The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Today I went to watch the midnight showing! Asking around, I had discovered the first person in line came around eight o'clock in the evening. My friends and I came around half past nine and managed to be about sixtieth in line. We got decent seats.

Overall, this was a solid movie. In particular, it had many visual similarities to The Lord of the Rings series, and if you loved watching The Lord of the Rings, then you should thoroughly enjoy this movie. Otherwise, if you like movies with a fantasy setting and have the patience to sit through a three-hour long movie that is visually pleasing, then you should also consider watching this movie. However, I would recommend watching The Lord of the Rings trilogy first.

In any case, I would certainly watch the movie again. However, I declined watching the movie again in IMAX 3D, because it would have cost over $20! At this point, I'd only watch it again in theaters for less than $5.

Trailers: Promised Land (2012), After Earth (2013) [Jaden Smith just keeps growing], The Host (2013) [Someone in the audience asked, "Where's the sparkle?"], Beautiful Creatures (2013) [Not only was the premise of the movie weird, the title is terrible and not at all memorable. It took me a long time to find it. My search ended by browsing Rotten Tomatoes's list of upcoming movies], Pacific Rim (2013), The Lone Ranger (2013) [Johnny Depp!], The Croods (2013) [Looks like a fun animation.]

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Instant Comments:
2: I thought Sting only glowed in the presence of Orcs so I thought the creatures in the cave were Orcs. However, I later learned that it glows in the presence of Orcs or goblins. [20171128: In Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings, Bilbo tells Frodo that "The blade glows blue when Orcs are close."]
2: Bilbo names his sword Sting.
2: Oh wow, I didn't remember this escape sequence from the goblins being so interesting.
2: "I do believe the worst is behind us." - Bilbo

1: Unfortunately, my ride home was tired, as was everyone else in the group I went with, so I couldn't stay to watch credits. Better luck next time.
1=20121214, 2=20171126

Released 20121214.
Watched 20121214 Theatre. White Marsh [HOBBIT: AN UNEXPEC] 12:01am $10.50
watched 20171126 Blu-ray
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Peter Jackson. 169 min [botn The Hobbit (1937) by J.R.R. Tolkien]

movie - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - ticket stub

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The following HISHEdotcom video is funny for the same reason HISHEdotcom's "How Lord of the Rings Should Have Ended" video was funny.

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