It’s a good week for moviegoers everywhere. After giving us the second trailer for 2012’s most anticipated film, The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros. has gone ahead and given us another Christmas present, this time in the form of a trailer for what could be 2012’s second most anticipated film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Like The Dark Knight Rises, a trailer really can’t do this film justice, as we all know that we’re going to get an absolutely incredible movie, on all levels. Despite the somewhat troubled production of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I really do think that Peter Jackson will deliver. And if you still have doubts, do yourself a favor and go back and watch his Lord Of The Rings trilogy, it’s an absolute masterpiece.
As for the trailer, there’s really nothing to complain about, which is what I expected. Yes, it’s a bit slow and doesn’t show off much action but remember, the film is still a long ways away. What we get here is more a look at all the characters and some absolutely gorgeous shots of Middle Earth, which Jackson looks to have recreated wonderfully. Fans will notice a number of locations from the book and they all look fantastic.
Overall, I’m excited and why wouldn’t I be? With any other director I’d have some concerns but with Jackson at the helm, I literally have no worries. He knows the source material and he knows the world of Middle Earth better than anyone, except perhaps Tolkien himself. While I can see some people being let down by the trailer, I’m perfectly satisfied with what is here.
Don’t take my word for it though, check it out below and see for yourself!
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey stars Martin Freeman, Sir Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Andy Serkis, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly and Stephen Fry and will be released on December 14, 2012.
“The Hobbit” follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.
Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever … Gollum.
Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.