It doesn't feature much in the way of new footage, but this critics TV spot for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey brings attention to the fact that Peter Jackson's return to Middle-Earth is now the #1 movie worldwide. Hit the jump to check it out!

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 Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters 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 guile 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.


Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey
Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield
Andy Serkis as Gollum
Hugo Weaving as Elrond
Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug
Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman
Christopher Lee as Saruman the White
Cate Blanchett as Galadriel
Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins
Orlando Bloom as Legolas


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Josh Wilding
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Filed Under "Fantasy" 12/18/2012
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jimpinto24 - 12/18/2012, 3:27 PM
Peter Jackson's masterpiece!
nowtheresaBATman - 12/18/2012, 3:29 PM
or Peter Jackson's Phantom Menace??
TheRock234 - 12/18/2012, 3:37 PM
@nowthersaBATman its not even close to being that bad its acutal just good not great the 48fps is terrible makes it look like a tv show go get it in 24fps makes it look epic. They need a [frick]ing editor this is the hobbit for Christ sake
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 12/18/2012, 3:43 PM
Good but a bit disappointing, seeing it again on friday.
Darth258 - 12/18/2012, 3:45 PM

nowtheresaBATman - 12/18/2012, 4:48 PM
48fps is Jackson's Jar Jar Binks then? lol

Just kidding around guys I actaully saw a article titled "Peter Jackson's Phantom Menace" somewhere online & at the momment thought it'd be a nice follow up to comment #1 just to see the feedback to such a exclamation.

Sadly I only have 3hrs to spend at the theater this busy holiday season & that will be spent watching Django Unchained.
themcdougalbugle - 12/18/2012, 6:47 PM
Tarrantino sucks but to each his own I guess^^. Anyway, critic tv spots don't count. Even Transformers 2 got some good reviews. Atleast George Lucas earned a critic showoff tv spot with Star Wars: Episode III, now that's a damn good prequel. But I'm excited for Hobbit 2 & 3.

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