Extended Scenes From Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

12 minutes of extended scenes from Peter Jackson's epic fantasy-adventure film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

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From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The three films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before “The Lord of the Rings,” which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar®-winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”

The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers.

Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.


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JoeMomma29 - 10/21/2013, 10:22 AM
December cannot get here fast enough!
StarkAnthony - 10/21/2013, 10:29 AM
the man in the moon song was said to be written by Bilbo in the Fellowship of the Ring book, where Frodo sang it to distract everyone from Pippin's loud mouth.
StarkAnthony - 10/21/2013, 10:40 AM
this movie wasn't very good, and these added scenes wouldn't have helped.
kman - 10/21/2013, 10:51 AM
Good Lord this movie is shit....and that's coming from someone who believes that the Lord of the Rings is the best trilogy ever put on film.

Peter Jackson absolutely pulled a George Lucas with the Hobbit and relied on overly animated, childish CG with cheese-ball dialogue in place of all the greatness that made Lord of the Rings so special.

It really is an embarrassment.
pintoman - 10/21/2013, 11:11 AM
It relied too heavily on CG rather than actual sets and models—but the movie was FAR, FAR from "shit".
StarkAnthony - 10/21/2013, 11:12 AM
It wasn't shit, it just wasn't anything special. Just your average over-CGed cartoony action movie with dumb humor. It was just bleh. When comparing it to LotR is when it starts to look really bad.
LuckDragon - 10/21/2013, 11:18 AM
I can put the overuse of CGI aside and enjoy this film for it's brilliance in storytelling, acting, musical composition, and art direction. I love the extended scenes. The short clip with Bilbo and Elrond was exceptional and should have stayed in the film. I also really enjoyed the Goblin King song, but I understand why they cut it to maintain a sense of urgency and the pacing of the film at that point.
Tevii - 10/21/2013, 11:30 AM
I absolutely LOVE the LOTR extended cuts.... but The Hobbit is already overkill as 3 movies... Extended cuts are not necessary.
The Hobbit would've been a better, more powerful movie as ONE movie.
StarkAnthony - 10/21/2013, 12:11 PM
Exactly, a lot of the stuff that's actually in the book is well done, but it's so bloated and overindulgent. Everything needs to be fleshed out and turned into an action scene to meet the action quota and stretch a relatively short book into three three hour movies. The whole Azog subplot was dumb and unneccessary. Judging by trailers and the amount of story left for two movies, the trend will continue for the next movies.
davidwiz - 10/21/2013, 12:44 PM
without the advent of cgi, the whole movie industry would be crap just like it was for many years and generations lol. wed have no good superhero movies, no sucker punch, pacific rim, etc etc etc. god cgi is a miracle and you guys cant see it sorry!!!
Kyos - 10/21/2013, 12:48 PM
LotR movies are among my favourite movies, and The Hobbit is one of my favourite books ever, and I really, really have problems with the Hobbit movies. I figured out that I would have needed to watch it a) being a kid myself or b) with kids in order to probably enjoy it more.

And I'm not trying to be disrespectful to anyone who liked the movie, I actually totally envy you guys. I'll watch Desolation of Smaug on the big screen, no doubt, but if I don't like it a lot better than the first one I likely won't return for the third, which would have to wait for the home release then.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 10/21/2013, 12:53 PM
Should have kept the scenes. Once you pass 2 hours and 40 minutes, it doesn't hurt to make it longer.
SauronsBANE1 - 10/21/2013, 12:56 PM
@kman I couldn't agree with you more. I've been using the Peter Jackson/George Lucas example for a while now, and it's an absolutely perfect example for what he did with the Hobbit. To Tolkien fans, the movie was almost downright insulting. The piss-poor CGI, the terrible "humor," the Azog storyline, everything about the Radaghast character, the need to shoehorn action into every little scene, screwing with the origins of the Ringwraiths...not to mention all the unnecessary changes and invented material that's to come in the next two movies. Tolkien is definitely spinning in his grave.

Without awesome performances by Andy Serkis as Gollum, Ian McKellan as Gandalf, and of course Martin Freeman as Bilbo (also looking forward to Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug), the first movie would be completely unwatchable.
Super12 - 10/21/2013, 1:32 PM
I hated the goblin king in the movie. Now I hate him even more. I like that PJ made the Hobbit lighter and more fun in tone, it's supposed to be. But these added scenes are too much. The one I'm ok with are the dwarfs song, also Bilbo's looking around Rivendell and talking to Elrond. Those are good. But the rest? Not needed.

I'm glad I watched this cause otherwise I would've bought the extended version without thinking. LOTR extended is essential, this...this is better off without IMO.
LuckDragon - 10/21/2013, 1:56 PM
The Hobbit Trilogy is not too long. I love the fact that they split it up into 3 movies. I like the pacing and the tone. If you love middle earth and tolkien I don't see how you wouldn't enjoy this film. My only complaints are how they approached this film technically. I wish they had used film instead of digital. I wish they had used more models and practical effects instead of CGI. VFX is great when used to enhance the experience, but not when it distracts with subpar CG.
Kyos - 10/21/2013, 2:35 PM
I'm just not too convinced about the need for three movies, when parts of the movies focus on the actions and relationship of two characters that have no point being in the story, one of them even being completely made up for the movies.

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Nomis1800 - 10/21/2013, 2:56 PM
Is it that much trouble to upload a video in high-resolution?

Cool nonetheless.

Really hope WB get's the rights to The Silmarillion. I really want to see a film version from PJ of that!
Facade - 10/21/2013, 3:39 PM
^^Silmarillion would be better served as a GOT-like series. Can't wait for the extended version and DOS!!!
mbooch12 - 10/21/2013, 3:57 PM
I loved the Hobbit. Made me feel like I was watching the Fellowship again... Good pacing, music, kept it light with some laughter and jokes. Can't wait for SMAUG!!
fettastic - 10/21/2013, 6:53 PM
The REAL reason to buy this new set is for The Appendices, several hours ofg behind the scenes footage. The LOTR extended set's Appendices are among the best material of this sort available.
fettastic - 10/21/2013, 7:20 PM
Just watched these. The first one was ok, but the Goblin King song was akin to the extended Max Rebo band sequence in the Return of the Jedi: Special Edition. Very cringe inducing. If PJ wanted to do a goblin song he should have done the one from the Rankin Bass movie.
TheChameleon - 10/21/2013, 8:58 PM
CGI aside I still found myself enjoying the movie. Yes I would of preferred seeing more practical effects or more of a balance. In Lord of the Rings he did an awesome job of balancing the CGI effect with the practical ones. In this first Hobbit movie they do lean more on the CGI effects. I was fine with the 48 fps, I was fine with the pacing, fine with the tone, just would of preferred more of a balance or artistic restraint in when & how the CGI was used. Overall though I did enjoy the movie aside from this one point. Most of the extended looks ok. Not sure about that Goblin King song though. I suppose it's meant to be as the dwarf said 'an abomination'. Besides last I recall none of the dark lord's baddies sing... so it also seems out place. I am looking forward to the second one later this year.

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