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Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) joins Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and a band of dwarves on a treacherous quest to a distant mountain in this epic fantasy adventure adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved novel by the creative forces behind the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Peter Jackson directs a screenplay he co-penned with Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro. Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, and Elijah Wood co-star.
Beautifully shot, but a bit slow.
OK but not a fan of on screen violence
great cast, magnificent scenery and very entertaining
If you're looking to revisit the magnificent "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, you've come to the right place, sort of. While lacking the grand narrative sweep, bold characterizations and incredible supporting elements of that masterpiece, it's good enough to have you leave the theater wanting more. Does the material deserve 3 installments? My first trip to Paris was the most memorable, but I have been back many times since. I guess I'd rather have parts 2 and 3 of the Hobbit to look forward to rather than have nothing else in the Jackson Middle -Earth pipeline. The Middle Earth universe is a great pleasure to re-visit and Jackson gives us a great tour of one of our favorite cinematic places.