One of author J.R.R. Tolkien’s most celebrated works and in publication since 1937, “The Hobbit” needs no introduction to its legions of loyal fans in various age ranges.
So it’s no surprise that off the strength of decades of popularity and a trilogy lead in of films based on books from the author of the same name (Lord of the Rings) that the film based on the book is almost a month later only two places out of the top spot and has grossed $265 million dollars.*
Many familiar faces from the Lord of the Rings trilogy reprise their roles in this much anticipated prequel.
Familiar faces such as Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) and Andy Serkis (Gollum), along with a group of new faces such as Richard Armitage (Dwarf King), Sylvester McCoy (Radagast the Brown) and Conan Stevens (The Pale Orc/ Bolg).
For fans who’ve yet to venture, Peter Jackson, Lord of the Rings trilogy director, returns to guide us through the alluring yet hazardous Middle-earth.
Vivid and fast paced with action packed battle scenes on the way to the final destination--The Lonely Mountain; home of the dwarfs/Sindarin Erebor--we once again have the pleasure of looking upon the brilliant architecture of Rivendell, the home of the elves, as Gandalf, Galadriel, Elrond and Saruman make plans about what to do about recent disturbing events.