Friday, December 14, 2012

In Cinemas This Weekend: The Baggins' family prequel

I'm sure most people will be aware of the film being released in cinemas this weekend. It has come with a lot of promises and expectation, especially since it is the prequel to one of cinemas biggest ever trilogies. Director Peter Jackson has also released the film in many different formats; 2D, 3D, 24 frames per second, and 48 frames per second, and by all accounts it feels very different depending on which version you see. Also he has made this singular book into a trilogy, emulating his previous work on the first trilogy which was actually three books. The question though is can he emulate the success? I'm sure you know what the film is so take a look below to confirm. Also there is a cartoon flick for the children on the build up to Christmas.

1. Peter Jackson takes us back to the World of the Baggins family in THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. The first of a trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien book, and prequel to the Lord Of The Rings, this film follows Bilbo Baggins as he teams with a group of dwarves travelling to Lonely Mountain to reclaim treasure stolen by evil dragon, Smaug. Be prepared for a long film that will set up the rest of the trilogy. Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, & Ken Stott. How did he become barer of that ring?

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey trailer

2. The other film released this week is TINKERBELL AND THE SECRET OF THE WINGS, a nice little tale for the children. The story centres on Tinkerbell and another fairy called Periwinkle who enter the winter woods to find the secret behind fairy wings. Starring: Timothy Dalton, Lucy Hale, Megan Hilty, & Anjelica Huston. Want to enter the world of magic?

Tinkerbell And The Secret Of Wings trailer

Only the two releases then which seems quite sensible considering The Hobbit will probably make a lot of sales. As someone who wasn't particularly a fan of The Lord Of The Rings trilogy (I'll be ridiculed now won't I?) I can't say I am overly excited about The Hobbit. I think if you are a fan of the films it will be your film of the year but if you're not it may be best to wait for DVD so you can pause it when you fancy a break. Either way it will be the big release for the week but at least there is a nice calmer film if you are just looking for something to pass the time. The Tinkerbell film could actually be watched twice before The Hobbit would be finished once, now there's a fact that might sway your decision, especially if you're taking the kids. Enjoy whatever you see this weekend.


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