Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage
Director: Peter Jackson
'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', directed by Peter Jackson, clocks in at a whopping 2 hours and 40 minutes, if you don't count the roughly 15 minutes it takes for the end credits to roll. Given that Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy grossed nearly 3 billion dollars and won 14 Oscars in all, it's hardly surprising that the studio happily green-lit The Hobbit, and didn't complain when the New Zealand-based filmmaker decided to squeeze three films out of JRR Tolkien's rather slim 300-page prequel to the Rings saga. But despite its gorgeous sweeping visuals, spectacular special effects, and some terrific action sequences, this first installment in Jackson's three-film adaptation can't help feeling long and overblown and stretched beyond limits.
11:34 PM, Dec 14, 2012
Judging part one of Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings' prelude 'The Hobbit' is a bit like reviewing a film after seeing only the first act. Yet here goes: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' is stuffed with Hollywood's latest technology - 3D, high-speed projection and Dolby's Atmos surround sound system. The result is some eye candy that truly dazzles and some that utterly distracts, at least in its test-run...
03:36 PM, Dec 05, 2012
Los Angeles: The third film in the upcoming 'Hobbit' movie trilogy will be released worldwide in July 2014, the movie studios behind the venture said, and the second film now has a new name. The third film - The Hobbit: There and Back Again - will open in movie theatres on July 18, 2014 - just seven months after the newly titled second film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug...
12:49 PM, Sep 01, 2012
New Delhi: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug, producers Warner Brothers said on their website. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild....
12:19 PM, Dec 21, 2011