The complete Hobbit guide

The 13 dwarf stars of The Hobbit. Photo/supplied
The 13 dwarf stars of The Hobbit. Photo/supplied

When JRR Tolkien wrote The Hobbit he created a world of almost overwhelming scale and a vast and varied cast of characters.

That complexity can make watching the movie adaptions of Middle-earth stories a slightly mind-boggling experience.

Here is our guide to the characters and locations in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, ahead of its premiere today in Wellington.

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