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Full Plot Synopsis for "The Hobbit" Films

Posted: December 14th, 2011 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Today we have the official plot synopsis for the upcoming "The Hobbit" prequels that are directed by Peter Jackson and are set in Middle-earth 60 years before "The Lord of the Rings." Read the full synopsis below.

Plot: The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.

Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever... Gollum.

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities ... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, the character he played in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, and Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins. Also reprising their roles from "The Lord of the Rings" movies are: Cate Blanchett as Galadriel; Ian Holm as the elder Bilbo; Christopher Lee as Saruman; Hugo Weaving as Elrond; Elijah Wood as Frodo; Orlando Bloom as Legolas; and Andy Serkis as Gollum.

The ensemble cast also includes (in alphabetical order) Richard Armitage, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Barry Humphries, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Evangeline Lilly, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O'Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, and Aidan Turner.

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" will be released beginning December 14th, 2012. The second film, "The Hobbit: There and Back Again," is slated for release the following year, beginning December 13th, 2013.

Source: BleedingCool


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Skywalker121289 writes:
on December 14th, 2011 at 9:23:24 PM

Sounds more like it's the synopsis for Part 1.
witwicky-potter writes:
on December 14th, 2011 at 10:03:38 PM

I've never read the books so could someone explain how Frodo fits in this when the Hobbit takes place 60 years before LOTR,isnt Frodo supposed to be younger or something?
DaveThePhotoGuy writes:
on December 14th, 2011 at 10:27:13 PM

Sure does Skywalker.

Johnnyb writes:
on December 14th, 2011 at 11:24:14 PM

@witwicky-potter:

I read the book and obviously Frodo doesn´t appear in this one. But maybe the director decide to tell this story as a flashback with Frodo as a listener..... Is the most honestly answer I can give you .....
zyban03 writes:
on December 14th, 2011 at 11:51:40 PM

Kind of curious where Jackson's going to do with this, I don't remember Legolas being in the Hobbit either.
vampires_suck writes:
on December 15th, 2011 at 12:03:52 AM

Tolkien made copious notes and appendicies regarding what characters were doing at certain times during other periods. From what i understand they are using those to beef up the story....and of course probably adding their own stuff as well.
witwicky-potter writes:
on December 15th, 2011 at 12:04:13 AM

thanks Johnnyb.
Damon242 writes:
on December 15th, 2011 at 6:50:36 AM

It'd be nice if the person writing this could:

a) write a brief synopsis
b) advertise the film's plot, and not over-emphasize the fact that the ring exists in it (it's not even that big of a deal in the book)

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