The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


John Macriss, Staff Writer

In ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, we were introduced to some very interesting people such as Frodo, Gandalf, and Gollum. But while everything revolved around a ring, we were never truly told of how it truly came to be. Until now, that is.
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ begins with a tale of a dwarf kingdom, called the Lonely Mountain, and its fall to a dragon named Smaug who attacked the town of Dale and the kingdom for the riches in the Lonely Mountain, including a stone called ‘the king’s jewel.’
Many years later, a wizard knows as Gandalf the Gray (Ian McKellen) tries to recruit a hobbit by the name of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) to help him, Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), and several other dwarves in an attempt to take back the Lonely Mountain.
In this first part of ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, Bilbo and his friends travel around Middle Earth, making many friends, as well as enemies. Through their journey, they met several different creatures, from goblins, to elves, and even giants.
And according to some people making the trilogy, Stephen Colbert may have an undisclosed cameo in one of the two upcoming movies, both coming out in these next two years.
With ‘An Unexpected Journey’ being the fantasy movie it is, the magic, the creatures, and the special skills have changed from its sequel sort-of movies, like the Star Wars movies, with the later timeline movies coming out earlier than the other three at the beginning of the timeline.
The director of the new trilogy is the same person who made ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, Peter Jackson, who has done well in making this movie as good as his first three,with very amazing magic powers, including flaming pine cones, absorbing dark magic, turning invisible, and a glowing sword that senses monsters.
The movie is based on the book, ‘The Hobbit,’ which was written by the same author for ‘The Lord of the Rings’ book, J. R. R. Tolkien.
Not only was the movie amazing and a good way to introduce everyone to start off the trilogy, but it got the movie three Oscar nominations. The three categories are Production Design, Makeup and Hair Styling, and Visual Effects.
As of January 6, the movie grossed $267,891,777 in America and Canada, and made $562,800,000 everywhere else put together, making it have a box office revenue of $830,691,777.