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As in Lord of Rings, message of HOBBIT is that even the smallest person can make a huge difference. Gandalf even says it's small things that keep darkness at bay in reference to Bilbo's involvement in a dangerous mission. Gandalf advises Bilbo that it's not knowing how to take life that takes courage, but knowing when to spare one. Dwarves' quest reminds viewers of the importance of home, kinship, and belonging somewhere. Curiosity, perseverance, and teamwork are major themes. It is less violent than Lord of Rings, but there's still some carnage: battle between dwarves and Dragons leads to the dwarf king being decapitate, orc leader's arm amputate, and a multitude of dwarves and their property destroyed. There are several close calls when Bilbo, Gandalf, and dwarves are pursued or nearly die on their JOURNEY across Middle-Earth, usually by orcs and their beasts. The ORC leader is a frightening sight-particularly with his claw-like prosthesis, and he's bloodthirsty. A group of goblins / orcs try to kill the group as well. Parents need to know that HOBBIT: UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, director Peter Jackson's adaptation of JRR Tolkien's stand-alone quest through Middle-Earth, is less violent than the scarier Lord of Rings trilogy. But there are definitely some frightening sequences, like Battle between Dragon and Dwarves of Erebor, during which one character is decapitate, another has his arm amputate, and there's mass destruction. The group of Bilbo, Gandalf, and 13 dwarves is often tracked and pursued and nearly killed several times, but they manage to avoid death-at least in this installment. Bilbo again shows that size doesn't matter when it comes to making a difference. Peter Jackson's first installment in his three-part adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's HOBBIT: UNEXPECTED JOURNEY starts off with eleventy-one-year-old Bilbo Baggins narrating the tale of How He, mellow HOBBIT from Shire, ends up enmeshed in a dangerous quest. Sixty years before the Fellowship of Ring is form, considerably younger Bilbo sets off on a titular UNEXPECTED JOURNEY with his friend Gandalf Grey to help 13 dwarves reclaim their homeland-kingdom of Erebor, which was taken over by a killer, gold-seeking Dragon that forced dwarves into exile. The Motley crew, lead by Gandalf and the smoldering heir to Erebor throne, Thorin Oakenshield, encounter two-and-ahalf hours of conflict with brief respite in the elven homeland of Rivendell, where Galadriel offers Gandalf her unconditional support. Despite issues with length and pacing, there's no denying this is a production worth seeing, especially with kids new to Tolkien's detailed universe. As a novel, HOBBIT skews younger than Lord of Rings, so it's only natural that the film is also more accessible for tweens-just have them look other way for a few of the darker Battle sequences. The story is simple enough, and the visuals are dazzling.

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One Book Became Three Movies

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The Fellowship of the RingThe Two TowersThe Return of the King
A Long-expected PartyThe Departure of BoromirMinas Tirith
The Shadow of the PastThe Riders of RohanThe Passing of the Grey Company
Three is CompanyThe Uruk-haiThe Muster of Rohan
A Short Cut to MushroomsTreebeardThe Siege of Gondor
A Conspiracy UnmaskedThe White RiderThe Ride of the Rohirrim
The Old ForestThe King of the Golden HallThe Battle of the Pelennor Fields
In the House of Tom BombadilHelm's DeepThe Pyre of Denethor
Fog on the Barrow DownsThe Road to IsengardThe Houses of Healing
At the Sign of the Prancing PonyFlotsam and JetsamThe Last Debate
StriderThe Voice of SarumanThe Black Gate Opens
A Knife in the DarkThe PalantirThe Tower of Cirith Ungol
Flight to the FordThe Taming of SmeagolThe Land of Shadow
Many MeetingsThe Passage of the MarshesMount Doom
The Council of ElrondThe Black Gate is ClosedThe Field of Cormallen
The Ring Goes SouthOf Herbs and Stewed RabbitThe Steward and the King
A Journey in the DarkThe Windows on the WestMany Partings
The Bridge of Khazad-dumThe Forbidden PoolHomeward Bound
LothlorienJourney to the CrossroadsThe Scouring of the Shire
The Mirror of GaladrielThe Stairs of Cirith UngolThe Grey Havens
Farewell to LorienShelob's Lair
The Great RiverThe Choices of Master Samwise
The Breaking of the Fellowship

