Have anyone of you read this book? Well, you should have, if not, then maybe this article isn't for you. But, I'll explain the plot to you all before I begin the article.
The story begins with a Hobbit, who lives in a hole in the ground. This Hobbit's name is Bilbo Baggins, a polite quiet folk type of guy. Anyways, one morning (while smoking his pipe), the Wizard Gandalf and a company of Dwarves come to his door-step and whisk him away on a journey. Journey? Let me explain. Smaug the Dragon, had killed many Dwarves and stole their gold. And now they need a thief (in which Gandalf told them the Bilbo was a thief). Thus begins their journey.
Okay, now that I got that out of the way, let's start. J.R.R Tolkien's "The Hobbit", was made into a movie in 1977. I, myself have seen this movie, and I'm here to tell ya all about it.
The film goes by REALLY fast. They made this 299-400pg book into a 1hr 17min film. You can't do it, it's impossible. Yet, they continued with it, and tought "Sure we could"! (I'm saying how the screenplay writers, directors etc could think they could)
But, with making this film, I enjoyed it. It was like a movie made for those who read the book, and could fill in the details themselves. The art is great. Acting is well, different. I remember watching this with my cousin (who didn't read the book) was all confused watching this, the poor lad. And there I was, understanding everything, and enjoying it. Great moment!
Perhaps, the best adaption in this whole film, was the Gollum part, (chapter 5 ; Riddles In the Dark). For I don't remember any anger while watching this part, it was well done. Now, this Gollum doesn't act the same as in Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings"s films. He's way different Gollum fans, alot different. This being the best part ('cause they included everything), their was one scene they skipped THE WHOLE THING. Not the Gollum tho, another guy. They skip the Bearon part, and I remember watching that and being steamed. IT's FRECKING BEARON!!!!
When in the making of this film (so I hear) they were trying to keep it at 'kid level', with a university level book. But done and overall, good movie if ya read the book. Otherwise, read the book, then watch the movie..