FIRST STEPS ON THE ROAD TO A TRILOGY: Martin Freeman is an actor who is easy on the eye and ear in everything he is in, but he has certainly found his groove with Bilbo Baggins.
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At nearly three hours, The Hobbit is a long but dazzling watch, says Alison Rowat
Dir: Peter Jackson
With: Martin Freeman, Ken Stott, Ian McKellen
Runtime: 169 minutes
IT would not be a voyage into the realm of Peter Jackson's Tolkien fascination without a siege, and this one was a doozy. On and on the lines stretched, warriors frantically laying in supplies for the trials ahead. One quest to rule them all. Yes, the queue for drinks and food before the press show for the near-three-hour The Hobbit was quite the sight.
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