The Hobbit: Movies Are Better Than the Book

The Hobbit: Movies Are Better Than The Book
Over time, it has become more and more desirable for movie makers to create movies from globally popular novels. JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit is no exception. In 2012, the world had the opportunity to watch the story of Bilbo Baggins unfold on the big screen with the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. In 2013, the story continued with the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug. Since the release of these two additions to the Lord Of The Rings, there have been skepticism on whether or not the movies do the book justice. With the addition of Elves, Wizards and Orcs into the story, the experience for both fans and curious viewers has been enriched. This essay will cover why the movies not only do the book justice but also enrich the Hobbit experience.
Firstly, a group of characters that have been added into The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey that were not portrayed in the book are the Elves. Galadriel, played by Cate Blanchett, appears in scenes taking place in Rivendell. She is already present when Thorin and Company arrive, having been summoned from he home in Lothlorien by Saruman. Galadriel does not appear in novel. Although Tolkien never explicitly mentions in other other works that Galadriel ever journeyed to Rivendell, it is not reasonable to assume that she occasionally did so. Galadriel’s presence in Rivendell adds depth to the events related to Bilbo’s adventure because of her support of Gandalf's investigation of the Necromancer. Another Eleven addition is Legolas of the Woodland Realm. Orlando Bloom returns to play Legolas, an Elf who was a member of the Fellowship of the Ring in The Lord of the Rings. As the son of Thranduil, ruler of the Woodland Realm, Legolas appears among the Wood-elves who imprison Thorin & Company. Legolas is more likely to be found patrolling the forest alongside the Sylvan Elves of the Woodland Guard than in the Court of the King. He is fiercely loyal to his father...