Wow... Where do I start?
This is what I expected. I expected that I won't know what to expect. But this is beyond that too. This brings back the magic of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. There is always things that enchant us, but there are few things that goes out of its pages or frames and delivers to us an experience that would last a lifetime. The book have never seemed so alive to me. This is much better than my imagination.
The Hobbit won me over on the first frame. In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit. That simple sentence means started so much. Bilbo Baggins was an ordinary hobbit, an ordinary person, just like us. He never held a sword, he was never a hero, he just had a peaceful life. Until he sets out on an unexpected journey.
The movie adds much more to the book. Ragadast, the Necromacer, and the company was brought to life. Martin Freeman seemed to breathe as Bilbo. The animation was excellent, and I especially like Gollum's innocent look. The music was also awesome. I heard an echo of Rohan theme and others in LOTR, and also a completely new hobbit music. Connections to Lord of the Rings makes me feel more inside the story; more familiar with it, and more... at home. This is truly part of me now.
The plot of the story was simple to follow, yet it was complex. There was non stop action, and every event seemed to follow another almost immediately. There is humor every now and then, lighting up the dark story.
It seems impossible to find one bad thing about it, since "bad" and "hobbit" can't be fitted in the same sentence properly. I can say, though, that sometimes the camera movement is so much like a roller coaster ride. It makes it more real, which is good, but it'll also give you a headache if you're not careful.
In conclusion, this is something I will be thinking about over and over, marveling about how much my life seemed to change. It dazzled me with its sheer, utter brilliance. Once I stepped out of the theaters, I had more appreciation for the meaning of home. This is something you don't see every day- a story with passion and unexpected heroism woven on a journey.
So this is me right now, trying to take it all in, and my heart went over to fangirling.
I won't say more, since it will spoil the story, and I know this review would look poor describing the movie, no matter how hard I try to capture it's epicness. Since this is Lord of the Rings stuff, May the blessing of the Elves and Men be with you. Thanks for reading this, and hope you enjoy the movie! Please leave a comment; it'll make my day.