Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor…
Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves (Balin, Dwalin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Nori, Dori & Ori) led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage). Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the LonelyMountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever … Gollum (Andy Serkis). Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
This 3 hour movie was quite the quest to get through. I found myself nodding off during the first hour, however the last 2 hours kept me entertained and at the edge of my seat. The Hobbit novel is quite short totalling about 330 pages, and this initial instalment of the upcoming trilogy just shows how much detail they put into this epic tale. It was like they included every line that was uttered in the book into the movie script. The cinematography was amazing. I liked how they showed the former ruined Mines of Moira, in its once glorious shape. We heard from Gimli “the dwarf” in Fellowship of the Ring how magnificent his city was, and now we can see it. The Gollum & Bilbo interaction was also pretty funny. It was longer than it should have been, but it brought so light fun to the movie.
Overall, I would give this movie 8/10 stars. Check it out. Happy Viewing!
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