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The Hobbit: Movie Comparison Essay

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J. R. R. Tolkien’s book The Hobbit was written in 1937, and the first third was made into a movie in 2012. The first movie is called The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The second movie, made in 2013, is called The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. There is a third movie to be released that will be called The Hobbit: There and Back Again. This comparison is between the book The Hobbit, and the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
The beginning of the movie takes place in the future, 60 years before the time of when the book takes place. There is an older Bilbo Baggins, the main character, and a character that was in the prequels to this trilogy, Frodo Baggins; the prequels being The Lord of The Rings trilogy (Frodo does not make any other appearance in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey). This section of the movie does not take place in the book. The book starts off: “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit” (3). This line is in the movie, however. It is in this beginning part where there is old Bilbo Baggins and Frodo Baggins. This part is like a build up to the story. The war is spoken about in this bit, and the line “in a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit” makes its appearance. However, it is still future tense of which the book takes place.
After this prologue is over, it then goes back 60 years to the present time of the story. Mr. Baggins is met by Gandalf and their following conversation is quite on point with the book. There are a few lines missing, but nothing major. Except for when Gandalf schedules tea on Wednesday with Bilbo. It is not a huge part of the book, so it is not surprising that it was not included.
Once the encounter with Gandalf is over, the dwarves begin to pile in. After finding the symbol that Gandalf inscribed in Bilbo’s door, thirteen dwarves arrive at his house. There is Thorin, Balin, Dwalin, Fíli, Kíli, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Glóin, Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur. Thorin Oakenshield being their leader. Although there are thirteen, they do not arrive as all thirteen. The first being Dwalin, the last being Thorin. This scene was only partially accurate to the book. Yes, the order they arrived was correct, but the manner in which was not. In the book, Thorin arrived with the group that had Gandalf in it. In the movie he arrived alone. Other than that, this was merely a visual version of the scene in the book.
In the book, whenever the dwarves, Gandalf and Bilbo went over the map it seemed more in depth than what was portrayed in the movie. This may just be because books are more in depth than their movie counterparts, but it seemed as though they talked about it more, and more was discussed than what was in the movie.
In the movie, Bilbo joined the dwarves on their adventure by running to find them; after seeing the contract and reconsidering his decision. In the book, however, Gandalf comes to his home and points out that there was a note left on the mantelpiece. The note stated that they would be waiting...

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