Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit’

By Marcos Salcedo-Duran Posted February 6, 2013

The first of three prequels to the successful “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy came out on December 14.

In the movie, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), a hobbit, is signed up for an adventure by the famous wizard, Gandalf the Gray (Ian McKellen). The “adventure” consists of helping a company of dwarves, led by dwarf Prince Thoren Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) to reclaim their home, which has become the lair of the dragon, Smaug.

The company consists of dwarves Balin, Dwalin, Fíli, Kíli, Dori, Nori, Ori, Óin, Glóin, Bifur, Bofur and Bombur (Graham McTavish, Ken Stott, Dean O’Gorman, Aidan Turner, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Peter Hambleton, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, and Stephen Hunter respectively.). Some cameos from the Lord of the Rings include Gollum (Andy Serkis), the demented small creature obsessed with the ring, Saruman (Christopher Lee), the chief of the confederation of wizards, Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), the mistress of the elves, and Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), the protagonist of the Lord of the Rings

With a successful opening weekend, this new trilogy is sure to delight fans for years to come.

(L-r) Cate Blanchett as Galadriel and Ian McKellen as Gandalf. /Courtesy •
(L-r) Cate Blanchett as Galadriel and Ian McKellen as Gandalf. /Courtesy •