I have just Watched it, so, here it comes!
The Hobbit is a 2012 film directed by Academy Award winning director Peter Jackson (Heavenly Creatures and The Lord of the rings trilogy). The film is a comeback to Middle Earth, the world that British author J.R.R. Tolkien created in his children's book of the same name, The Hobbit.
The film is set many years before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring, the first book of the trilogy, and it narrates the journey that Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, undertakes with thirteen dwarfs and Gandalf, the wizard played by Ian McKellen who reprises his role from the previous films. The adventure begins with Gandalf asking Bilbo to join him in an adventure. This adventure forces Bilbo to leave everything behind, all the comforts of his hobbit life and go into the world, which he knows nothing about. This interesting and very funny companionship will have to struggle with such things as Trolls, Orcs, Giant mountains, trust and friendship issues and even the infamous Gollum, who will play an important part in the story later on, to accomplish its ultimate goal; defeating the evil dragon Smaug, which took the land of the dwarfs many years ago and is determined to keep it.
The Hobbit is a clear example that shows that no matter how little the story is, if it is well crafted, acted and directed, then the film is going to work and live up to what people was expecting. The film is praised for its technical achievements, being the first film to be shoot in 48 frames per second. It will be split into another trilogy so the filmmakers can make a link between this film and the original trilogy, which has been highly criticized as a way to make more money rather than a decision for better story development. The film was very anticipated by the film community and by people around the world, who had been waiting for years for the adaptation to hit the silver screen. The film's early success is not only a hard earned recognition by those who made it, but a huge response from fans all over the planet who could not wait to see middle earth once more.
Now, anything I don't like? Sure, there are things that were not in the original story, the White Orc for example, which to me, was mainly pointless and did not really work. Aside for that, I consider it to be quite a good adaptation and, even though I don't think it should be a trilogy, I am indeed looking for the second part.
MadHatterSays: Watch it!