Any work of the scale of Peter Jackson's Lord of Rings Movie screenplay was going to exhibit differences from the source material. While the three movies had a large number of minor and trivial differences from the book, there were quite a few substantial differences as well. These major differences take two forms1. Differences in form; this include changes made to the story by deleting or adding parts or spreading ideas over long periods of time, and 2. Differences in substance, which include changing actual ideas and people in the story to suit the film. Some such changes include changing of almost all characters and changing events to reach the same outcome as the book. Directors and writers of motion pictures face some significant challenges in bringing Tolkien's work to the big screen. Not least of these was the enormous scale of the story. Lord of Rings is a very lengthy story that was, itself, derived from a fictional universe of prodigious dimensions. In it, entirely original world of the author's manufacture forms the backdrop of the story with multiple intelligent races, their many languages and dialects, highly developed historical narrative, and a minutely detailed geography of a world that has itself, changed significantly over time. The result of all this is a level of complexity that is very difficult to apprehend in screenplay. How does one go about presenting, for example, historical background of a story that spans an enormous period of history that is outside the scope of a movie film? The difficulties writers faced were innumerable, and many compromises to the story were required to successfully adapt it to the medium of film. Soon after the release of the first movie, controversy began to arise over deviations in screenplay from Tolkien's own story. Key characters such as Glorfindel and Tom Bombadil were absent, and substantial parts of the story were completely missing. Moreover, characters that were present, such as Elrond, Aragorn, and Gandalf, were substantially alter. Release of Two Towers takes this even further, with deviations in character development and major plot elements becoming more significant. Finally, with the release of Return of King, more differences appear and critical plot conclusions were either reduced or remove. The overall effect of the entire movie series was that it told a story that was recognizably that of Tolkien's, but it did so with major thematic and other differences. Reactions were mixed, with some fans becoming disappointed with the films, but others accepting changes and loved movies. These differences were not, however, of any importance to the movie's target audience enormous worldwide Movie going public, most of whom know nothing of the story. Despite the differences, Lord of Rings motion pictures are widely considered as beautiful and stunning epic movies that tell great stories in their own right.

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Movie Review

Talk about beating a dead orc. In dutifully completing his prequel Trilogy to his three-part Lord of Rings triumph, director Peter Jackson has sadly saved Worst for last. Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies is 20 percent inspiration, 80 percent desperation. At 144 minutes, it is half an hour shorter than its drag-ass predecessors. But the hard truth is that JRR Tolkiens Hobbit is slender volume, quarter the size of Tolkiens ' Lord of Rings masterwork and taking place 60 years ago It was never meant to be three movies, except by those who worship at the altar of the box-office. Wish grant. Hobbit Films mint money. But Jackson and screenwriters Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens do seem as fired up as they once were. Hobbit movies are so bloated they could survive at sea without flotation devices. If you haven't read Tolkien and seen the previous two films, you will miss Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies. Ive done all the prep work and I still struggle. The film picks up with piss-off dragon Smaug laying waste on citizens of Laketown who stupidly lead Hobbit Bilbo Baggins to his lair. Its opening sequence of digitial dazzlement. Then plot er, plots kick in. Related Reviews Watch Peter Travers Trash Worst Films of 2014 Related Reviews Bruce Springsteen on Making 'Born to Run': 'We go to Extremes' Farewell, Peter Green: Timeless Blues Perfection of Fleetwood Mac's Original Guitar Hero with Smaug smote, everyone heads to the mountain of Erebor to slobber over treasure and seize power. There are dwarves lead by General Ironfoot, Woodland Elves headed by Thranduil, and humans who look for guidance to boat-captain Bard. Even dwarf prince Thorin Oakenshield falls prey to greed. The only thing that brings these homies together is opposition to the Armies of ugly Orcs, beholding to the dark Lord Sauron. Even the wizard Gandalf ca stop war. The Doom romance between Amazonian Elf Tauriel and besotted dwarf Kili doesnt amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. At that point, Jackson marshals Five Armies in a Battle that goes on relentlessly for days. OK, it was only an hour of screen time, but it taught me the meaning of eternity. I was relieved when Bilbo worked his way back to Shire for a little R & R before the tale of ring begins. The Lord of Rings Trilogy will always have a place in movie history. Hobbit is a footnote and, for me, easy to forget.

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Positive Elements

Early on, flashback depicts Smaug decimating Erebor and the city of Dale near the mountain. Dwarves are powerless to stop him, and many die trying to resist. This leads to their dispersion, humiliating end for proud race. Thus, Jackson's take on the Tolkien tale pushes the story to more epic proportions. It is not just about marching off to reclaim loot from an interloping dragon; it is about dwarves reclaiming their kingdom and a sense of dignity and destiny. In this sense, there are parallels between Thorin, rightful heir to the throne, and Aragorn, who stag similar struggle in Lord Of Rings. More personally, dwarves repeatedly rescue Bilbo from various dangers. The group eventually end up at Rivendell, home of Elronds Elves. And despite Thorins hatred of them, elves treat dwarves kindly, initiating reconciliation of sorts. Thorin initially doesnt think much of Bilbo, either, repeatedly criticizing Hobbit. But when Bilbo risks his life to protect Thorin, Hobbit earns dwarf leaders respect. Talking about his rationale for choosing Bilbo, Gandalf tells elf queen Galadriel, Saruman believes that it is only great power that can hold evil in check. That is not what 've found. I find it is small things, everyday deeds of ordinary folk, that keep darkness at bay. Simple acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins? Perhaps it is because I am afraid, and he gives me courage. Thorin said of his compatriots, I would take each and every one of these dwarves over the mightiest army. Loyalty. Honor. Willing heart. I can ask no more than that.

