Film Review: The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies

From the author of The Lord of The Rings trilogy, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the same crew behind their film adaptations, Peter Jackson and his writing team, The Battle of the Five Armies is the final instalment in a trilogy of films based on the classic fantasy novel, The Hobbit. Picking up from The Desolation of Smaug, this final third follows on with the dwarves as they attempt to reclaim their homeland of Erebor, as the titular battle ensues on The Lonely Mountain, with the Goblins and the Wargs fighting against the Men of Lake-town, the Elves, the Dwarves and Eagles.

Continue reading “Film Review: The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies”

Book v Film: The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies

“Farewell, Master Burglar. Go back to your books, your fireplace. Plant your trees, watch them grow. If more of us valued home above gold, it would be a merrier world.”

From the author of The Lord of The Rings trilogy, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the same crew behind their film adaptations, Peter Jackson and his writing team, The Battle of the Five Armies is the final instalment in a trilogy of films based on the classic fantasy novel, The Hobbit. Picking up from The Desolation of Smaug, this final third follows on with the dwarves as they attempt to reclaim their homeland of Erebor, as the titular battle ensues on The Lonely Mountain, with the Goblins and the Wargs fighting against the Men of Lake-town, the Elves, the Dwarves and Eagles.

Continue reading “Book v Film: The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies”

You Should Be Reading: The Hobbit

“Now it is a strange thing, but things that are good to have and days that are good to spend are soon told about, and not much to listen to; while things that are uncomfortable, palpitating, and even gruesome, may make a good tale, and take a deal of telling anyway.”

Yes, you should be reading The Hobbit …or at least the final 85 pages of J. R. R. Tolkien‘s classic fantasy story, that is.

From the author of The Lord of The Rings trilogy, and with the same crew behind their film adaptations, the final instalment in a trilogy of adaptations, The Battle of the Five Armies, is set to be released on 12th December.

Although they are all based on the same, single book, The Hobbit trilogy of films began with An Unexpected Journey in 2012, followed with The Desolation of Smaug in 2013, and is set to conclude at the end of this year.

Again directed by Peter Jackson, the final instalment will focus on the final third of The Hobbit book, as the dwarves attempt to reclaim their homeland of Erebor.

Continue reading “You Should Be Reading: The Hobbit”

Book v Film: The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug

“I will not die like this, clawing for life… If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together!”

The second instalment in Peter Jackson‘s trilogy of adaptations of J. R. R. Tolkien‘s classic fantasy novel, The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) after escaping the Misty Mountains, accompanied by the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellan) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) to The Lonely Mountain. As their epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor comes to an end, Bilbo and the dwarves must finally face the enormous and powerful dragon, Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch), and find the treasured Arkenstone.

Continue reading “Book v Film: The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug”

Film Review: The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug

The second instalment in Peter Jackson‘s trilogy of adaptations of J. R. R. Tolkien‘s classic fantasy novel, The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) after escaping the Misty Mountains, accompanied by the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellan) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) to The Lonely Mountain. As their epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor comes to an end, Bilbo and the dwarves must finally face the enormous and powerful dragon, Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch), and find the treasured Arkenstone.

Continue reading “Film Review: The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug”

Book v Film: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey

“Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins? Perhaps it is because I am afraid… and he gives me courage.”

Prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy and set sixty years before, Peter Jackson returns behind the camera to direct one of 2012’s most anticipated films, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first instalment of a three-part film adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien‘s 1937 novel, The Hobbit. Focusing on the character of young Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), he is chosen by Gandalf (Ian McKellen) to accompany thirteen dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), on an ‘unexpected’ quest to reclaim their stolen mountain home, the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, from a dragon named Smaug.

Continue reading “Book v Film: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey”

Film Review: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey

Prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy and set sixty years before, Peter Jackson returns behind the camera to direct one of 2012’s most anticipated films, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first instalment of a three-part film adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien‘s 1937 novel, The Hobbit. Focusing on the character of young Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), he is chosen by Gandalf (Ian McKellen) to accompany thirteen dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), on an ‘unexpected’ quest to reclaim their stolen mountain home, the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, from a dragon named Smaug.

Continue reading “Film Review: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey”

Book Review: The Hobbit

“Now it is a strange thing, but things that are good to have and days that are good to spend are soon told about, and not much to listen to; while things that are uncomfortable, palpitating, and even gruesome, may make a good tale, and take a deal of telling anyway.”

Written by English author J. R. R. Tolkien and originally published in 1937, The Hobbit is a children’s fantasy set in a time “Between the Dawn of Færie and the Dominion of Men”. Centring around the character of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, who is sent on a quest by the wizard Gandalf, alongside Thorin and his band of dwarves, to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and its vast treasure from the dragon Smaug.

On their journey, Bilbo and the dwarves encounter numerous creatures, including trolls, goblins, and rock-throwing giants, as well as elves, gigantic eagles, and a strange creature called Gollum. Through Rivendell, over the Misty Mountains, and through the black forest of Mirkwood, the story comes to an end as dwarves, men and elves must band together in the Battle of Five Armies.

Continue reading “Book Review: The Hobbit”

First Look At Lost’s Evangeline Lilly In ‘The Hobbit’

(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)

This week we have the look at Evangeline Lilly’s character, Tauriel, in the first part of Peter Jackson’s upcoming adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien‘s The Hobbit, thanks to the release of the film’s merchandise.

Prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) who is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

Continue reading “First Look At Lost’s Evangeline Lilly In ‘The Hobbit’”

New Production Video for ‘The Hobbit’ With Andy Serkis and Ian McKellen

(Written for BritScene)

Peter Jackson has unveiled another peek behind the production of The Hobbit this week, as he continues his video journal with the first video release of 2012 as the cast begin shooting for part 2 of Jackson’s adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien‘s novel of the same name, the prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy and one of this year’s most anticipated films.

Continue reading “New Production Video for ‘The Hobbit’ With Andy Serkis and Ian McKellen”

The New Photo For ‘The Hobbit’ Stings

(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)

Another new image has been released, debuted by The Los Angeles Times earlier this month, for Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, featuring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins with his sword named Sting.

An Unexpected Journey is the first of two films to be adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit, the prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which sees Jackson return as director, whilst also serving as producer and co-writer as well.

Continue reading “The New Photo For ‘The Hobbit’ Stings”

New Image, Behind The Scenes Photos and Video for ‘The Hobbit’

(Written for BritScene)

With the release of the first trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey earlier this week, director Peter Jackson has released a brand-new production video from the set in New Zealand, and a new image of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and four behind-the-scenes photos have also been put online over the past few days.

Continue reading “New Image, Behind The Scenes Photos and Video for ‘The Hobbit’”

First Trailer & Poster for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

(Written for BritScene)

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer for Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey online today. Not only is the trailer brilliant, but there’s also a lot of British actors in this, and we already can’t wait to see it.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first of a two-part series of films to be adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien‘s novel of the same name, the prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Jackson, director of The Lord of the Rings, returns as director and also serves as producer and co-writer.

Continue reading “First Trailer & Poster for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’”

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