”The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” has been released on Blu-Ray and DVD this past week giving fans yet another item to add to the collection. Nine years after the release of “The Return of the King,” the latest installment to the franchise comes in the form of a prequel. This amount of time lapsed also means that the CGI and cinematography technology is even that much more fantastic.
The rich landscapes are breathtaking, the creature effects are incredibly impressive and life-like, and the enigmatic characters add to the fantastic story-telling. In fact, my only complaint is that the novel “The Hobbit” by JRR Tolkien has been split into three movies. It felt like parts of this installment could have been skipped in order to fit everything in – and just made into a slightly longer film.
The Blu-ray/DVD include Game Trailers for upcoming licensed game titles as well as video blogs including the behind the scene footage from the films inception to its completion.
This first installment in the Hobbit trilogy is a fun, thrilling, adventure. It is full of humor, suspense, drama, and magic. Since this is the first in the trilogy of films and it is based on only one novel, the film ends in an abrupt, awkward place. The wait for the next two installments seem painfully long. In the meantime, you can purchase your copy of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” on Blu-ray and DVD at your local retailer now.