Directed by: Peter Jackson
Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, others.
Release date: December 13, 2012 (UAE)
Peter Jackson, who redefined the words “epic”, “fantasy” and “trilogy” with THE LORD OF THE RINGS movies, now brings us a new set of films that again fall under those three words, with the addition of the word “prequel”. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, the first of the prequel trilogy, is all that it was marketed to be, and more. But more isn't always better. While THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY does suffer from excess in exposition, it delivers on entertainment. And while Peter Jackson’s love for excess should have been reined in to make this a better film, fans of Tolkien will recognize the same excess as his passion for the source material.