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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition)

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Peter Jackson

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About the Movie

This Extended adventure follows Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim Erebor with the help of Gandalf the Grey and 13 Dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins, Orcs and deadly Wargs, as well as a mysterious and sinister figure known only as the Necromancer. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the Goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever...Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities...A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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64%
  • Reviews Counted: 281
  • Fresh: 181
  • Rotten: 100
  • Average Rating: 6.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Part One of director Peter Jackson's planned film trilogy of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit forces audiences to run an obstacle course before the fun kicks in. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Dec 13, 2012

Rotten: An Unexpected Journey is a major comedown, a muddle-headed and cumbersome piece of filmmaking that betrays Jackson's mercenary motives -- Tolkien's book, too. – Tom Charity, CNN.com, Dec 13, 2012

Fresh: Between its lighter tone and a decade's worth of improvements in digital film techniques, there should be enough of a novelty factor to delight most fans. – Bob Mondello, NPR, Dec 13, 2012

Fresh: An overlong adventure enlivened by wonders. – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal, Dec 13, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Give me Too Much?

I was hoping for more footage considering the pice… I mean 10 more mins for the same purchase price… So I'm buying this film twice… For ten minutes… Arugh…
But it is a great film, and I want him to create more content sooooo buy away...

Almost but not quite.

Unlike Jackson's previous Tolkien outings, this one doesn't quite fire on all cylinders. In an effort to stretch this thinner tome into multiple films, there are compromises made that affect both the pacing and faithfulness to the original story.

A good -but not great- adventure, that leaves one feeling a bit empty at the end.

Extended Edition

Thank you iTunes for this extended edition of the movie!