The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey review

Most people think that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the story of Bilbo Baggins and how he comes upon the “one ring to rule them all.” The prequel story is actually about the adventures of Bilbo and a company of dwarves determined to take back the dwarves’ home from the evil dragon Smaug and reclaim the treasure that rightfully belongs to the leader of the dwarves, Thorin Oakenshield. Thorin and the company of twelve loyal dwarves recruit the hobbit, Bilbo, at Gandalf’s request. Bilbo is naturally taken by surprise and quickly refuses because Hobbits are not people that go looking for adventure. In the end, he accepts the challenge and embarks on a journey that will change his life forever.

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Halo 4 appeals to devoted fans

Halo 4 is arguably the most anticipated video game release of the year 2012. There was a lot of excitement surrounding the game. After the former game developer, Bungie, let go of the series to 343 Industries, there were a lot of questions as to what differences would be made and if 343 would be able to satisfy the expectations of fans, appealing to what they knew and loved about the series prior. Halo 4 is the return of Master Chief, a Spartan super soldier created to fight the enemies of the futuristic human army, the UNSC. Halo 3 left off with Master Chief in a destroyed spaceship headed toward a Forerunner planet. The opening of Halo 4 begins with Master Chief’s artificial intelligence and the major supporting character to the series, Cortana, waking Chief as their ship is boarded by the enemy, alien race, the Covenant. Chief and Cortana find on the Forerunner planet, a new race of alien, and a weapon created to control and ultimately destroy entire races of beings. Naturally, Chief takes the challenge, boards the planet, and fights to prevent the enemies from taking control of the weapon.

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