Yes folks, in December next year, WE RETURN TO MIDDLE-EARTH!
The trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is out, and it is the first part of what will be TWO Hobbit movies directed by none other than Peter Jackson himself:. Empire Online has an impressive breakdown of the trailer HERE (and where I got most of the pictures for this post too).
The trailer starts off with a very nostalgic piece of Middle Earth: BAG END!
I swear I almost had a tear in my eye when I heard the Hobbit theme come on. Sighh...
Fast forward a bit, and HEEEERREEE'SSS BILBO BAGGINS!
Alias Arthur Dent alias Watson.
And then Gandalf comes on and introduces the 13 dwarves who will be bringing Bilbo along on his unexpected journey:
HEEERREEE'SSSS *deep breath* Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Dwalin, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori, Ori, and Thorin Oakenshield:
After that, Thorin starts singing a very solemn Dwarven song, with the rest joining in as they sing in Bilbo's living room:
Since it's gonna be a two movie thin and The Hobbit is a very, very short book, Peter Jackson's adaptation has a lot of parts that were merely hinted at in the book, especially the part where Gandalf buggers off and leaves Bilbo with the dwarves to go fight some 'Necromancer', whom he appears to be hunting for here:
Also, Bilbo visits Rivendell, where he sees the Shards of Narsil (a.k.a. the yet to be re-forged Anduril), and Galadriel gets up close to Gandalf (don't know why though):
Oooh, speaking of swords, here's Bilbo finding Sting! Big hairy spiders not in picture.
Then there's a blur of action stuff, with Gandalf fighting some sort of demon thingy, and the dwarves coming up against the three trolls:
By the end of it all, we finally see the ONE RING, with Gandalf telling Bilbo that he can't guarantee he will come back, but if he does, he will never be the same again....
Foreboding words indeed.
So, no Barrels Out Of Bond, no Battle of The Five Armies, and no sign of Smaug anywhere. I'm guessing that the first movie probably stops with Bilbo discovering the ring in the Misty Mountains and the riddles in the dark. Still, it looks like Peter Jackson is picking up where he left off with this, which means it is gonna be one hell of a return to Middle Earth next year! WOOHOO!
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