The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Andy Serkis, Graham McTavish, William Kircher
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Plot: Hobbit Bilbo Baggins is recruited by the wizard Gandalf to join him and a band of dwarves on a quest to reclaim their mountain home from the evil dragon Smaug.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 67%
Critic Consensus: “Peter Jackson’s return to Middle-earth is visually resplendent and features strong performances from Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, but the film’s deliberate pace robs the material of some of its majesty”