Bilbo Baggins: I have… I have never used a sword in my life. Gandalf: And I hope you never have to. But if you do, remember this: true courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.
It has just been released that the previously proposed two part hobbit films will be expanded to a trilogy. Peter Jackson posted this on his Facebook page on the 30th of July “So, without further ado and on behalf of New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Wingnut Films, and the entire cast and crew of “The Hobbit” films, I’d like to announce that two films will become three.”
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The principle photography on the hobbit movies (parts one and two) wrapped up in New Zealand on the 6th of July, the 266 day shoot is not far of the time it took to film the lord of the rings which was three films! Now there’re into post production, the editing and special effects though on the hobbit blog Peter Jackson has said that they may return to do pick-up shots in 2013 for the second film, There And Back Again. The Hobbit Part 1 : An Unexpected Journey is scheduled to hit theatres on the 14th December this year.
http://www.thehobbit.com/index.html check out the trailer here
Bilbo: Well, no. [frowning]
Bilbo: …and yes. Now it comes to it, I don’t feel like parting with it. It’s mine, I found it. It came to me!
Gandalf: There’s no need to get angry.
Bilbo: Well, if I’m angry, it’s your fault.
[to himself] Bilbo: …it’s mine… my own… my precious…
Gandalf: Precious? It’s been called that before, but not by you.
Bilbo: Oh, what business is it of yours what I do with my own things?
Gandalf: I think you’ve had that ring quite long enough.
Bilbo: You want it for yourself!
Gandalf: BILBO BAGGINS! Do not take me for some conjuror of cheap tricks! I am not trying to rob you. I’m trying to help you.
Frodo: It’s a pity Bilbo didn’t kill him when he had the chance.
Gandalf: Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo’s hand. Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play yet, for good or ill before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many.
First published back in 1937. J.R.R. Tolkien’s own description for the original edition: If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero (blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck), here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler. The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men, when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and the mountains were full of danger. In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did) — if you do not already know all about these things — much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period.
For Mr. Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons; conversed with the dragon , Smaug the Magnificent; and was present, rather unwillingly, at the Battle of the Five Armies. This is all the more remarkable, since he was a hobbit. Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend, perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement. But this account, based on his personal memoirs, of the one exciting year in the otherwise quiet life of Mr. Baggins will give you a fair idea of the estimable people now (it is said) becoming rather rare. They do not like noise.
The Fellowship of the Ring. An ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found, and through a strange twist in fate has been given to a small Hobbit named Frodo. When Gandalf discovers the Ring is in fact the One Ring of the Dark Lord Sauron, Frodo must make an epic quest to Mount Doom in order to destroy it! However he does not go alone. He is joined by Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Aragorn, Boromir and his three Hobbit friends Merry, Pippin and Samwise. Through mountains, snow, darkness, forests, rivers and plains, facing evil and danger at every corner the Fellowship of the Ring must go. Their quest to destroy the One Ring is the only hope for the end of the Dark Lords reign! http://www.lordoftherings.net
Rated M15+: Recommended for mature audiences 15 years and over. Supernatural themes, medium level violence.
These films are among some of the best films ever made. Though to really appreciate and understand them you need to have read the books The Hobbit and then the Lord of the Rings before watching the movies. There is the standard theatrical release or the extended versions available. Get the extended versions as they are well worth it. They are some of the most highly successful movies ever and yet have no sex scenes, or swearing. But they are not for children. Teens and up.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first part of the film adaption based on “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien and is due to be realesed next year. Here is the first offical picture of the 13 dwarves who Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit accompanies to the Lonely Mountain to retreive their treasure from the dragon Smaug.