The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

From the smallest beginnings come the greatest legends.

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Dec 05, 2014

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The Lord of the Rings trilogy was a critical success, a box office hit, and Return of the King even took home Oscar gold, so it was anything but unexpected when Warner Bros. announced the series would continue with The Hobbit.  Yet the film was delayed. Guillermo del Toro was announced as the director and then stepped down.  Original trilogy director Peter Jackson returned to again make these new films, and then the series was expanded from two to three movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s one novel.  And the film was filmed and, in some areas, released in the cutting edge, and controversial, 48 frames per second speed.  But how was the film?  Donate to support Now Playing and you can join Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart as they give an overview of the film’s lengthy production and review The Hobbit — An Unexpected Journey!

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Movie Details

Lord of the Rings
Original Title
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner
Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Sylvester McCoy, Barry Humphries, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Aidan Turner, Dean O'Gorman, Graham McTavish, Adam Brown, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Manu Bennett, Conan Stevens, Jeffrey Thomas, Michael Mizrahi, John Rawls, Stephen Ure, Luke Evans, Dan Hennah, Stephen Gledhill, Tim Gordon, Sonia Forbes Adam, Oscar Strik, Timothy Bartlett, Erin Banks, Brian Hotter, Eric Vespe, Mervyn Smith, Bret McKenzie, Kiran Shah, Glenn Boswell, Thomas Robins, Ruby Acevedo, Katie Jackson, Isaac Miller, Ella Olssen, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Ruby Ashbourne Serkis, Sonny Ashbourne Serkis, Peter Jackson, Terry Notary
2 h 49 min
Release Date
26 November 2012
Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.

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