#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.
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Over a decade after a little-known director from New Zealand managed to con New Line Cinema into giving him $300 million to make a trilogy based on JRR Tolkien’s seminal fantasy (and long considered unfilmable) work The Lord of the Rings, the cinematic landscape for fantasy has changed drastically. Much like Tolkien’s tome, the Lord of the Rings films came to utterly define high fantasy in film, with even competing fantasy adaptations like The Chronicles of Narnia and Alice in Wonderland cribbing from Peter Jackon’s critically-acclaimed, audience-adored multipart epic. Now Jackson has returned to the land that made him famous for a go-round with Tolkien’s earlier work, The Hobbit.
Tolkien’s The Hobbit is far more modest in scope than its enormous sequel, and geared for a younger audience. It introduced the world to Bilbo Baggins, a typically quiet hobbit who is coaxed into adventure by the grey wizard Gandalf, enlisted to aid thirteen dwarves in reclaiming their long-lost homeland.
Jackson had the unenviable task of following up on his blockbuster Academy Award-winning masterpiece, and initially passed off the directing responsibilities to fantasy master Guillermo del Toro. Difficulties securing the film rights led to delay after delay, and del Toro finally departed, leaving the original creative team the ability to step back into place and create a follow-up/lead-in with the same creative staff in front of and behind the camera. Jackson returned as director, co-writing with Fran Walsh and Phillipa Boyens (though del Toro retains a screenwriting credit), Andrew Lesnie as cinematographer, and Howard Shore as composer, along with all of the other stalwarts of the original trilogy.
The lone exception to that is the recasting of Martin Freeman as the titular hobbit, taking over for the aging Ian Holm. Holm appears in the film’s framing sequence (a scene that takes place immediately prior to the beginning of The Fellowship of the Ring), along with that trilogy’s star, Elijah Wood. But this time out, it’s Freeman’s show, and he’s as charming, witty, and engaging as you could imagine. He also makes a perfect Young Ian Holm. The casting is truly inspired. Sir Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf (here playing his more impish grey incarnation, rather than the frankly humorless white version) and the heralded thespian manages to imbue his character with both immense power and gravitas, while still throwing in little flourishes that sell Gandalf as an imperfect man, rather than just an all-knowing power. Rounding out the third of this film’s main characters, and an addition to this world, is Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the motley crew of dwarves. Armitage likewise manages to imbue Thorin with both rage and honor, and is easily believable as someone who could lead these dwarves into life-threatening battle. The other twelve dwarves are something of a blur, but a few of them manage to make an impression, even with limited screen time. I imagine the two future installments of the series will afford them each the chance to shine.
Which brings up the most contentious point of this whole Hobbit affair: the fact that it’s a three-part epic. The Hobbit, as written, is a comparatively slim tome of around 300 pages (compare that to The Lord of the Rings’ combined 1,600). This installment alone is ten minutes shy of a whopping three hours. And as anyone who’s seen The Return of the King can attest, Jackson can get rather indulgent at times (the end[s] of that film). Initially the film was going to be split in twain, then later divvied up into three parts. Tolkien, ever the completist, wrote volumes of backstories for this world, and Jackson decided to pull from them to bulk out these films.
I’ve seen a lot of hay being made about the film being bloated and, yes, indulgent. I’m an editor at heart, and am generally hyper-sensitive about cutting down to the bone. But the strangest thing happened on the way to the Lonely Mountain: I found myself simply rolling along with the shaggy-dog pace of the film. It’s astonishing in hindsight. The film virtually redefines “taking the scenic route,” but the crazy thing is I didn’t mind it in the least. I believe it’s because of the lowered stakes of The Hobbit. Every single frame of The Lord of the Rings was suffused with overbearing doom; that trilogy’s “save the world” plot became as heavy a burden to bear as the ring hung around Frodo’s neck. But The Hobbit is lighter, freer, funnier, and doesn’t have the weight of the world on its shoulders. It’s rather the difference between having an appointment you need to get to in heavy traffic and taking a weekend to just drive around, stopping when and where you like. This pace will likely have a dire impact on the film’s rewatchability, but sitting in the theater for a midnight showing? Magic.
The structure of the film itself seems to have ADD. Its innumerable diversions began to remind me of a live-action Family Guy episode, with character or event mentions that suddenly cause the film to cut away to a dramatization of said. But again, and I can’t stress enough how unexpected this was for me, I didn’t mind in the least (with one exception: it appears to be an inviolable rule that any scene in Rivendell will stop a film dead in its tracks).
The craft of the film manages to best that of its predecessor trilogy: Howard Shore turns in one of his most stirring scores, the production design and art direction are again immersive and beautiful, and Andrew Lesnie continues his unique style of cinematography combining gorgeous shots (wonderful) with frequently blowing out highlights (distracting and ugly).
