The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movie Quotes

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"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" movie quotes follow along as the fantasy adventure novel "The Hobbit" by J. R. R. Tolkien comes to life in film form. As the first of three in the film adaptation of the novel, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" premiered in Wellington, New Zealand, on November 28, 2012, prior to its December 14, 2012, wide release.

In "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) enlists the help of Hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), a young yet curious fellow, as he and his troupe of dwarves journey eastward on a mission to reclaim their homeland. This adventure however is highly dangerous both in the journey to Lonely Mountain and once they get there and face Smaug, the dragon that guards the stolen treasure.

Bilbo reluctantly agrees to join in on the adventure and journeys along with the company, and leader Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) from Shire to Rivendell, into the Misty Mountains then to Mirkwood. Along the way, Bilbo meets Stoor Hobbit Gollum, someone that will change his life forever, and acquires a golden ring that carries some very helpful special powers.

If these epic fantasy-style movies are not quite your thing, plenty of other worthwhile movies were released around the same time including "Killing Them Softly," "Hitchcock," "Skyfall," "Lincoln," "Flight," "Playing for Keeps," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Anna Karenina," "This Must Be the Place," "Cloud Atlas," "Wreck-It Ralph," "Nobody Walks," "The Sessions," "Red Dawn," "Chasing Mavericks," "Rise of the Guardians," "Argo," and "Looper."

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    Everything There is to Know About My Adventures

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    Old Bilbo Baggins: "My dear, Frodo, you asked me once if I had told you everything there is to know about my adventures. While I honestly say I have told you the truth, I may not have told you all of it."

    Reflecting on the adventure, an older Bilbo Baggins tells his beloved friend Frodo the parts of his journey that he previously left out. Spoiler: The parts he left out are the good ones.

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    Someone to Share in an Adventure

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    Bilbo Baggins: "Can I help you?"
    Gandalf: "Bilbo Baggins, I am looking for someone to share in an adventure."

    When Bilbo Baggins is first approached by Gandalf, he's startled to learn that Gandalf wants him to join a company and embark on an adventure. Little Bilbo Baggins from Bag End? Yes, him.

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    Loyalty, Honor, a Willing Heart

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    Thorin Oakenshield: "We will reclaim our homeland. I will take each and every one of these dwarves over the mightiest army. Loyalty, honor, a willing heart, I can ask no more than that."

    Thorin knows that he might not have the fiercest group of men in his troupe but he surely has men who bring loyalty, honor and heart, three things that are immeasurable.

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    A Tale or Two to Tell

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    Gandalf: "You'll have a tale or two to tell when you come back."
    Bilbo Baggins: "Can you promise that I will come back?"
    Gandalf: "No, and if you do, you will not be the same."

    With good reason, Bilbo Baggins has some hesitations before heading out on the adventure. Gandalf cannot guarantee Bilbo's safety but he can tell Bilbo that if he returns safely from the trip, he will never be the same.

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    The Dwarves are Determined

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    Gandalf: "Far to the east, over ranges and rivers, lies a single, solitary peak. The dwarves are determined to reclaim their homeland."

    Gandalf explains the main mission of the ultimate adventure, for the dwarves to take back control of their homeland. Yes, this task is easier said than done.

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    Thorin Oakenshield: "I cannot guarantee the Hobbit his safety, nor will I be responsible for his fate."

    Thorin knows the battles that will come as he and his company set out on their adventure. He know it won't be easy or simple, that's why he makes it known upfront that he cannot be responsible for what happens to Bilbo.

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    The Small Things

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    Galadriel: "Something moves in the shadows."
    Gandalf: "I've found it is the small things that keeps the darkness at bay."

    Gandlaf knows that there is evil in the darkness all around them but is confident that those small things are just a natural part of their world and actually help keep things as civil as possible.

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    Why Did You Come?

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    Thorin Oakenshield: "Why did you come?"
    Bilbo Baggins: "I know you doubt me. I know you always have. I often think of Bag End. That's where I belong. That's home. You don't have one. It was taken from you but I will help you take it back if I can."
    Thorin Oakenshield: "Have you done much fighting?"
    Bilbo Baggins: "Ha ha ha ha"

    After his dedication to the quest is put into question by the troupe, Bilbo explains why he agreed to come along on the adventure. Hint: It was not for his experience in combat.

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    A Sword

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    Bilbo Baggins: "I have never used a sword in my life."
    Balin: "I'm not actually sure it is a sword, more of a letter opener really."

    Having received his weapon, Bilbo is a bit intimidated by his sword. Balin on the other hand is not even sure it qualifies as anything more than a letter opener.

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    So This is the Hobbit?

    Thorin Oakenshield: "So, this is the Hobbit?"
    Gandalf: "You asked me to find the 14th member of this company and I have chosen Mr. Baggins."
    Bilbo Baggins: "Me? No, no, no, no"
    Gandalf: "Hobbits can pass unseen by most if they choose which gives us a distinct advantage."
    Thorin Oakenshield: "We must seize this chance to take back Arnor!"

    Unconfident in Bilbo's abilities in the battles they are soon to face, Thorin questions Gandalf's selection. Galdalf however explains the distinct advantage of having Bilbo in their company.

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