The Hobbit movies are based of J.R.R Tolkien’s book called ‘The Hobbit’. It was divided into three movies An Unexpected Journey is the first movie.
Although most people are familiar with the storyline I’ll just quickly summarise it. Smaug, a huge dragon, invades the Lonely Mountain, robbing the dwarves of their gold. Many years later, the dwarf prince Thorin wants to reclaim the land. He gets together a small group of dwarves and a wizard, Gandalf. But there is a problem. The king’s jewel, the Arkenstone, was lost when Smaug invaded. They need someone with a scent that Smaug is not familiar with, and who is very light on their feet to get back the Arkenstone. Gandalf thinks that the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, will be perfect for the job. The story follows Bilbo’s journey with the dwarves to reclaim the Lonely Mountain.
While I was watching this movie, I noticed that Gollum’s addiction to his ‘precious’, the ring that Bilbo finds, was very much like a substance addiction. The elves seem to think not feel as they would not risk losing the lives of their people to help the dwarves when Smaug invaded. Dwarves are very greedy and love gold. And hobbits are very brave and loyal creatures who love nothing more then the comfort of their hobbit holes.
This movie is very difficult to predict what age it is best for. It has a lot of violence and the orcs are scary. But saying all this I get scared easily but loved this movie.
The movie is pretty similar to the book although they had to change a few things and shorten a lot. I rate this movie 5/5.