The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

  • Director: Peter Jackson
  • Writer: Peter Jackson
  • Countries of origin: New Zealand, United States
  • Language: English
  • Release date: December 14, 2012
  • Runtime: 2h 49min
  • Sound mix: Dolby Atmos, Datasat, SDDS
  • Aspect ratio: 2.39 : 1
  • Also known as: The Hobbit: Part 1
  • The film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is adapted from the novel of the same name published by British writer JR Tolkien in 1937, directed by Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman , Ian McKellen , Richard Armitage , Andy Serkis , Dean O'Gorman , Aidan Turner , Hugo Weaving and Catherine Elise Blanchett co-starred. The film was first released on November 28, 2012 in New Zealand, where it was filmed.
    The story of the film takes place about 60 years before the first part of the " The Lord of the Rings " series. It tells the story of the protagonist of the "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Frodo's uncle Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, and 13 dwarves going east. Travel across the Middle-earth continent to find the precious treasures of the dwarves seized by the evil dragon   .


    • Release date December 14, 2012
    • Filming locations Mangaotaki, Waikato, New Zealand
    • Production companies Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), New Line Cinema, WingNut Films

    Box office


    $180,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


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    • By Nedra 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      repeat + inexplicable

      Finally, I got this work a few minutes before I went to the theater to watch the second part. In Yingying's words, the plot was seamless.
      Ten years later, the pictures of the new series are more vivid, bright and delicate than the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Having said that, the magnificent mountain scenery is actually only suitable for long-lens aerial photography, and it may not be so refreshing to be in it.
      From the perspective of the story process, this work largely replicates the...

    • By Ona 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      It couldn't have been better to choose Martin Freeman to play the goofy goofy Bilbo Baggins!

      Forgive me, someone who hasn't even watched The Lord of the Rings,
      suddenly remembered to watch The Hobbit

      to watch The Hobbit2 for the weekend.
      Today, I will make up for The Hobbit1

      . I only remembered it when I was reading the movie review. Bilbo Baggins picked it up. The golden ring that arrives is the Lord of the Rings
      = = It couldn't be more suitable

      to choose Martin Freeman to play the stupid Bilbo Baggins ! Gandalf turned around to reveal...

    • By Declan 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      Ten years of dreaming to return to Middle-earth

      Text/Dream Poetry Book

      Ten years of expectation, from an ignorant teenager to a mature, I still remember the first time I watched "The Lord of the Rings" 10 years ago, I was deeply fascinated by this movie Now, the grand historical background, the mysterious Middle-earth, the wonderful adventure story of The Hobbit... This is a good film that can really integrate you into the movie. I was looking forward to the next movie. When a "Return of the King" is over, I always look forward to...

    • By Dina 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      very happy

      Instead of blindly indulging in the special effects blockbuster mode, they showed the unruly personality of the group and their determination to rebuild their homes. They played and sang at the Hawkins' house together, created a happy atmosphere with a silly troll, and even melded minor songs. If you add it to the orc, you can watch the story without looking at the face, watch the special effects without watching the story, and still see the scenery without watching the special effects....

    • By Amely 2022-04-23 07:01:04

      Can't give A+

      I didn't expect the beginning to be so lengthy that I almost fell asleep.

      The awakening of the viewer's consciousness begins when Barnes agrees to join. The content that followed was gradually interesting.

      The fight with the trolls, while exciting, is not as good as Baggins' encounter with Gollum. I think this is the most moving part of the film, and it is also the essence of Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" lineage.

      As for the confrontation with the orcs, the aura of...

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    • By Elouise 2022-09-20 13:12:45

      Tolkien's first work, "The Hobbit", is a prequel in time. Another opening of the trilogy, the plot is also similar to "The Fellowship of the Ring", and many bridges seem familiar. The first half is a little dull, the Dwarves Restoration Long March is far less moving than the Fellowship of the Ring, and the second half is getting better. On the one hand, the classic character Gollum appears with the Lord of the Rings, and on the other hand, Gandalf takes 13 dwarves to escape the orcs , the...

    • By Zack 2022-09-16 08:27:42

      It's Watson's sense of sight OTL... Wang Tai is...

    • By Mallory 2022-09-12 17:00:53

      I slept for ten minutes... #I must not be...

    • By Demarcus 2022-09-10 13:11:51

      I slept two nights during the whole movie. The first sleep was 90 minutes, and then I was awakened by the snoring of the elder brother in the back row and went out to the toilet. Second sleep 70...

    • By Rozella 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      I really can't understand why so many movie fans think HFR is cheap, they want me to say welcome to the new age of...

    Movie plot

    The story of the movie "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" takes place about 60 years ago in the "Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings)" trilogy, telling the adventure of Frodo's uncle Bilbo Baggins.
    The whole story revolves around Bilbo Baggins ( Martin Freeman ), the hobbit who embarked on a legendary adventure, in order to regain the terrible fire-breathing dragon "Smaug" completely destroyed and In the occupied Lone Mountain...
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    Behind the scenes gags

    For physical reasons, Christopher Lee (playing Saruman) and Ian Holm (playing Bilbo Baggins old) both finished filming their films in London and did not go to New Zealand.
    Gurum appeared only once in the original novel, so Andy Serkis, who played him, only took a week to finish filming his own scene. But he did not leave the crew, but worked on the crew as the second director.
    Richard Armitage, who plays the dwarf prince Thorin, is a...
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    Shooting process

    The director of the film, Peter Jackson, divided the entire drama into two groups for shooting. The first shooting team led by director Peter Jack and the second shooting team led by Andy Serkis. In "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," Andy Serkins, in addition to continuing to star in "Gollum", also served as the director of the second filming team of the film.
    The entire "The Hobbit" series of films were shot at the same time in a...
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    The Hobbit: Positive Evaluation of Unexpected Journey

    Compared with the predecessor, this film has a more relaxed theme and digital special effects improvements in the past ten years, which is enough to satisfy the fans of the original. ( National Public Broadcasting Review )
    Although it is more relaxed than the original, but still very faithful to the original, and Martin Freeman's Bilbo also has considerable potential; in short, there are still many valuable points in this film. (...e
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    Special effects 3D gorgeous fantasy

    The 3D production effect of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" gives the audience an extraordinary fantasy experience. In the scene of Rivendell, the kingdom of elves, the original "Lord of the Rings" series has made the audience wish to live in this picturesque world of elves, and this film turns the wonderful scenery of Rivendell into 3D technology. It is more beautiful, coupled with the director's superb scene scheduling ability,...
    more about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Special effects 3D gorgeous fantasy

    Insufficient innovation

    Although the film uses 3D technology, in terms of CG creativity and production, it is not much improved compared to the "Lord of the Rings" series. From the overall effect, it can't even compare to "Avatar". The three "Lord of the Rings" all have unique and ingenious computer special effects, such as the flood of thousands of horses in "The Lord of the Rings", the tree man in "The Two Towers", and the ghost army in "The Return of the...
    more about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Insufficient innovation

    Movie quotes

    • Thorin Oakenshield: [singing] Far over the misty mountains cold / To dungeons deep and caverns old / We must away at break of day / to find our long forgotten gold

      Dwarves: [singing] The pines were roaring on the height / The winds were moaning in the night / The fire was red, it flame spread / The trees like torches blazed with light...

    • Thorin Oakenshield: I cannot guarantee his safety.

      Gandalf: Understood.

      Thorin Oakenshield: Nor will I be responsible for his fate.

      Gandalf: Agreed.

    • Bilbo Baggins: My name is Bilbo Baggins!

      Gollum: Baggines? What is Bagginses?... Precious.