The Unexpected Journey|Part Two|Movie Review

Continued from part one:

Gandalf…shows up at Mr. Baggins’ front door where Bilbo is leisurely smoking a pipe;


Then this peculiar scene happens:

Bilbo: Good morning!

“What do you mean?”  “Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good on this particular morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?”

Bilbo: “All of them at once,”

(I think they watered the exchange down a bit…but it was still funny:)

Bilbo does a good job (so he thinks) making it very clear he doesn’t want any adventures…he wants a clean reputation, 8 small meals a day, etc.  But Gandalf apparently isn’t ticked off. He doesn’t leave. Instead he scratches on Bilbo’s front door that a burglar wants to be hired in this hobbit hole. Which isn’t the case…at least-not yet.  Bilbo right before his exit into his home was so flustered that he invited Gandalf to tea the following morning- he immediately regrets it. The next morning the dwarves see the sign on his door (which Gandalf made) and start arriving…(much to Bilbo’s dismay) after all he likes guests…just not uninvited guests!!

dwarvesarrive But they show up just the same. And promptly begin eating his food. In the book the wording is a bit different but not notably so.

As we know Mr. Baggins changes his mind later about not going. However, I would critique how they did Mr. Baggins’ assent to going. They make him change his mind the next morning after the dwarves have already left. In the book, Bilbo decides to join shortly after fainting. But wakes up really late in the morning, is prodded by Gandalf to go to the inn where the dwarves are, which he does. I love the whole Bilbo forgetting his handkerchiefs thing. That is pretty close to the book…and it’s funny.   download (2) Well….going into actual movie review mode: Did I like the movie?? Yes, I did. While (as usual) the producers didn’t quite follow the book properly I thought it was really interesting. The second one (The Desolation of Smaug) was more action packed. But I also have more critique on that one:) Stay tuned for the movie review of the Desolation of Smaug. I hope to bring one on the third movie (not out yet) which is titled There and Back Again. I hope you enjoyed this! Sorry for not publishing a complete review! ~Emmaline



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