One complaint I do have is Jackon’s newfound over-reliance on CGI. Azog the Defiler (a chief antagonist of the film) and the Goblin King (a bit of a lark) are the sorts of character that would have (and should have) been practical effects in the original trilogy. Here they’re fully CGI, and their menace is undermined by it. Gollum returns for his most famous scene, and looks wonderful; Andy Serkis’ performance and the CGI truly sell this pitiful creature. CGI can be pitiful but not threatening, it appears.
I don’t know what the other two installments of The Hobbit have in store. What I do know is that this return to Middle-earth is off to a great start, and if this is any indication of things to come, I’ll most assuredly enjoy the ride.
Peter Jackson creates the same world that he already shown us in the LOTR, but that’s not the only thing he repeats.
He also repeats ripping Tolkiens book into a sucession of endless races and actions scenes with orcs falling everywhere and several “inventions” that mess the beautiful story created by the English author.
He also repeats those several minutes of platform game inside caves that we saw in Moria and in his version of King Kong.
If you loved the previous movies from Jackson, you will love this too.
If you are looking for some quality, you will only finding in the re-creation of the Middle Earth and the peformances of Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman and Cate Blanchett.
Expectations weren’t high ENOUGH
I was a mere child when I watched LOTR franchise and I still liked it. Ever since, year by year, I grew fonder and fonder of the movies and they remain, and probably forever will, one of my favorite movies of all time. I’ve read all the books countless times (including Hobit) and when I saw that Hobbit was coming into the cinema, my mind was entirely wiped away from its existence due to excitement that entered me.
Now, movie review.
As expected from Peter – almost flawless masterpiece. Given that he had a lot of material to work with, I imagine it was quite hard to put everything together for the scenery – yet he did it, once more. He captured the feeling of the book and transcended it onto a screen; of course, it was not solely his credit, to not be mistaken. The acting was amazing – perfectly fitting into fantasy style. The chemistry between actors was more than just the obvious – you could actually feel their interactions and live the story. Yes, it was that good.
I have no need to begin writing about camera work and all that comes with it; locations were beautiful, effects and colors were mixed perfect, a soundtrack that followed through pattered with what was going on perfectly … it is really one of those moments when you simply can’t say enough because you know, regardless of how many words you put in, you still won’t be able to describe things the way you felt them. I have only one thing to say: congratulations Mr. Jackson and rest of the cast.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will become classic without any doubt; I am just glad that I got to be a part of the generation that witnessed the never-dying franchise of Mr. Tolkien’s work.
The gang is back
In 2012, Peter Jackson (with his wife Fran Walsh) returned to Middle-earth. 10 years after the Lord-of-the-Rings films he brought back many of the original actors including McKellen, Weaving, Holm, Lee and Serkis. Elijah “Frodo Baggins” Wood is also back for a short scene early on. The main criticism about the Hobbit trilogy early on was that he packed a not-too-long book into another three films instead of just making one film about it. Obviously, the main reason is money as these films would without a doubt be seen by lots of people.
The first film runs for roughly 3 hours (in the extended version) and is thus shorter than all the three “Lord of the Rings”-movies. “The Return of the King” even lasted for over 4 hours. This here is the story of Bilbo Baggins who is played by Martin Freeman. I am not too big of a fan of the critically acclaimed television series “Sherlock”, but I can’t deny Freeman is a good actor, probably better than Wood, although you have to hold in Wood’s favor that he was considerably younger than Freeman, pretty much half his age. I really liked the beginning here with the juicy green Shire and all the dwarfs invading Bilbo’s home. This story was the strongest in my opinion before the journey actually began. The final scene with the dragon’s eye was a good one too and made you curious for the second Hobbit movie. Thorin and Bilbo have a nice final scene together.
Just like with the “Lord of the Rings” movie, a large part of the cast consists of fairly unknown actors, such as Richard Armitage in one of the most crucial roles. I guess Jackson wanted to make sure that the center of the film is the journey, the story and not individual performances. This movie builds a lot on the “Lord of the Rings” films. There’s references everywhere in an attempt to get people who liked the movies back then into theaters again. For example, we also find out how Bilbo got the Ring from Gollum. Visually, it is a feast. The good creatures, but especially the bad ones are so much fun thanks to all the creative work that made them appear the way they finally look. Story-wise I managed to enjoy it as well, even if it is not exactly my favorite genre. If you like fantasy films, the first “Hobbit” movie is almost a must-see.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 49 min (169 min), 3 hr 2 min (182 min) (Extended Edition)
Genre Adventure, Fantasy
Director Peter Jackson
Writer Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
Actors Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage
Country New Zealand, United States
Awards Nominated for 3 Oscars. 11 wins & 75 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos, Datasat, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.00 : 1 (IMAX 3-D version), 2.39 : 1, 2.40 : 1 (Blu-Ray version)
Camera Red Epic, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Park Road Post, Wellington, New Zealand (digital intermediate) (dailies), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 4,647 m (9 reels)
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Dolby Vision, Redcode RAW (5K) (dual-strip 3-D) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), 70 mm (horizontal) (IMAX DMR blow-up) (also dual-strip 3-D) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema (also 3-D version)