We’re opening this feature on a moment that any self-respecting Hobbit fan will have seen.
Heck, you’re like to have seen it if you’ve been to the cinema within the last few months.
But be warned: HUGE spoilers will follow. Ent-sized spoilers. The kind of spoilers that anyone who hasn’t seen The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will wish to cast into the very fires of Mount Doom.
So if you haven’t seen AUJ, leave now (and don’t even think about reading the comments section), and return once you’ve caught up with Peter Jackson’s epic prequel.
Still with us? Then we look forward to going in-depth on the greatest bits that The Hobbit had to offer (and there were plenty). And as ever, we’d like to hear about your favourite moments in the comments.
Here we kick things off with a moment that featured heavily in the trailers, and, fittingly, kicks off the movie’s adventure.
Bilbo, having had time to sleep on Gandalf’s offer of partaking in an adventure with the Company of Dwarves, realises he actually quite fancies leaving behind his cosy hole-in-the-hill to grubby up his fingernails on quest for gold.
Bilbo sprints across Bag End, contract flailing in his hand, announcing with a cry to his neighbours that, “I’m going on an adventure!” We’re very glad to be joining you, Bilbo.
And if that weren’t enough to get the hairs on the back of your neck pointing skyward, the Howard Shore’s rousing score surely will, as the jangling jaunty tune that accompanies Bilbo’s exit gradually segues into the classic Hobbiton theme that defined the most hospitable location in all The Lord Of TheRings movies.