The last time we saw the adventures of the hobbit and the ring that binds them all was back in 2003, when the final installment of the Lord of the Ring trilogy was release. Fast forward nine years later, the prequel to movies is release to the general audience. The movie is an adaption from a novel written by J.R.R Tolkien, The Hobbit.
On his 111th birthday, the hobbit Bilbo Baggins decides to write down the full story of the adventure he took 60 years before for his nephew Frodo. Bilbo writes about how, prior to his own actual involvement, the Dwarf Thrór becomes King of Erebor and brings an era of prosperity to his kin until the arrival of Smaug the dragon. Drawn by the amount of gold that the Dwarves have amassed, Smaug destroys the nearby town of Dale before driving the Dwarves out of Erebor. Thrór's grandson, Thorin, sees King Thranduil and his Wood-elves on a nearby hillside and is dismayed to find them taking their leave rather than aiding his people.
Following this, Bilbo is tricked by the wizard, Gandalf the Grey, into hosting a party for Thorin and his band of Dwarves, which doubles as Bilbo's recruitment as the Dwarves' "burglar" to help them steal their treasure back from Smaug. Bilbo reluctantly joins the company on their journey to the Lonely Mountain.
Peter Jackson has an affinity for making movies that are of good quality and entertaining at the same time. He is meticulous in his craft and this movie is no exception. Even though My tush was getting warmer faster then the fist part of the movie. As we go into the movie after good one hour or so, things starts picking up from there. but sadly was a little flat at the end because of the supposed continuation of second and third part according to the books.
Maybe things will pick up from the second and third installments of the film, being the desolation of Smaug and There and Back again out in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
Is this a respectable film to watch. My call? It is. Was the movie entertaining? Yes it was. Was the duration of the movie necessary? It could have been more compact and straight to the point.
A beautiful crafted movie throughout. A deep thought provoking movie. From the beginning till the end, the film explores religious themes, folklore and whimsical situations that are part mesmerizing and also equally exciting. A very highly recommended movie to watch.
A book I accidently picked up at a bookstore while I was waiting for a movie which was hours away. The book tells the story of recovering drug addict, James Bowen, who does busking( performing in public places), who admittedly discovered an injured ginger Tom cat named Bob and subsequently became inseparable since 2007. A book publisher came to them with a proposal to do a book and on March 2012, the book was released.
The book is really a good book. The story is so real and heartfelt that I finished the book within a few hours. It is really a special book to read, trust me.