Owww feel the heat of the dragons breath. The rumble of Peter Jackons’ tummy, twitch of Martin Freeman’s feet and the strident beat of McKellen’s old grey stick, because it’s coming. The precious reintroduction of Tolkien’s fantastical imagination to the big screen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was confirmed early in 2012 and the trailer is below for anyone that still has’t seen the movie.
The film had a release date of the 14th December 2012, and it went on to be one of the biggest releases of the year, taking the lions share of the Christmas holiday box office. Highly anticipated, especially after the sheer, all-encompassing might of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the trailer for The Hobbit movie is entertainment all by itself, but the film is epic. Read our review to find out more about how the film turned out.
If you haven’t guessed by now, Ian McKellen is back in the role of Gandalf and in a move that couldn’t be bested if they’d recreated Bilbo Baggins in a secret quarter of the Willy Wonker chocolate factory out of the remains of well meaning Umpa Lumpas, they’ve also got Martin Freeman in the leading role. They’re both joined by Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, along with the rest of the company of dwarfs, which includes James Nesbitt as Bofur.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows Bilbo Baggins on his first adventure with Gandalf to get a share of the treasure from the Dragon, Smaug. With Thorin and his swarm of dwarves they all set out to go there and back again without getting eaten, but inevitably the journey gets a bit squeaky bum at times, especially with the introduction of Gollum and the massive adversity of goblins and wargs under Sauron’s building army to contend with. If you haven’t read the book already, you definitely should do.
With the legendary storyline of J.R.R. Tolkien behind it and the palpable popular mythology that Peter Jackson has already ignited in fantasy cinematography, The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey was a huge hit, along with its sequel, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The final part in the trilogy, There And Back Again, will be released in December 2014.