“The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey”
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Were you amazed with the ever unforgettable Lord of the Rings?
Well, here comes the latest upcoming movie of this year, A prequel trilogy fantasy-adventure film for all ages, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"!
A film adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel The Hobbit, co-written, co-produced, and directed by Peter Jackson. Starring Martin Freeman [Bilbo Baggins], Ian McKellen[Gandalf], Richard Armitage [Thorin]. Several other actors will reprise their roles from The Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit films were produced back to back, like The Lord ofthe Rings films.
|The Hobbit : An unexpected journey|
The story is set in the middle-earth and mainly evolves on the journey of a curious young Hobbit named Bilbo. The journey starts when Gandalf, a wandering wizard introduces Bilbo to a company of thirteen dwarves. He tricks Bilbo into hosting a party for Thorin, the proud, arrogant head of the company of dwarves who reclaims the Lonely Mountain and its vast treasure from the dragon Smaug who sleeps upon it. Gandalf reveals them a map showing a secret door into the Mountain and suggests Bilbo as the quest’s "burglar". Thedwarves laugh at the idea and Bilbo was offended that leads him to join the quest.
The group travels into the wild, where Gandalf saves the company from trolls and leads them to Rivendell, where it’s master and the sage Elrond who becomes their friend reveals more secrets from the map. As they passed over the Misty Mountains, they are trapped by goblins and driven deep underground and Bilbo gets separated from the others as they escape the goblins. Lost in the goblin tunnels, where he founds a ring and encounters Gollum, a wretched, hobbit-like creature inhabiting an underground lake who engages him in a game of riddles. As a reward for solving all riddles Gollum will show him the path out of the tunnels, but if Bilbo fails, his life will be the penalty. With the help of the ring, which grants invisibility, Bilbo escapes and rejoins the dwarves, improving his reputation with them. They rest in the house of Beorn, a man who can assume a bear form, after being chased by the goblins and Wargs and being saved by the eagles.
The company comes into the black forest of Mirkwood without Gandalf. In Mirkwood, Bilbo first saves the dwarves from giant spiders and then from the dungeons of the Wood-elves. Then, they are welcomed by the human inhabitants of Lake-town, who wish the dwarves will fulfill prophecies of Smaug's end. In the Lonely Mountain they find the secret door; Bilbo explores the dragon's lair, stealing a great cup and learning of a weakness in Smaug's armour. The infuriated dragon plans to destroy the Lake-Town as he presumes thatthe people living there help the intruders. A noble thrush who overheard Bilbo's reports of Smaug's vulnerability informs it to Bard, a grim but honorable archer of Lake-town who eventually slays the dragon.
When, at last the dwarves take possession of the mountain, Bilbo finds the Arkenstone, an heirloom of Thorin's dynasty, and steals it. The Wood-elves and Lake-men surround themountain and request reward for their help, reparation for Lake-town's destruction, and settlement of old claims on the treasure but Thorin refuses. He summoned his kin from themountains of the North as he reinforces his position. Bilbo tries to pay off the Arkenstone to head off a war, but Thorin is stubborn. He casts out Bilbo, and battle seems expected.
Gandalf reappears to warn all of an approaching army of goblins and Wargs. The dwarves, men, and elves group together, but only with the timely arrival of the eagles and Beorn do they win the climactic Battle of Five Armies. Thorin is seriously wounded and reconciles with Bilbo before he dies. In the end, Bilbo accepts only a small portion of his share of thetreasure, having no need for more, but still returns home a very wealthy hobbit. And this ends the quest of unexpected journey.