The premiere for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey took place in New Zealand last night, and the first lucky human beings to see Martin Freeman in action as Bilbo Baggins have unveiled their first thoughts on the film. And though these Tweeters might be well-inclined to, you know, praise the movie given that they saw it first (and/or don’t want to offend Peter Jackson), we’re going to just go ahead and believe every word: they’ve been highly positive.
Here’s what X-Men‘s Bryan Singer had to say, who apparently attended the premiere:
Composer Stephen Gallager:
Hobbit premiere was excellent! Thanks all !!! Enjoyed the film very much
A man named Steven Joyce:
Another guy, “campbell”, commented on the first half somewhat negatively:
First half took forever, but the second half was awesome#hobbitnz
Somebody called Carter Nixon really loved it (enough to swear!):
I just saw and enjoyed the shit out of The Hobbit. It’s great.
Kylie Klien had more praise:
And then Seeby Woodhouse, who sounds like a Tolkien character in himself:
Peter Jackson is a f**ing legend. The hobbit was awesome. Go see it people. Support NZ like Pete does
Going by all that, then, the film is looking to meet high expectations, although we’ll have to wait for the first critical reviews to arrive to get a good idea as to how the first in the trilogy holds up. You know what the public are like – giddy and grateful. Can they be trusted? Let’s hope so, as these tweets are just about as positive as you can get.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits theatres on 14th December 2012.
Source: The Guardian