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The Hobbit

An Unexpected Journey
(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Hobbit


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The first chapter in Peter Jackson's new epic trilogy set in Middle Earth 60 years before J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings saga. Follow Bilbo Baggins as he's swept into a quest to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo joins a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Along the way they face many dangers; Bilbo meets Gollum and takes possession of the 'One Ring.'
Title: The hobbit
an unexpected journey
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Warner Home Video,, c2013
Edition: Rental ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (169 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Notes: Title from container
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012
Summary: The first chapter in Peter Jackson's new epic trilogy set in Middle Earth 60 years before J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings saga. Follow Bilbo Baggins as he's swept into a quest to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo joins a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Along the way they face many dangers; Bilbo meets Gollum and takes possession of the 'One Ring.'
Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images
Statement of Responsibility: New Line Cinema ; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures ; a Wingnut Films production ; produced by Carolynne Cunningham ... [et al.] ; screenplay by Fran Walsh ... [et al.] ; directed by Peter Jackson
Performers: Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner.
System Details: DVD, region 1, letterbox widescreen format; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Other Language: English, French, or Spanish dialogue; French or Spanish subtitles
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Subject Headings: Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. Hobbit Characters Middle Earth (Imaginary place) Baggins, Bilbo (Fictitious character) Hobbits (Fictitious characters)
Genre/Form: Fantasy films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
Baggins, Bilbo (Fictitious character)
Hobbits (Fictitious characters)
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Report This Apr 04, 2014
  • muffins4dragons rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Why are people complaining about this movie? Its awesome!! We were told they were gonna make 3 movies out of one book so shut up and be patient!! In fact, one of the next two has come out already. I like the story, I like the length, I like the effects, I love everything! THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS MOVIE. O_O

I was surprised that no one had any holds on it.

Report This Mar 16, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. No falling asleep on this DVD!!!!!

Report This Feb 03, 2014
  • Vrouk rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Great visuals and acting, but one of the worst editing in cinematic history. Pacing is crucial in a movie and this one is poor edited, creating long lags between brilliant scenes. 3 movies? 2 would have suffice, and been far superior. I don't mind the "to be continued" ending, but felt like it should have been 20-30 minutes shorter. At 2h 10 minutes, this movie would be almost as good as the Lord of the Rings films. Almost. Instead, it's severely bloated, costing it a star (or two) in rating.

Report This Dec 29, 2013
  • Palomino rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

If you liked The Lord of the Rings... it's a classic story, epic filmmaking, and of course silly and overblown and designed to sell action figures. Obvious Warning: this is movie #1 of 3, so the "ending" is unsatisfactory.

Report This Dec 20, 2013
  • indigo_lion_24 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

The mere fact that this film is one of a trilogy rather than the complete story is a complete shameless commercialization of the book which was only large enough for one film, unlike the Lord of the Rings which was 3 separate thick books. As a result the movie suffers from lagging and bloat as the writers try to inject more padding into this more meager story.

Report This Dec 17, 2013
  • Lex rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

One of the most basic rules in movie-making is that a film must have a beginning, a middle, and an end. I don't like spending three hours watching a movie without an finale. If I don't get an assurance that the next installment has an end I'm not wasting my time on it. Otherwise, the movie is quite well done, even if it drags at spots.

Report This Dec 02, 2013
  • blue_elephant_472 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Terrible...(I havn't even watched it yet)

Report This Dec 02, 2013
  • Wuzo rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Was pretty good. I liked Lord of the Rings more though, probably because it was new and original. This movie was over embellished I felt and ran for too long. Huge falls (except Gandolf VS Balrog) and being flung around like a cartoon without consequences didn't happen to the characters in Lord of The Rings. I thought that was too much. It felt out of place in the universe already established in the previous movies. Also Peter Jackson's depiction of Dwarves is generally pretty bad I feel. Save for a couple characters they are really only there for silly comic relief. (Thankfully its not in 48 frames per second, I had such a huge headache at the end of it in the theatre) Overall not a bad movie though-- but it is very typical of what is made by major studios these days.

Report This Nov 29, 2013
  • Janice21383 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Mediocre movie or mediocre video game? The Hobbit tries to stay faithful to the children's book, while simultaneously forcing it into the darker mold of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The script sets up plot points, not in the original story, that one hopes will pay off in future films. There is an unnecessary amount of CGI, used to the point of damaging the story. For example, Azog, the chief goblin, is far less menacing than the Uruk in Fellowship of the Ring, because he has no physical reality. The first-rate actors playing the dwarfs are drowned in heavy, jokey makeup (compare with John Rhys-Davies as Gimli). Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis are bright spots, but Sir Ian just looks tired.

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  • isaacloops rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Report This May 17, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

An adventure through Middle earth on which Dwarfs, a Wizard and a lone Hobbit battle with Orcs and Trolls on their way to recapture the Dwarf homeland in the Mountain.

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Report This May 17, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Battle scenes between the Dwarf party and Orcs and trolls.

Report This Apr 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Its sortta intense but nothing compared to LOTR

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  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: some violence. not as bad as LORD

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Bilbo: "I do believe the worst is behind us."

Report This Jul 30, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Thorin Oakenshield: "Where did you go, if I may ask?" Gandalf: "To look ahead." Thorin Oakenshield: "And what brought you back?" Gandalf: "Looking behind."

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  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Gollum (crawling away from Bilbo, who's pointing Sting at him): "It's got an elfish blade, but it's not an elfs... Not an elfs, no... What is it, precious?!? WHAT IS IT?!?" Bilbo Baggins: "My name... is Bilbo Baggins." Gollum: "...Bagginses? ...What is a 'Bagginses', precious?"

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  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great Goblin (singing): "Bones will be shattered, necks will be wrung! You'll be beaten and battered, from racks you'll be hung! You will die down here, and never be found... down in the deep of Goblin Town!"

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  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Gandalf (gazing upon the horizon): "Erebor... The Lonely Mountain... the last of the great dwarf kingdoms of Middle Earth..." Thorin Oakenshield: "...Our home..." Balin: "A raven! The birds are returning to the mountain!" Gandalf: "That, my dear boy, is a thrush!" Thorin Oakenshield: "Well, we'll take it as a sign. A good omen." Bilbo Baggins: "You're right. I do believe the worst is behind us." (Camera follows the thrush to The Lonely Mountain, where it noisily pecks at a nut... stirring... Smaug...)

Report This Jun 17, 2013
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Gandalf (to Trolls):"The Dawn take you all!" Trolls:"Who's that?" "No idea." "Can we eat him too?" (Gandalf strikes rock and the light of dawn turns them to stone)

very good book if you like the book then watch the movie i watched the movie before i read the book and it was great it doesnt madder if u read the book or watch the movie first.

Report This May 17, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

And a gooooood morning to You! (Now what do I mean????)

The pines were roaring on the height, The winds were moaning in the night. The fire was red, it flaming spread; The trees like torches blazed with light.

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  • Tinuviel246 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Bilbo:Good morning Gandalf:What do you mean, good morning?

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Report This Mar 08, 2013
  • SailorMoonIsMe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey- That's What Bilbo Baggins Hates

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