The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

It’s been a good few years since Peter Jackson decided to bring Tolkien’s other epic to the big screen, and in that time, fans of the Lord of the Rings trilogy have had a lot of time to wonder quite how the Kiwi director would approach making what amounts to a children’s book for fans of his very adult fantasy trilogy.

And now that the first part of the Hobbit trilogy – An Unexpected Journey – has landed in cinemas, we have our answers. But there will be some out there who want to know a little more about what Peter Jackson has created in the name of Tolkien and how he has handled the very exacting demands of fleshing out the book’s main narrative with the Appendices of the Lord of the Rings books, plus other Tolkien-penned material to make a far more substantial story, worthy of three films.

So, with that in mind, we’re looking at twelve of the most significant plot elements of An Unexpected Journey to reveal and review exactly how Jackson has brought the first part of The Hobbit story to screen, including the changes he has made to the original text, and how successful they were in the film.

Without further ado, we present, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’s spoiler-tastic analysis.

And in case you missed it: THIS ARTICLE INCLUDES SPOILERS!

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This article was first posted on December 14, 2012