The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
2012 / USA, New Zealand / 166 mins / Dir: Peter Jackson
Cast includes: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett and Christopher Lee
From the smallest beginnings come the greatest legends.
From Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson comes the first of a trilogy of films adapting J.R.R. Tolkien’s enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit.
60 years before The Lord of the Rings, Bilbo Baggins is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
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 Oakenshield.
Along the way, the unassuming hobbit not only discovers surprising reserves of ingenuity and courage: he also gains possession of Gollum’s precious gold ring – a ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
‘Charming, spectacular, technically audacious… epically entertaining’