The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Postby dpnphptc » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:27 pm

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. 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. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers.

Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum.

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, the character he played in “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. Also reprising their roles from “The Lord of the Rings” in “The Hobbit” Trilogy are: Cate Blanchett as Galadriel; Ian Holm as the elder Bilbo; Christopher Lee as Saruman; Hugo Weaving as Elrond; Elijah Wood as Frodo; and Andy Serkis as Gollum. The international ensemble cast of the trilogy also includes (in alphabetical order) Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Barry Humphries, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott and Aidan Turner.

The screenplay for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro. Jackson is also producing the film, together with Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner and Fran Walsh. The executive producers are Alan Horn, Toby Emmerich, Ken Kamins and Carolyn Blackwood, with Boyens and Eileen Moran serving as co-producers.

Under Jackson’s direction, “The Hobbit” Trilogy has been shot in 3D 48 frames-per- second and will be released in High Frame Rate (HFR) 3D, other 3D formats, IMAX and 2D. Under Jackson’s direction, “The Hobbit” Trilogy has been shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest camera and stereo technology. Production has taken place at Jackson's own facilities in Miramar, Wellington, and on location around New Zealand.

Among the creative behind-the-scenes team returning to Jackson’s crew are director of photography Andrew Lesnie, production designer Dan Hennah, conceptual designers Alan Lee and John Howe, composer Howard Shore and make-up and hair designer Peter King. The film is edited by Jabez Olssen. The costumes are designed by Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor and Bob Buck.

Taylor is also overseeing the design and production of weaponry, armour and prosthetics which are once again being made by the award-winning Weta Workshop. Weta Digital take on the visual effects for the films, led by the film’s visual effects supervisor, Joe Letteri. Post production will take place at Park Road Post Production in Wellington. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and the second and third films of the trilogy are productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), with New Line managing production. Warner Bros. Pictures is handling worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well as all international television distribution being handled by MGM.

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” will be released on December 14, 2012, with the second film, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” releasing December 13, 2013, andthe third film, “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” slated for July 18, 2014.

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Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Postby osim » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:41 pm

Yes, my family will be visiting Middle Earth this Friday night :) . My kids are very excited to see the show. DD has been learning Elvish, the language invented by Tolkien.

The next great show we are looking forward to is Les Miserable opening on Christmas Day.

BTW, some VISA cards can get you 4 tickets for the price of 3 for Fri- Sun shows. Offer until end of year. Limited tickets so must book early in the week.

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Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Postby Jennifer » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:35 am

osim, was Hobbit enjoyable?

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Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Postby osim » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:54 pm

Jennifer wrote:osim, was Hobbit enjoyable?


The cinematography was great. The story content a bit thin. Perhaps it's because they are splitting 19 chapters of the book into 3 movies. I didn't like the part where Gandaulf keeps disappearing from the group and then reappear out of nowhere to help each time the group is in great danger. There was alot of chasing. We like the Bilbo Baggins character and thought the story was to be centered around him but he seem to have to share the limelight with the dwarf king. Anyway, the story is a nice prequel the Lord of The Rings which we feel the story is much richer. Perhaps, the 2nd and 3rd part of Hobbit will complete it's goodness.

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Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Postby Bubbles168 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:54 pm

Looking forward to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug movie:)

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Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Postby Imami » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:17 pm

:rahrah: Will be watching “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” this weekend. And thereafter, will watch The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

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Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Postby leongmichael » Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:34 am

THAUJ can be quite a scary show for kids. My son (7yrs old) cringed whenever the white orc appeared.

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Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Postby timtamfan » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:59 am

Personally I think both Hobbit and LOTR are not suitable for children under 13. Too much bashing and body mutilation. Just an opinion. But great movies for adults. For me - LOTR can be a classic with the likes of Star Wars and Titanic (cheesy I know)

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Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Postby starlight1968sg » Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:13 pm

Imami wrote::rahrah: Will be watching “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” this weekend. And thereafter, will watch The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Any clue when the dvd for Desolation og Smaug will be available in the market?
Thanks.

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