The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey has Some Unexpected Thrills, Say its Stars

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Peter Jackson's long awaited adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit has already graced screens in New Zealand, but ahead of its North American and British release over the next two days, the stars have given some hints of the exciting scenes to come.

"There are some really good [scenes] in the first one," Martin Freeman, who plays Bilbo Baggins told MTV News of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. "I find it rather thrilling, but I'm looking forward to the other biggies, the battle being one, Smaug of course. Smaug is going to be great." And Freeman was quick to make sure people don't get distracted from his titular character, as Benedict Cumberbatch threatens to dominate as Smaug. "Don't give Benedict any more f---ing credit," Freeman joked. "Somehow, 'The Hobbit' still ends up being about some f---ing jerk."

Andy Serkis, who reprises his popular turn as Gollum, has also been doing some work behind the camera, directing action scenes for Peter Jackson. "Obviously the Battle of the Five Armies is going to be [great]," Serkis said, adding that they have yet to film that particular sequence. "We just started getting into it because of the change making it into three movies. We had to sort of hang on to [film] that. That is going to be extraordinary, don't you think? There are the barrels, there's a ton of stuff."


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