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The Hobbit

The Hobbit has been out as a book for many years now, and have been improved over several editions. Now the movie have finally arrived in the cinemas, and will be split in 3 parts. The movie is very detailed, for the first time more so, than the book, but there is of course only 300 pages while the movies is 2 and a half hours long and split into 3 parts. That is a really great thing because you just get sucked right into The Shire, and follow the dwarfs, Gandalf and Bilbo around.
The story is about a stolen treasure, guarded by the dragon Smaug, but stolen from the dwarfs which they are trying to retrieve. They need a burglar in their party, and they have gone to Gandalf, an old wizard for guidance and he recommends Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit from The Shire. Gandalf and the dwarfs visit Bilbo to join their journey, but after a lot of trouble they get him convinced. In this journey they experience a lot of things, some that the dwarfs had expected, but also some quite unexpected. This adventuring was all new to Bilbo and he tried to fit in, but he caused more trouble than good in the start. Then they get captured by goblins in a mountain, where the dwarfs think that Bilbo is lost forever, but he manages to escape the goblins, and a forgotten foul beast, by the help of a mysterious ring. Then they get trapped by orcs, and the dwarf leader, Thorin Oakshield, faces his old enemy, it's a struggled fight, and it ends up with Bilbo coming to the rescue, and finally proves his worth.
The Book and the movie is pretty much the same, but the movie is filled up with more things than the book. For example the brown wizard, he is never mentioned in the book, and neither is the white orc, Thorins great enemy. It is very exciting, and it makes the movie more interesting, and you won't mind if you haven't read the book, but if you have, you might get slightly disappointed as you excepted something else, but not nearly enough to ruin the experience.
They have made sure to connect The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings together, like in the prologue where you see Bilbo as old, and Frodo talking together, it is the scene right before the start of the first Lord Of The Rings. There is also several scenes that come again, like the three trolls who turns to stone, they reappear in The Lord Of The Rings, still turned into stone.
This gives a good effect, and if you are a fan of The Lord Of The Rings you will learn a lot, and get to enjoy The Lord Of The Rings even more, AND you will definitely love The Hobbit.

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