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Spiritual Elements

Readers who are skeptical after seeing the title of this piece have a right to be. English professors have been known to find all sorts of things in books which authors never put there. In addition, at first glance, Middle-Earth seems particularly non-religious place. We find no mention of God in Hobbit, no prayers, Bibles, churches, priests, or ministers, none of things typically associated with the Christian faith. Fans also know Tolkien was Professor of Anglo-Saxon and that his writings were influenced by myths of Northern Europe which he and his friend, C. S. Lewis, loved to read aloud with a circle of friends that later grow into their famous writing group, Inklings. So how might it be claimed that Hobbit is a Christian story?

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Violent Content

After Bilbo is given a short sword, Gandalf tells him, True courage is about knowing not when to take life, but when to spare one. It awesome advice. And Bilbo takes it when he has a chance to kill the wretched keeper OF One Ring OF Power, that subterranean interloper known as Gollum. But Bilbos grasp OF concept doesnt do much to curtail the overall bloodshed show here. Those who read HOBBIT might be surprised at the amount of violence present. That is due in part to the fact that Peter Jackson has included two major BATTLE sequences not described in Tolkiens original. As the film opens, we watch the devastation that Smaug wreaks on Dale. Explosions topple towers, unfortunate victims get hurled to and fro. Indeed, Smaug attack is akin to the World War II bombing raid in its destructive effect. The second such scene is a massive battlesimilar in scale to the final BATTLE in Lord OF Rings: Return OF King between ARMIES OF Orcs and dwarves. Combat is mostly bloodless, but its fierce and intense as age-old foes engage violently, dealing limb-and head-removing blows with various medieval weapons. Culminating beheading is followed by the assailant holding his victims ' bodiless head high, then mockingly bowling it down slope. Avenging that death, Thorin cuts off the attackers ' hand. Afterward, camera pans over a vast battlefield filled with death. A cacophonous clash between two stone giants generates flying boulders. A Ferocious melee between Thorin and Orc King ends with Dwarf unconscious and carried in a wolf-like wargs mouth. Three trolls capture Bilbo and his friends and are on the verge of eating them when the rising sun turns trolls to stone. Fissures in Mountain cave send Bilbo and Co. Tumbling down chute into clutches OF Goblin horde. Gandalf's arrival yields BATTLE royal as fleeing dwarves traverse narrow passes and rope bridges. Arrows and swords fly and flash, resulting in the deaths of many goblins, several OF which are decapitate. Gandalf slashes the stomach of the enormous Great Goblin, then slashes again across his throat, killing him. Elsewhere, Goblin's victim makes a peculiar face before his head rolls bloodlessly off his shoulders. Gollum brutally beats and kills Goblin that falls into his clutches, and is glad for food the dead creature provide. He also thinks Bilbo will prove to be a savory morsel, and threatens to eat HOBBIT if he loses game OF riddles.

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Conclusion

JRR Tolkiens Hobbit is often viewed as a children's story in comparison to the more serious Lord of Rings saga. Indeed, Tolkien imbues his characters in Hobbit with a dose of whimsy that is largely absent from the grimmer, gravitas-fill trilogy that follows it. Jackson, who helmed cinematic versions of the Lord of Rings trilogy from 2001 to 2003, has crafted a prequel that arguably feels closer in spirit to that story than the book itself does. That is partly because Hobbit: Unexpected Journey strives to connect all narrative dots between Hobbit and Lord of Rings. The first result is a tale I suspect many Tolkien fans will approve of. The second result is a movie that is squarely in PG-13 territory in terms of its violence, some of which is magically generate. Decapitations, sever limbs, intense battle sequences and high body count are just as pulse-quickeningly frenetic as anything in the Rings trilogy. The third result, of course, is a story crammed with bravery and heroism. Fable that inspires as it teach. Middle-earth parable that profoundly speaks to all of us who deal with dilemmas of good and evil in the real world. Still, my last thought on this first chapter remain: Hobbit: Unexpected Journey is not the Hobbit you might remember reading years ago. Postscript: Much has been made of Peter Jacksons decision to shoot Hobbit films at 48 frames per second, twice the 24 frames-per-second rate at which movies are typically film. More than a few critics have said the preternaturally high-definition realism of resulting images has undermined the story. And, personally, I do find it a bit off-putting. My colleague, though, couldnt even tell the difference. And the story itself is so immersive that whether you think new technology is awesome or annoying, youll probably forget all about it by the time Bilbo and his dwarves begin their adventure in earnest.

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