The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey directed by Academy Award winning director Peter Jackson is about to hit theaters on December 14th 2012 . Perhaps the most anticipated movie of the year, The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey is the prequel to the famous books by J.R.R. Tolkien “The Lord of The Rings Trilogy”. This upcoming adventure stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage. Check out all you need to know about “The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey” from John Serba’s article below:
“Your Guide To The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey
The One Ring is about to rule them all again.
We’re a little over a week away from the Dec. 14 debut of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” at movie theaters, and millions of people worldwide are greatly anticipating the long-awaited big-screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved novel. How great is their anticipation? The New Zealand premiere drew an estimated 100,000 fans, who reportedly lined a 1,600-foot red carpet that took the cast and crew two hours to navigate (perhaps now director Peter Jackson, star Martin Freeman and everyone else know approximately how Frodo and Sam felt, laboriously trekking to Mount Doom in the first three “Lord of the Rings” movies/books).
The first of the “Hobbit” trilogy (yes, trilogy, more on that in a minute) is likely to be one of the biggest movies of 2012 (more on that in a minute, too) and has a lot to live up to, considering our love for the “Lord of the Rings” series (yep, we’ll get to that as well) knows no bounds. Here are nine things you need to know about this movie before you journey across the Plateau of Gorgoroth and over the hills of Rohan to see it:
1. First things first: the “Lord of the Rings” marathon. Time to catch up! To answer your first question, yes, they’re the extended editions of all three films – “The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Two Towers” and “The Return of the King” – so you’re looking at 13 hours of glorious butt-numbing immobility. You already know that “King” won every Oscar it was nominated for in 2004, and that The Trilogy is the only film trilogy worth of capitalization, and that these are some of the greatest films ever made and are therefore worth seeing on the big screen as often as possible, right? Right.For us Grand Rapids Hobbitheads, marathons will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9 at Celebration Cinema South and Celebration Cinema Rivertown, with another 11 a.m. showing at Celebration Cinema North on Sunday, Dec. 9. Tickets are $25, and on sale now.
2. “But I’m taking a ‘Star Trek’ fan club cruise on Dec. 8 and 9!” In case you’re booked the weekend of the “LOTR” marathon, the extended editions were released on Blu-ray in May, 2012. Last I checked, Amazon was selling the 15-disc set for less than $60, which isn’t too bad considering it has a $119.98 suggested retail price (and here is where I apologize for reminding you about the $40 Black Friday deal, especially if you missed it). Watching at home isn’t as impressive as seeing these films at the theater, but the Blu-rays look great, and are a good second choice.
3. Who’s returning? Well, Jackson, first and foremost. Originally, he was set to simply produce the “Hobbit”s while “Pan’s Labyrinth” visionary Guillermo del Toro directed, but del Toro left the project in 2010, and Jackson stepped in. Bilbo Baggins, who had a few appearances in the bookends of “LOTR,” will be the central character this time, played by Brit thespian Freeman, who we’ve seen in “Love Actually” and the British version of TV’s “The Office.” Ian McKellan will once again play the wizard Gandalf, and Andy Serkis will be the man behind the motion-capture-animated Gollum. Several “LOTR” cast members are rumored-slash-reported to return for bit parts, but we’ll have to wait and see if and how they’re wedged into the movie(s).”
The rest of the article can be read at M Live
Don’t miss this beautiful beginning to the adventure of Bilbo Baggins on December 14th 2012 with The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey.
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