The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • 2012
  • US / New Zealand
  • 2h 49min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Peter Jackson
  • Written by: Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay), Peter Jackson (screenplay), Guillermo del Toro (screenplay), J. R. R. Tolkien (novel)
  • Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage
  • UK release: 14 December 2012

Prequel to Jackson's epic adaptations of JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

10 Dec 20125 stars

Simple story and astounding set-pieces make for a truly immersive cinema experience

Peter Jackson returns to the Middle Earth he rendered so faithfully in Lord of the Rings, and it’s never looked so glorious. Adapting JRR Tolkien’s 1937 novel The Hobbit – set sixty years before Rings – this first film in a planned trilogy is so alive…

The Hobbit at 48 frames per second - where to see it

4 Dec 2012

A list of UK cinemas showing Peter Jackson's Tolkien adaptation at 48fps

Film history will be made this month as The Hobbit becomes the first major studio film to be released at 48 frames per second (48fps) – double the industry standard. The higher framerate is a breakthrough in cinematography that results in a sharper…

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