What's the Difference between The Hobbit the Book and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey the Movie?


The Hobbit

Released: 1937
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Released: 2012
Director: Peter Jackson
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In the Book In the Movie
Bilbo Baggins
Bilbo Baggins
Portrayed by: Martin Freeman
Thorin Oakenshield
Thorin Oakenshield
Portrayed by: Richard Armitage
Gandalf the Grey Wizard
Gandalf the Grey Wizard
Portrayed by: Ian Mckellen
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Azog (pale orc)
Portrayed by: Manu Bennett
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Portrayed by: Orlando Bloom
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Portrayed by: many actors
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Portrayed by: Evangeline Lilly
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Portrayed by: Sylvester McCoy
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   All of the dwarves had cloaks and hats when they showed up at Bilbo's hats on the first night. The book clearly describes this part, and says how all the dwarves greeted Bilbo, hung up their cloaks and hats on the hook, and came in. Most of the dwarves don't have hats, and they don't greet him like the book describes. Some of them don't have proper cloaks.
   We do not find out how Gollum lost the ring. Gollum fights with a goblin. The ring flies from him pocket and lands on the ground.
   Bilbo sees a group of trolls and decides to sneak up on them so he can pickpocket them. He goes after the goblins because they have stolen the ponies for food and he wants to save them.
   Thorin is hostile and petty toward Bilbo. He personally doesn't believe Bilbo is cut out for the journey. He is always mocking his life back in the shire. They have several verbal battles.
   Bilbo is frightened by the Eagles. They speak to him and tell him that it is perfect day to fly. The eagles don't speak, and Bilbo mounts the back of the eagle and flys it.
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