Watch: Brand New Trailer For ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

Watch: Brand New Trailer For 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

Hey guys, have you put in your order for your Bilbo and Frodo Baggins birthday cakes? As you might be aware, Saturday, September 22, marks both of their birthdays, but even if you forgot about them, they haven’t forgotten about you, and a brand-new present for Tolkien fans in the midst of Tolkien Week has arrived with, a brand-new trailer for Peter Jackson‘s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”

The first installment of what will now be a trilogy, Tolkien’s slim volume gets expanded thanks to other additional material to create a series that presumably will link up with “The Lord Of The Rings” to create one of the biggest epic sagas of all time. Martin Freeman stars as Bilbo in a story that will see him journey with a gang of pals to the Lonely Mountain, to reclaim treasure that is being guarded by the vicious dragon Smaug (played by Benedict Cumberbatch). As we already know, that creature pretty much won’t be appearing until the second film, the newly titledThe Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug.”

So the big question: is this already much shorter story being stretched too thin? Has Peter Jackson nailed the lighter tone of “The Hobbit” or is it too goofy? Does part one have enough compelling narrative to make it worthy of a standalone? Did any of this convince you to see it in 48fps or 3D? Weigh in below.

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” arrives on December 14th, with faces new and old bringing you back to Middle Earth.

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Archer Slyce

Kristin Thomson did an GREAT article on her blog … honesty I was among the skeptic as far as the "three hobbits conundrum" goes but I'm having second thoughts : http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/2012/09/20/a-hobbit-is-chubby-but-is-he-padded/ @NICOLE thanks for the head(s)-up(s)…

Lincoln

Looking pretty good. