Nicholas of Movies Hate You Too writes:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first of three prequels to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. After spending years in development hell, losing a director due to constant delays, paving the way for a new 3D format, and then deciding to release three films instead of two the first ‘chapter’ of J.R.R. Tolkien’s long awaited novel is hitting theater screens across the world.
Bilbo Baggins joins Gandalf the Grey and thirteen displaced dwarves on a dangerous mission to reclaim their home and treasure inside The Lonely Mountain. Along their long journey they encounter hungry trolls, Necromancers, vengeful Orcs, and other friends and including a ring toting psychotic.