5 Rid­dles In The Dark

The Hob­bit: An Un­ex­pected Jour­ney

SFX - - Greatest middle-earth moments -

The one good thing about th­ese trilo­gies be­ing made the wrong way around is that by the time Andy Serkis had to film the scenes in which Gollum rid­dles with Bilbo – his de­but, in other words – the tech­nol­ogy bring­ing the lit­tle stinker to life had reached sub­lime lev­els, mak­ing it a stu­pen­dous achieve­ment by all in­volved. It’s here, prob­a­bly more than any­where else, that Tolkien’s books come most to life, as Free­man is Bilbo and Serkis is Gollum and the rid­dles are as en­tic­ing as they were when we read the book as nip­pers.

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