Journey to the lonely mountain

 
“There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
— Thorin Oakenshield
 
 

Peter Jackson did it again. He turned a thin children’s classic written pre-WWII into a three-part cinematic experience unrivaled since he did the same for the LOTR trilogy. The trilogy has taken the best from The Hobbit and other supporting text from Tolkien's and made it into one complete experience.

The journey begins with Bilbo being signed into the company of Dwarves who are heading to reclaim their kingdom by slaying the dragon that stole it from them. The journey shows us the process of self-discovery and coming-of-age as they battle the odds to reclaim their birthright.

The Hobbit should be watched prior to watching LOTR, preferably over a weekend with other likeminded individuals who can appreciate the beauty of these works of art. Peter Jackson took a legendary body of work and made it into something even bigger and better than the original.