The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Film Review

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Film Review

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Sydney Rogalsky, Staff Writer

The Hobbit was amazing. It was phenomenal. Five stars, two thumbs way, way up. It’s unquestionably one of the best movies of the year.

The Hobbit is a prequel to the original movie, The Fellowship of the Ring. Starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, the film takes the viewer on a journey through a mystical world full of dwarves, elves, trolls, and a couple of really cute hedgehogs.

If you’ve never seen a Lord of the Rings movie, don’t worry. First time viewers shouldn’t have an issue keeping up with the plotline (I sure didn’t) and long time fans will definitely enjoy the newest installment of the epic series.

The use of scenery and landscapes in the film is beautiful. There wasn’t a single aerial scene where I wasn’t in awe of the beauty that the moviemakers managed to create. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth was undoubtedly brought to life.

The Hobbit will undeniably be a top contender at the upcoming Academy Awards (which will be held on February 24, 2013). The film will surely follow in the footsteps of the previous films in the series, most notably The Return of the King, which won the Oscar for every category in which it was nominated.

Fans will be delighted to know that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first in a new Lord of the Rings trilogy; the next, subtitled The Desolation of Smaug, will premiere December 13, 2013. I’m already itching to buy my ticket.

If you made a New Years’ Resolution this year to not see a single movie, break it. Go see The Hobbit. You won’t regret it.