The Hobbit Suspense Analysis

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Without Suspense, There is No Point in Watching the Movie
Watching a scene without suspense is like a five year old watching a chess match. It’s a waste of time! The Hobbit ,written by J.R.R. Tolkien, is about a little hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, who joins a wizard, Gandalf, and thirteen dwarves on an adventure to win back the gold that the evil dragon, Smaug, stole from the dwarves long ago. Gandalf explains how they would have to pass through many complications to reach this dragon, and one complication takes place in the chapter “Riddles in the Dark” when Bilbo had to get through the goblin cave without the help of Gandalf or the dwarves. As he tries to find his way out, he ran into an unusual creature named Gollum who challenges him to a riddle game, and if Gollum wins the game, he has the privilege to eat Bilbo, but if Bilbo wins then Gollum has to show Bilbo the way out. Gollum decides to try and kill Bilbo by using a magic ring that will make him invisible, but little did he know that Bilbo actually has the ring thanks to luck. In 2012, Peter Jackson remade this chapter, making many changes, into a scene in the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Two major changes that were made in the movie was the way Gollum was portrayed (making him more relatable), and the way Bilbo escaped the from the goblin's cave. The book uses suspenseful tones and moods to keep the readers
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Although it was humorous and creative, it was less entertaining because it was predictable. For example, when Bilbo had to get out of the cave his only complication was the crack (which was located earlier than in the book) which he got through so the audience knew he would make it out alive. Whereas in the novel he had to get through the goblins and the crack (which was in a less convenient place than in the

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