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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

PG-13| 2 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) lives a simple life with his fellow hobbits in the shire, until the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) arrives and convinces him to join a group of dwarves on a quest to reclaim the kingdom of Erebor. The journey takes Bilbo on a path through treacherous lands swarming with orcs, goblins and other dangers, not the least of which is an encounter with Gollum (Andy Serkis) and a simple gold ring that is tied to the fate of Middle Earth in ways Bilbo cannot even fathom.

Cast: Ian McKellen , Martin Freeman , Richard Armitage , Ken Stott , Graham McTavish , William Kircher , James Nesbitt , Stephen Hunter

Director: Peter Jackson

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Release Date: December 14th, 2012|2 hr. 49 min.

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  • May 09, 2013 co00000000148623
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    I really like this movie always wanted to know where and how he got the ring from the first movies would watch again

  • March 25, 2013 jackd1207
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    Pleasantly surprised with the overall movie though parts of it seemed right out of a video game.

  • March 16, 2013 fr00000000141847
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    the best bestest bestttt movie!! :D :D

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Weekend Box Office: 'The Hobbit' Wins With $84.8 Million

Posted by
Eric Larnick on December 16, 2012

NEW YORK -- Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" led the box office with a haul of $84.8 million, a record-setting opening better than the three previous "Lord of the Rings" films.The Warner Bros. Middle Eart...

Family Film Guide: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

Posted by
Sandie Chen on December 14, 2012

Peter Jackson took three years and three three-hour films to tell the tale of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" series, and now the New Zealand director has returned to capture the trilogy's pr...

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: 26 Reasons To See It, From A-Z

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on December 14, 2012

The way I see it, you're either in one camp or the other:a) You're a fan (often a big one) of The Lord Of The Rings, and absolutely cannot wait to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.or b) You canno...

'The Hobbit' Unscripted: Peter Jackson, Andy Serkis And Martin Freeman Answer Your Questions

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on December 11, 2012

Pop quiz: If Peter Jackson lived in Middle Earth, what kind of creature would he be? A wizard? An elf? An orch (hopefully, not)? Well, as the director explained in Moviefone's latest Unscripted, "I am...

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