The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey review

Film description

The Hobbit is finally becoming a three-part movie, following a hiatus of almost a decade since The Lord Of The Rings trilogy ended with The Return Of The King.

Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman, the titular Hobbit) is tricked by Gandalf (Ian McKellen) into hosting a party for Thorin Oakenshield and his band of twelve dwarves.

The band sing of reclaiming their rightful home under the Lonely Mountain, and the vast treasure that lies there, stolen many years ago by the dragon Smaug.

After a spot of light coercion, the group set out on their quest, an epic journey that sees them encounter trolls, goblins, giant spiders, and the mighty dragon Smaug... as well as a creature named Gollum, and a certain ring.

Peter Jackson, Academy award-winning director of The Lord Of The Rings, returns to direct the JRR Tolkein classic that started it all. Although it wasn't always set to be so, with Jackson only stepping up after Guillermo del Toro left the project.

After endless delays, the project finally got up and running, and fans everywhere (including us), were blown away by the first trailer, which we subjected to a full breakdown.

The film appeared at Comic-Con 2012, as marked by a rather wonderful poster. For everything you need to know about The Hobbit, stick with us on this page.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens on 14 December 2012. Part II (also known as The Hobbit: There And Back Again) opens on 13 December 2013. That's two years of Christmas viewing sorted.

Hungry for more? Read our complete guide to The Hobbit.

And tell us what you think about The Hobbit: An Unexpect Journey in the comments box below.


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Release Dates

UK Cinema release
December 14th 2012
UK Blu-ray release
April 8th 2013
UK Blu-ray release
November 11th 2013
US Cinema release
December 14th 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey features



    • paularedfearn23

      Jul 17th 2009, 13:46

      if the hobbit movie is anything like the book it'll be fantastic to watch!!!

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    • BigBuks

      Sep 8th 2009, 23:12

      Sign me up! I can't wait for this one, and was not expecting a second movie. Guillermo is the man.

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    • DanielMcA

      Oct 16th 2009, 14:55

      I'm having chips for tea!

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    • chris63

      Nov 19th 2009, 2:35

      cant wait. 2 more years, thats a long time.

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    • mutley

      Aug 20th 2010, 22:39

      the films of lord of the rings where s**t compared with the book so i will give this one a miss

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    • willow138

      Aug 21st 2010, 2:05

      I am on the fence with this one. The Hobbit is my favourite book so I would love to see a movie of it but only if it is done well. What I am not sure on however is the fact they are making two Hobbit movies. The book is half the size of The Fellowship of The Ring so I do not see how they can make two films out of it.

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    • DanielMcA

      Oct 19th 2010, 16:07

      I'm having chips for tea again!

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    • KathrynKemp32

      Mar 10th 2011, 7:42

      I sometimes need to pinch myself when I think about how I live 5 minutes away from the studios where a lot of this movie is going to be filmed. Seems unreal... I'm so excited for this!

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    • Spartacus88

      Oct 19th 2011, 19:49

      epic film for sure

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    • DanielMcA

      Oct 26th 2011, 21:42

      Potato waffles

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    • Tarantino3011

      Nov 1st 2011, 18:42

      This is going to be sweet!!!

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    • Toph80

      Nov 7th 2011, 0:05

      Please correct if i'm wrong but aren't I right in thinking that the man Peter Jackson is directing the Hobbit films not as this page say Guillermo Del Toro???

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    • DanielMcA

      Nov 14th 2011, 21:53

      That's none of your business. This is a private room - no question marks are allowed, only exclamation marks! No one from Totalfilm has visited this page in years!!! How are things on the outside-is the war over-did they get Saddam Hussein? Oh s**t, a question mark!!!!!!

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    • Hadouken76

      Dec 10th 2011, 14:35

      I didnt know there were Klingons in MiddleEarth

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    • demmike

      Dec 15th 2011, 15:37

      DanielMcA your wackiness is hilarious

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