The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey came out last year on December 7th 2012 and I went to see the midnight premiere for it. I grew up on the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings books, comics, and movies. And I have to say this movie was the best yet. I absolutely loved it and it has quickly become my favorite movie. I do recommend you read the book first though. But I say that for every movie that is based off of a book. My favorite part in The Hobbit is when Bilbo meets Gollum. Gollum was a lot different than in The Lord of the Rings movies, but he still had some familiar aspects like his absolute obsession with the One Ring. The movie surprised me with some new things and reassured me with familiar things. Overall it was an excellent movie that I think everyone needs to see.