The long anticipated arrival of J. R. R Tolkiens' "The Hobbit," (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as the movie title) finally hit the big screen on Friday, Dec. 14. People have anticipating this one for months on end. Peter Jackson, producer of The Lord of the Rings films portrayed this great film faithfully to the series.
One of my favorite quotes, by Gandalf (played by Ian McKellen) from the series is, "Home is now behind you. The world is ahead." This quote, for me anyway, really captures what the movie is about. A young hobbit set on an adventure with thirteen dwarves to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
The film is currently available in 3D and in IMAX. I got to see it in 3D which turned out well, although some scenes I didn't see a point to it. I would definitely enjoy seeing it again in IMAX if the chance arose however. The scenery was beautiful. Adventures were sought, battles fought. The acting and script were performed well. It may have been a little cheesy at points, but given this book/film, compared to others' in the series, is a little more playful.
My only major complaint is although the battles were done well, at some points, were a little bit too drawn out. This, for me at least, is what made the film close to it's three hours long.
All in all, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," will go down as one of Peter Jackson's classics.