All You Need To Know About The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

If you have watched Lord of the rings, then I am sure that you must have watched the story set in Middle-earth sixty years before the main events of The Lord of the Rings, that is “The Hobbit“. Peter Jackson and Christian Rivers directed this enormous high fantasy adventure film in 2012. It's the first of three films based on J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit.

If we talk about the when It Comes To Adventure Fantasy, River Never Fails To Disappoint His Audience, As It’s Evident From His Previous Work In The Lord Of The Ring and the recent movie Mortal Engines.


What is in the Hobbit?

As he approaches his 111th birthday, the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins begins writing down the entire narrative of his 60-year-old adventure for his nephew Frodo.

Long before Bilbo's participation, the Dwarf king Thrór brought prosperity to his people under the Lonely Mountain until the dragon Smaug arrived. Smaug forced the Dwarves out of their mountain and seized their gold treasure after destroying the adjacent town of Dale.

Thorin, Thrór's grandson, sees King Thranduil and his Wood-elves on a nearby hillside and is disappointed when they depart rather than helping his people, leading to Thorin's lifelong hate of Elves.

Bilbo Baggins, 50, is duped by the wizard Gandalf the Grey into giving a supper for Thorin and his Dwarven company: Balin, Dwalin, Fli, Kli, Dori, Nori, Ori, in, Glóin, Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur in the Shire.

Gandalf's goal is to enlist Bilbo as the company's “burglar” to help them enter the Lonely Mountain. Bilbo is first hesitant to agree, but after the company departs without him the next day, he changes his mind. Bilbo rushes to join the firm. The group gets captured by three Trolls as they continue on their journey.

Gandalf exposes the trolls to sunlight, turning them to stone, and Bilbo prevents the Trolls from devouring them until daylight. The party discovers gold and Elven swords in the Trolls' cave. Gandalf also discovers an Elven dagger, which he presents to Bilbo. Thorin and Gandalf each take an Elven-made blade, Orcrist and Glamdring, respectively.

Casting Story of Hobbit

Galadriel, Saruman, and Frodo Baggins are all characters in The Lord of the Rings, yet they are not in The Hobbit. (Radagast was similarly deleted from the Lord of the Rings cinematic adaptation, where he was only referenced in passing.) Both novels feature Gandalf, Gollum, Bilbo Baggins, Elrond, and the Necromancer, but the latter is referred to as Sauron in Lord of the Rings. Only Bilbo is played by a different actor in each pair of films, as his character is more affected by the age difference.

Director Peter Jackson and editor Jabez Olssen appear in the film as Erebor Dwarf refugees fleeing the dragon Smaug in the opening prologue; picture double Hayden J. Weal appears as a dwarf carrying gems during Thranduil's visit in Erebor; James Nesbitt's then-wife Sonia Forbes-Adam appears as Belladonna Took, Bilbo's mother; Nesbitt's daughters Peggy and Mary appear as children.

What Does the Production story tell us?

After the critical and commercial success of Peter Jackson's co-written, co-produced and directed The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003), a cinematic version of J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Hobbit (1937) was in production for several years. Originally, Jackson planned to make a two-film version of The Hobbit, directed by Guillermo del Toro.

Del Toro departed the film in May 2010, following nearly two years of collaboration with Jackson and his production crew, due to delays caused in part by Metro-Goldwyn-financial Mayer's troubles.  In October of that year, Jackson was named director.

The Hobbit films, like The Lord of the Rings films, were released one after the other. After 266 days of filming, principal photography for The Hobbit films began on March 21, 2011, in New Zealand and finished on July 6, 2012. In July 2012, pick-ups for An Unexpected Journey were also filmed.

How Much was the Movie earned?

In the USA and Canada, the Hobbit: an unexpected trip amounted to 303 million dollars and abroad, for a global amount of 1,017 trillion dollars,[6] the fifteenth film in history to exceed a billion dollars.

Making history as the 15th picture to gross $1 billion. It is 2012's fourth highest-grossing picture. It grossed $222.6 million globally during the weekend, with $15.1 million coming from 452 IMAX theatres around the world, setting a new IMAX opening weekend record for December.

Wrapping Up

So now, are you all excited to watch this movie? I am sure you are, so add to your list of weekend movies and enjoy watching it. Furthermore, don't forget to read more informative articles on your favourite series and articles on our website