and the goblin king) age requirement: 12+ (for violence) overall rating: 99-100 :) :) :) :) :) :)

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  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Not Worth Your Time

    not as good as the lord of the rings, but ok to watch if you are a fan of fantasy movies and the book. i expected more.

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  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    My sons and I loved this movie and look forward to getting a copy of the DVD. In addition to solid acting and sweet special effects, I really liked the story. Having read the book, I thought director Peter Jackson did a great job staying true to the original story while making an entertaining movie. I highly recommend this film.

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  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    if you've seen LOTR I don't think I need to say anything. Its definitely not as good as the trilogy but its up there with the best.

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  • (Female)

    ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    I loved this movie, but I did have to go into it expecting it to vary from the book. It was a lot more lighthearted than the Lord of the Rings, as it's supposed to be, and because of this I would say it's ok for kids 11 and up. I was never bored and although I think it's incredibly stupid that they split this into 3 movies, I'm looking forward to the next part. There is violence, but I don't remember ever seeing any blood or gore.

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  • (Male)

    ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    Whew! It's going to be a big stretch to make three movies out of a book that's a third the volume of "The Lord of the Rings"¬ù. But as a fan of Tolkien's hobbits, I had to see this. And I loved it.

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  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Inspiring, heart warming, fun, and thrilling. Great film all around. Enjoyed it more than The Lord of The Rings trilogy except for Return of The King.

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  • (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    I was surprised when I heard they turned The Hobbit into a trilogy, because honestly they could have done the whole book in one three hour movie. It turns out Peter Jackson and Co. delved into the other writings of J.R.R. Tolkien to provide more side stories and explanations of what is happening as the story unfolds. Jackson also indulges a bit more with keeping scenes longer than you would expect, which is a good thing in some cases and not so good in other cases. Overall though, I think any fan of the Lord of the Rings will enjoy this movie as I certainly did. This one didn't blow me away like the LOTR trilogy did, but this is only part one of what should prove to be a great trilogy in it's own right.

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  • (Female)

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    amazing, definately worth the watch, I would watch it again :)

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  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    I liked the Hobbit but the beginning took a while to get things going and Peter Jackson could have definitely trimmed a 1/2 hour of this thing and it would have been better!

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  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    If you like Lord of the Rings you should enjoy this film. It starts out slow to build the characters and story line but it has a fast and up tempo finish. It isn't has graphic as the LOTR's films and does an excellent job linking to the previous trilogy. Martin Freeman does a great acting job being Bilbo Baggins. His performance is what really make this first installment of the Hobbit series worth watching.

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  • (Female)

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    If your child can read the book (I suggest you as the parent do this as well), then they can watch the movie. It's quite to the tale and enjoyable, much less ick than Lord of the Rings, but that was to be expected in this first part of the movie.

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  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Very good adaptation of the book. Definitely not for young children.

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  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    way too long and very boring

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  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    Although it strays a "little" from the original story, it was still fun to watch and added a little more to both the Hobbit and gave foreshadowing to the Lord of the Rings series. Probably more adventure than the original book too, but worth the time to watch. Looking forward to the next movie.

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  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    If you liked "The Lord of the Rings" you will like "The Hobbbit." The films biggest disappointment is having to wait for the rest of the story. It does not seem quite as majestic as the Trilogy but neither is the book.

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  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    I liked this movie! It wasn't as great as the other Lord of the Rings movies, but I might feel that way because it stops just short of my favorite part of the story. They did do a good job of focusing the theme and plot - the book (in this first section) is sort of a rambling travelogue, whereas the movie focuses very keenly on a handful of characters and their relationships and stories.

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  • (Male)

    ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    Loved the book. Loved the movie. My son loved it too.

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  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    I went expecting a much expounded upon Hobbit/Prequel to the Lord of the Rings- and that is what I got. As with the previous films I am wildly impressed with the cinematic beauty of the film. The CG, makeup etc. are all well done. Meeting up with Gollum for the first time (again) was a highlight and comical moment of the film. Watching this is a lot like revisiting an old friend in a lot of ways. Gandalf, Galadriel, Saruman, Elrond. Then there are the new characters: The 12 Dwarves, Radigast the Brown and the Orcs and Goblins of the misty mountains. The wolf-riding orcs in particular are quite menacing. I like how they tied the history of the Dwarves to what is happening with the Dwarves and their quest. Doing this strengthened the character development of Durin, their hard-nosed leader. All in all the movie was a fun and scary romp. The PG-13 is well deserved for much hand to hand violence involving really cool Elvin blades. This movie would frighten most youngsters under the age of 8. The violent content makes this inappropriate for anyone under the age of 13. Only serious complaint I have is that you can totally tell several of the actors have aged significantly in the 8 some-odd years since the filming of the first films. Frodo in-particular looks older than he should in the new scene he's in at the beginning of the film. Despite this the movie is exceptional and worth seeing if you are a fan of the first movies.

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  • (Female) The Washington Post

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Long and complex, yet always engaging, the film spins a ripping, fantastical yarn of bravery and camaraderie vs. darkness and evil. The atmosphere may be lighter and funnier than in the earlier films, but the mayhem gets heavy... Read full review here

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  • (Female) Entertainment Weekly

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    I'm holding the filmmaker responsible for getting us all back again — to feelings of excitement and delight... Is Jackson able to sustain the magic in two more installments? I peer into Tolkien's Misty Mountains and embrace the journey... Read full review here

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  • (Male) Reel Views

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    It's grand cinema and fills in the gap of exploring Bilbo's previously unfilmed 'great adventure.' ... Jackson successfully navigates the return to Middle Earth. It isn't as delirious a journey as we experienced a decade ago, but it's still filled with wonder, monsters, and thrills... Read full review here

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  • (Female) Movie Mom

    ages 12+ | Not Worth Your Time

    We get so much visual information that it takes a while to re-calibrate our ability to separate the meaningful from the superfluous... The actions scenes are filled with vitality and dynamically staged, but the film assumes a commitment and understanding on our part that it has not earned. In a story about a quest of honor, that is an unexpected disappointment... Read full review here

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  • (Female) USA TODAY

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Martin Freeman as Bilbo and Andy Serkis as Gollum are standouts, but the story isn't as engaging as 'LOTR'....while the production design is impeccable and the journey intermittently involving, the film is overlong and lacks the enchantment of the 'Lord of the Rings' films... Read full review here

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  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is the first of three films director Peter Jackson is carving out of the short novel J.R.R. Tolkien wrote before his lengthier Lord of the Rings trilogy. As a charming hero’s quest that uses the grand scope of Jackson’s previous Tolkein films to tell a smaller, simpler story, you could almost call this prequel “Lord of the Rings Lite.”... See Full Review

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Okfor ages12+