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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Technically this was a brilliant film. You really felt like you were back in Middle Earth. However, I found the movie a little slow for my liking. Much of this part was narrative and exposition – important stuff to be sure, just ponderous at times. As it’s a 12, the gravity of the adventure is very light at times feeling like it is aimed at a younger audience (OK, the book was originally for Tolkein’s kids, but hey ;-).

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

20122 h 49 min

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.

Director Peter Jackson
Runtime 2 h 49 min
Release Date 26 November 2012
Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Not bad
Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Sylvester McCoy, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Lee Pace, Conan Stevens, Bret McKenzie, Aidan Turner, James Nesbitt, Graham McTavish, Barry Humphries, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, Mark Hadlow, John Callen, William Kircher, John Bell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dean O'Gorman, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, Stephen Hunter, Tim McLachlan, Terry Notary, Billy Connolly, Peter Hambleton