Monday, 21 January 2013

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Review

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Release Date: 24th December 2012 - Australia

Production Companies
New Line Cinema (presents)
Warner Bros. Pictures
Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Wingnut Films

Roadshow Distribution

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: M

Runtime: 170 minutes

Budget: $315,000,000

Box Office Gross: $1,021,103,568

Plot Summary
A curious Hobbit, Bilbo
Baggins, journeys to the
Lonely Mountain with a
group of Dwarves to
reclaim a stolen treasure.

Martin Freeman - Bilbo Baggins
Ian McKellen - Gandalf the Grey
Cate Blanchett - Galadriel
Hugo Weaving - Elrond
Sylvester McCoy - Radagst the Brown
Christopher Lee - Saruman the White
Ian Holm - Old Bilbo Baggins
Elijah Wood - Frodo Baggins
Andy Serkis - Gollum
Manu Bennett - Azog the Defiler
Barry Humphries - The Great
Goblin (Voice)
Benedict Cumberbatch - The
Necromancer of Dol Guldur

The Company of Dwarves
Richard Armitage - Thorin
Graham McTavish - Dwalin
Ken Stott - Balin
Aidan Turner - Kili
Dean O'Gorman - Fili
Mark Hadlow - Dori
Jed Brophy - Nori
Adam Brown - Ori
John Callen - Oin
Peter Hambleton - Gloin
William Kircher - Bifur
James Nesbitt - Bofur
Stephen Hunter - Bombur

Writer/Director/Producer -
Peter Jackson
Based on Novel "The Hobbit" -
J. R. R. Tolkien
Screenplay/Producer - Fran Walsh
Screenplay/Co-Producer - Phillippa Boyens
Screenplay/Project Consultant -
Guillermo del Toro
Producer - Carolynne
Producer/Unit Production Manager - Zane Weiner
Co-Producer - Eileen Moran
Production Designer - Dan
Conceptual Designers - John Howe & Alan Lee
Costume Designers - Bob
Buck & Ann Maskrey
Costume Designer/Creatures/
Special Makeup/Armour &
Weapons - Richard Taylor
Director of Photography -
Andrew Lesnie
Stunt Coordinator - Glenn Boswell
Visual Effects Supervisors - Joe Letteri & Eric Saindon
Visual Effects Supervisors: Weta Digital - Matt Aitken
& R. Christopher White
Film Editor - Jabez Olssen
Music - Howard Shore

After I watched the first feature of the LORD OF THE RINGS series THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (click here), I didn't actually know that there are only four books of J. R. R. Tolkien's trilogy with THE HOBBIT being the first one. At this time, I always knew that Peter Jackson would someday translate it into a movie and I was right. I applauded everything that is very achieving in this film, there's its 3D quality which is beautiful and worthy of an experience. The CGI effects were state of the art and I still think that Gollum is a great character. I completely misunderstand that the voice of The Great Goblin was done by Ian McShane, but in fact, it was actually Barry Humphries who did it.

This film does not have one single flaw and is very good. As this will be a three part series, I feel the first instalment was a great way to start the prequel trilogy of THE LORD OF THE RINGS series.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie

1 comment:

  1. Glad that you enjoyed it, great review. The Hobbit is my favorite film since the Return of the King.