This week is Tolkien week, and that means the excruciatingly long wait for the new trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is finally over. That’s right, the trailer that was once rumored to hit back in July is finally here for our viewing pleasure.
For those who don’t know, Tolkien week is named such because of September 22nd, better known as Hobbit Day, the birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. This year’s Tolkien week holds extra significance since the 21st marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit.
The first trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey dropped in December of 2011, and ever since fans have been chomping at the bit for a glimpse of new footage from the film. Peter Jackson gave the disappointing news at Comic Con that no trailer would be seen all summer, but that fans could expect one in September.
Well, September is finally here, and I must say this trailer was well worth the wait. We get a lot more of the story, and some absolutely incredible footage. In particular, the landscapes are yet again breathtaking, as beautiful as The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy.
The Hobbit is Bilbo’s story, and the trailer captures that extremely well, meaning the film probably will too. We get to see his extreme apprehensiveness about going on the adventure, and also a fair bit of Gandalf speaking to others about Bilbo.
Another highlight of the trailer is more interaction with Gollum. The first trailer teased that cave scene a bit, but this one lets us see an actual conversation between Bilbo and both of Gollum’s personalities.
It’s also a pleasant relief to have something to report about on the film besides Frames Per Second news. The technology has just served to distract from the big screen debut of one of the greatest fantasy stories of all time and I’m glad that we finally have some positive news to bring you.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits the big screen on December 14th, 2012, with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continuing the trilogy on December 13th, 2013, and the conclusion, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, opening July 18th, 2014.
Check out the trailer below and share your thoughts in the comments section below.