Jose who attends our Cambridge exam classes has written this review of the film The Hobbit.

The Hobbit is a film divided into three parts directed by the director Peter Jackson from New Zealand. It is based on the 1937 novel by J.J.R. Tolkien .The film, set in Middle Earth, has been watched worldwide.

Bilbo Baggins remains the main character throughout the trilogy. Gandalf the Gray is his inseparable friend and also a crucial character in the film series. The Battle of the Five Armies is the last of the epic fantasy films. At this stage, Bilbo becomes the commander of dwarves and leads them all the way to the lonely mountain where a stunning dragon called Smaug guards an incredible treasure of gold and diamonds. Thorin, King of Dwarves, develops ‘dragon sickness’ due to the vast treasure on the mountain. Thorin searches obsessively for the Arkenstone, the royal jewel of the Dwarf Kingdom which Bilbo has previously found but kept hidden. Meanwhile, the wizard Gandalf gathers up elves, men and dwarves to the battle and defeats the vast Orc army.

The great strength of the film, and what makes Jackson’s films so different from other recent fantasy movies, is the character Bilbo. Most famous fictional Hobbits tend to be either warriors without any personality or secondary characters with empty minds. Bilbo, however, is a bright Hobbit, able to lead to the creepiest places on Earth. He is a charming character and, in this film, we find out a lot about him, among other things where his home town is, and why he became an adventurous traveller. My only criticism of the last film would be that the battle between men and elves is not relevant and could have been cut.

Not only is this a magical and absolutely epic film, but it also taught me the meaning of humbleness. For all overs of war films, The Hobbit movie is a must.