The first time I experienced Middle Earth was for “The Fellowship of the Ring” when it was released in theaters. It was a film that immediately won me over. "The Fellowship of the Ring" has a wonderfully grand scale, populated by fantastic characters and gave attention to the right details. The whole experience gave a feeling unmatched by nearly all other films I had seen up to that point, and is a reminder of why I love movies. I became a fan of Peter Jackson in no time, and have since regarded his film trilogy of “The Lord of the Rings” in the highest way possible.
So, it was with great expectation that I went into “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” “The Hobbit” is a prequel to The Lord of the Rings, and it is part 1 of a 3-part trilogy. The film is about a Hobbit named Bilbo Baggins, who, as the films title alludes, sets out on an unexpected journey. The story concerns the Dwarves whose home has been taken over by the powerful dragon Smaug. Thanks to the Dwarves former king’s lust for gold, Smaug has taken the Dwarves home for himself because as it turns out, dragons happen to love gold. This leaves the Dwarves homeless and thus the journey to reclaim home begins.