Saturday, 2 February 2013

MPOV: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

On his 111th birthday, the hobbit Bilbo Baggins decides to write down the full story of the adventure he had 60 years prior for his nephew Frodo.

Long before Bilbo's involvement, the Dwarf Thrór becomes King of the Lonely Mountain and brings an era of prosperity to his kin until the arrival of Smaug the dragon. Smaug destroys the nearby town of Dale before driving the Dwarves out of the mountain and taking their hoard of gold. Thrór's grandson, Thorin, sees King Thranduil and his Wood-elves on a nearby hillside and is dismayed when they take their leave rather than aid his people, resulting in Thorin's everlasting hatred of Elves.

The 50-year-old Bilbo is tricked by the wizard Gandalf the Grey into hosting a party for Thorin and his company of Dwarves: Balin, Dwalin, Fíli, Kíli, Dori, Nori, Ori, Óin, Glóin, Bifur, Bofur and Bombur. Gandalf's aim is to recruit Bilbo 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. Traveling onward, the company gets captured by Trolls. Bilbo stalls them from eating the company until dawn, when Gandalf exposes the Trolls to sunlight, turning them to stone. They search the Trolls' cave and find treasure and Elven blades. Thorin and Gandalf each take an Elf-made blade—Orcrist and Glamdring, respectively—with the latter finding an Elven shortsword, which he gives to Bilbo.

The above taken from Wikipedia.

I had to look away many times as the creatures were too gory/ ugly for my liking! Thankfully was watching this at home so I could just go to the kitchen or upstairs and just listen to the conversation LOL! Overall nice scenery but not my cup of tea. So my rating could be a little biased here. If you enjoyed LOTR, then for sure you will like this, unlike me *winks*

Rating: 6/10

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