The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (Higher Frame Rate)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (Higher Frame Rate)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (Higher Frame Rate)

Peter Jackson returns to Middle-earth with part one of his trilogy adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, screening in higher frame rate 3D. A young Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman, The Office), Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage, Spooks) and a posse of dwarves journey to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug.

Their quest will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although they've got to get to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels where Bilbo meets Gollum (Andy Serkis). It is there with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring... a simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth.

2012Rating: M, for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence and frightening images169 minsNew Zealand, USA
AdventureFantasy3D
82%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Hobbitses.. what is a Hobbitses, preciousss?

So here we all are again, back in good old Middle-Earth. (And is it worth the wait, precious?) Well yes, it is. It's visually stunning (we expects that, precious), the cgi is a knock-out; notably Weta seem to have discovered how Wargs actually run, presumably by doing some research with wolves. Gollum is even better this time round than in LOTR, mainly in...

4.0
0

Hobbit Real 3D

I enjoyed this movie and thought the scenery was brilliant. What a show case for NZ. Worth seeing in 3D for the crispness of so many of the panoramic landscapes. The script was good and I have no problems with the way it has been made into a movie from the book - lets not be too PRECIOUS about keeping everything exact to The Hobbit novel.

0

Hobbiton

Well,do I see this in 3D or 2D.Decided to give 3D another go in HFR..So of I went with the 3D glasses in my pocket.During the movie,every 30 seconds there appeared on the screen a single movie frame in black which caught the eye.Overall it must have appeared 360 times.It was very annoying and distracting.I don't know if this was a projection problem or a...

3.0
0

A cinematic treat

Younger fans of 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy won't be disappointed with this return to Middle Earth, which delivers in spectacle and family-friendly adventure. After a slow beginning, 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' kicks into gear with a narrative of walking, chasing, escaping, running and hiding and that echoes 'The Fellowship of the Ring' to the...

4.0
0

An unexpected disappointment

"All great stories deserve a little embellishment." So says Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen) in the most telling line in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson's return to the world of JRR Tolkien. It's a line that clearly outlines Jackson and his co-writers' intentions, yet it comes off as a veiled apology, as if the film-making team knew that...

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Fulfilling just a fraction of Tolkien's There and Back Again subtitle, The Hobbit alternately rewards and abuses auds' appetite for all things Middle-earth.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Fantasy how it ought to be.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

An overscale and plodding spectacle.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Jackson has made it with brio and fun, and Martin Freeman is just right as Bilbo Baggins: he plays it with understatement and charm.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Solid and acceptable instead of soaring and exceptional.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A faltering first hour blossoms into a glorious adventure saga.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Elements in this new film that are as spectacular as much of the Rings trilogy, but there is much that is flat-footed and tedious as well, especially in the early going.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Plays younger and lighter than Fellowship and its follow-ups, but does right by the faithful and has a strength in Martin Freeman’s Bilbo that may yet see this trilogy measure up to the last one. There is treasure here.

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

At its best, it recaptures the Rings movies' breadth, detail, and staggering sense of beauty.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Fulfilling just a fraction of Tolkien's There and Back Again subtitle, The Hobbit alternately rewards and abuses auds' appetite for all things Middle-earth.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Fantasy how it ought to be.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

An overscale and plodding spectacle.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Jackson has made it with brio and fun, and Martin Freeman is just right as Bilbo Baggins: he plays it with understatement and charm.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Solid and acceptable instead of soaring and exceptional.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A faltering first hour blossoms into a glorious adventure saga.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Elements in this new film that are as spectacular as much of the Rings trilogy, but there is much that is flat-footed and tedious as well, especially in the early going.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Plays younger and lighter than Fellowship and its follow-ups, but does right by the faithful and has a strength in Martin Freeman’s Bilbo that may yet see this trilogy measure up to the last one. There is treasure here.

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

At its best, it recaptures the Rings movies' breadth, detail, and staggering sense of beauty.

0

Hobbitses.. what is a Hobbitses, preciousss?

So here we all are again, back in good old Middle-Earth. (And is it worth the wait, precious?) Well yes, it is. It's visually stunning (we expects that, precious), the cgi is a knock-out; notably Weta seem to have discovered how Wargs actually run, presumably by doing some research with wolves. Gollum is even better this time round than in LOTR, mainly in...

4.0
0

Hobbit Real 3D

I enjoyed this movie and thought the scenery was brilliant. What a show case for NZ. Worth seeing in 3D for the crispness of so many of the panoramic landscapes. The script was good and I have no problems with the way it has been made into a movie from the book - lets not be too PRECIOUS about keeping everything exact to The Hobbit novel.

0

Hobbiton

Well,do I see this in 3D or 2D.Decided to give 3D another go in HFR..So of I went with the 3D glasses in my pocket.During the movie,every 30 seconds there appeared on the screen a single movie frame in black which caught the eye.Overall it must have appeared 360 times.It was very annoying and distracting.I don't know if this was a projection problem or a...

3.0
0

A cinematic treat

Younger fans of 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy won't be disappointed with this return to Middle Earth, which delivers in spectacle and family-friendly adventure. After a slow beginning, 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' kicks into gear with a narrative of walking, chasing, escaping, running and hiding and that echoes 'The Fellowship of the Ring' to the...

4.0
0

An unexpected disappointment

"All great stories deserve a little embellishment." So says Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen) in the most telling line in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson's return to the world of JRR Tolkien. It's a line that clearly outlines Jackson and his co-writers' intentions, yet it comes off as a veiled apology, as if the film-making team knew that...

2.0
0