I want to go to there…
Happy Wednesday, fellow nerds, geeks and devotees of pop cultural badassery – there’s a new “Hobbit” trailer online. Fire up the download accelerator of your choice and get stuck in.
“Quick – look enigmatic, the camera’s on…”
I’m not sure that it will quell the grumpy dismissal of hardcore Tolkien scholars, but for those of us who just want to get lost in Peter Jackson’s vision of Middle Earth for a few more hours, this two minutes and 31 second trailer will fill your face with fantasy eye candy quite agreeably.
So, when do I get to on holiday to Rivendell, then?
Action, comedy, spectacle, short people, trolls, orc-type dudes, Andy Serkis‘ famous alter-ego and New Zealand will enthrall your eyes and make you count the days until the middle of December, when this first salvo in the new trilogy opens (and hopefully answers some questions about which sofa they’ve found the rest of the story down the back of…).
Not going to lie, I'm indecently excited to see this next December...
In what has apparently become the week of the year when the movie studios unleash all of their biggest movie trailers at once – Bam! “The Dark Knight Rises”! Bam! “Prometheus”! Bam! “Wrath of the Titans”! – New Line, MGM and Warner Brothers have now thrown the first teaser trailer for the first part of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of “The Hobbit” into the mix.
So, small fry, then.
It's Ash - run away! Sorry, wrong returning, nerd-bait, 2012 franchise entry...
Though it would have been intriguing to see what once-incumbent director Guillermo Del Toro did with the Tolkien source material (he does get a credit, per the contractuals at the end of the trailer), this first look does a lot to establish that it’s poetic that Jackson gets to return to the worlds he so convincingly realised on film in partnership with Phillipa Boyens and Fran Walsh – it just looks and feels right.
Anybody else want to up sticks and move to Hobbiton?
There’s just the right balance in this teaser between story and visual candy – much of it is scene-setting stuff with Gandalf assembling his collection of Dwarves and other Middle Earthians (amazingly, the WordPress browser spell-check informs that ‘Earthian’ isn’t a word. Who’d’ve thunk it?) with the odd blink-and-miss-it battle with trolls chucked into the mix.
I'm no scholar of the "Rings", but that looks like Sting to me.
The first film opens on December 14th 2012 with part two, “There and Back Again” following a whole bloody year later. Give them to me, now – project them directly into my waiting eye holes!