If only, (Sighs Deeply) I could give this 1000 out of 5, I would.
Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings trilogy) is the god of making epics and this first episode of the Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien) is just showing the others how it is done.
(Take notice those thinking of doing Star Wars episodes)
Gandalf (Ian McKellan – Lord of the Rings trilogy) turns up in Hobbiton and arrives at Bilbo’s (Martin Freeman – Hot Fuzz) house. Not getting the welcome he wanted he leaves a mark on the door indicating that this is the meeting place for the displaced Dwarfs of Erebor that wish to retake their ancestral home.
Thorin (Richard Armitage -Captain America: The First Avenger) is the leader of a band of 13 Dwarfs against the hoards of Orcs and their leader Azog the defiler ( The Pale Orc).
Having signed the contract Bilbo chases after the intrepid band of Dwarfs and and grey wizard. He joins them as their Burglar, as Radagast (Sylvester McCoy – Dr Who 87) discovers that dark forces are at work in the East.
This is the story that introduces the world of Middle Earth to the Hobbits as Bilbo finds himself confronting Trolls and he has his first encounter with Gollum (Andy Serkis – King Kong).
Peter Jackson has once again proved he is at the top of his game as all the cast and crew and all those in post production give all they can give into making this new series of films into possibly his crowning glory.