Bilbo Baggins is swept into a 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 Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters 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 guile 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. —IMDb
Peter Jackson made history with The Lord of the Rings trilogy, becoming the first person to direct three major feature films simultaneously. The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King were nominated for and collected a slew of awards from around the globe, including 17 Academy Awards®, 12 British Academy of Film and Television Awards and four Golden Globes.
It was for The Return of the King that Jackson received his most impressive collection of awards. This included three Academy Awards® (Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture), two Golden Globes (Best Director and Best Motion Picture-Drama), three BAFTAs (Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film and Audience Award), a Directors Guild Award, a Producers Guild Award and a New York Film Critics Circle Award.
As a follow-up to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, in 2005 Jackson directed, wrote and produced King Kong for Universal Pictures. The film grossed over $500 million and won three… read more
Entertaining and frightening and funny in its predictably gallumphing, CGI-bloomed sort of way, but it lacks the suffocating sense of impending evil Jackson's "Lord Of The Rings" adaptations had. But the biggest fault is that there is so much music, and the wrong kind of it, that it smothers everything with loud and shmaltzy overemphasis.
sometimes i felt like lost in a computer game... in which the characters get lost, too, btw. plus, it's not like the content of the book wouldn't have fit into one normal length movie... he actually had to invent or broaden some subplots to bore... erm... make three movies out of it. i can't see what's amazing about that. money making, nothing more.
Plenty of tedious & overblown CGI and action /adventure clichés but where is the literate wonder and growing import of the story that I remember from reading the book? I'm glad I didn’t see this in 3D (or even at a theater) all the swooping around at high speed made me dizzy even on the home screen. It just churns ahead like a high-octane ride on a flash new motorcycle driven by a madman.
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Le Hobbit: un voyage inattendu était attendu par une horde de fans du Seigneur des anneaux, aussi bien des livres que des films, réalisés par ce même Peter Jackson. De longues années d’attente avec… read review
Die Zwerge sind in Aufruhr: Der große Drache Smaug vertreibt die kleinen Menschen aus ihrer Heimat und nistet sich im Schloss des Zwergenkönigs Thorin Eichenschild (Richard Armitage) ein. Dieser macht… read review
Title: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Country: USA, New Zealand
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Director: Peter Jackson