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Watch The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Online Free (2012): Remember the bit at the end of The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King when the giant eagles conveniently turned up to whisk our heroes to safety just when it looked like all was lost? Annoying, wasn't it? "Why," asked the entire cinemagoing world, "didn't they just fly the ring all the way from The Shire to Mount Doom and drop it in, thereby saving everyone an awful lot of bother?" Download The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Movie Free (2012). But we let it go, because the preceding twenty-seven-and-a-quarter hours of Middle-earth magic we'd sat through were too good to be undone by a clumsy deus ex machina. What's a little harder to let go is the exact same plot device turning up again at a crucial moment in this, the very next film in the franchise. I suppose if you've never seen The Lord Of The Rings it wouldn't matter, but I suspect quite a few people have. And those people have every right to feel hoodwinked by this suspiciously familiar turn of events.
Watch The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Online Free (2012): Like many sequels and prequels, familiarity is An Unexpected Journey's biggest problem. With the shock and awe of Peter Jackson and FX boffins Weta's astonishing new cinematic landscape ten years behind us, this feels like The Fellowship Of The Ring made in a parallel universe: one in which Jackson failed to nail the flow of his script, forgot to connect his big set-pieces together coherently and was stuck with twelve interchangeable dwarves instead of nine distinct and properly-drawn characters. Watch The Hobbit Online. But ironically, familiarity is also this film's best friend. Sinking back into Middle-earth is like flopping into a well-loved sofa, and it's hard not to forgive it its faults for all that greatness we take for granted: spectacular visuals, excellent performances (Martin Freeman and Tim From The Office have never felt so disparate), a stirring score and Gollum, still cinema's greatest CG character.
Watch The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Online Free (2012): And while those set-pieces may occasionally feel forced - hello, Stone Giants - they are, for the most part, incredible. Jackson's action is leagues above much of modern cinema, and he handles the ambitious scale of his (and Tolkien's) imaginings with effortless skill. A prologue teasing Smaug The Magnificent (this trilogy's Sauron The Bastard) is thunderously exciting, while a scrap between those Stone Giants is glorious fun, even if it's cock-waving for its own sake. Download The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Movie Free (2012). Only an extended rumble in the hall of the goblin king overstays its welcome, and not just because the goblin king doesn't look anything like he's supposed to. Director Peter Jackson's mammoth adaptation of JRR Tolkien's epic fantasy takes us back sixty years before the Lord of the Rings trilogy to The Hobbit. Martin Freeman gamely plays Bilbo Baggins, a stay-at-home sort who is tempted by wizard Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen) to join a group of dwarves heading off to reclaim the lost kingdom of Erebor.
Watch The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Online Free (2012): Joining LOTR stalwarts such as Cate Blanchett as Galadriel and Christopher Lee as Saruman is Richard Armitage as the warrior Thorin Oakenshield. The new quest sees them clashing arms with Orcs, a shady new villain in The Necromancer and that precious old nemesis Gollum. How do you follow a stunning adventure film series that caught both the public and critical imagination, took almost $3bn at the box office and even landed eleven Oscars? Watch The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Online. Well, the answer is you don't - you make an adventure trilogy set six decades before The Lord of the Rings, chuck in a few familiar faces and batter audiences with state-of-the-art SFX. The freshest face here is Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins (played by Ian Holm in LOTR), an amiably hesitant home bird never happier than when puffing on a pipe and reading books in The Shire. So it's bit of a surprise when he's persuaded by Gandalf The Grey (McKellen) to join what appears a suicide mission alongside 13 squabbling dwarves to grasp back Erebor, a lost kingdom grabbed by the terrifying dragon Smaug.
Watch The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Online Free (2012): In their favour they're led by the Aragorn-esque Thorin Oakenshield (Armitage)...but the downside is they're up against Orcs led by a one-armed nutter, vengeful goblins (fat) headed by Barry Humphries' Goblin King and a sinister wrong 'un known only as The Necromancer. There's none of the shock of the new that thrillingly accompanied The Lord of The Rings here - the narrative has a similar arc, many of the New Zealand locations are familiar and even Gollum (Andy Serkis) is present and incorrect as the crawling, schizophrenic trouble-maker. Download The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Movie Free (2012). Yet Jackson remains a master storyteller, putting down faint trails that will be picked up in the next two instalments, thrillingly overseeing the action sequences and - in an inspired move - casting Freeman, who brings warmth and integrity to the role. His decision to film at 48 frames a second is questionable - the resulting high definition is unforgiving: the sets often look like sets and certain scenes appear unrealistic. Elsewhere, convincing peril is reduced to a minimum with Gandalf's constant ability to pull something from out of his wizard's hat.
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