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Trailer Watch: The Hobbit teaser

In December 2012, Peter Jackson goes back to well with the first of the two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Hobbit.

As trailers go, it isn’t terribly exciting, although there’s a healthy amount of footage, a song, a whole bunch of dwarves, Gollum, and even Frodo (in a framing sequence, of course). It all looks and sounds pretty much like Lord of the Rings all over again, but with somewhat smaller stakes — at least in this first part. And while that’s sure to please the most ardent fans of the trilogy, as someone who enjoyed but never really fell in love with them, it didn’t really stir up any strong impressions in me. (I was one of the few who’d hoped Guillermo del Toro would direct these, as he’d have brought something new to the equation, but alas.)

But… I’m sure the faithful will love it, and I’m happy for them.

So… what did you think?

6 Responses to “Trailer Watch: The Hobbit teaser”

  1. Denis Hamilton says:

    Completely agree with your comments above – main draw card for me is Martin Freeman; that guy is a very cool actor.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Personally I can’t wait! But there’s a little part of me that’s lived in Middle Earth since long, long before they started making the films. Loved the LOTR trilogy (apart from a few places where the storyline deviated wildly from the books) and I’ll be happy to immerse myself in it all once again.

  3. Raven says:

    My boyfriend and I lost our minds when we saw this trailer lol, we fangasmed in unison

  4. Khtabu says:

    Guillermo Del Toro?…that’d have been awesome if he had directed it! But…this one is good too :)

  5. maybe they can get him for the second movie. lol but is it still possible?