Many of us have been patiently anticipating the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and now that it is here I can say with absolute surety that you will not be disappointed. The story of The Hobbit is a fanciful journey where one leaves behind the comfort and routine of everyday life to explore a world beyond what one could ever have imagined. For those of you who did not read the book there is still hope; the story is told in such detail with the help of remarkable characters that bring to life the adventure of a lifetime.

 

If you have seen the Lord of The Rings you know to expect spectacular scenery and ground breaking special effects. The scenery might be familiar to you as it was filmed in New Zealand and some locations were the same as The Lord of the Rings. That might not seem like a significant detail to most, but it brings continuity to J.R.R Tolkien’s work and although The Hobbit is a separate tale entirely, it is also a prelude to The Lord of the Rings.

 

The acting is beyond brilliant and the characters are quirky allowing for the humour in the dialogue to be expressed so expertly. The film is long – 169 minutes – so make sure you purchase a large popcorn and soda/slush puppy! You can watch it in 3-D so if you have some 3-D glasses lying around be sure to take them with you. There was much cynicism surrounding the idea of The Hobbit being made in to three films, but I for one cannot wait to see the films that follow.

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