Bilbo carries on with a straightforward existence with his kindred hobbits in the shire, until the wizard Gandalf arrives and persuades him to join a gathering of dwarves on a journey to recover the kingdom of Erebor.
Watching the three great actors in eye-popping 3D as they go on and on about dwarves, dragons, a necromancer, elves and ogres is the joy and ridiculousness of a fantasy movie that takes itself very honestly and seriously.
You may have seen Middle Earth before. But you haven't been IN Middle Earth.Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' has made it possible for you to feel like you're surrounded by the astonishing environment created by J.R.R. Tolkien.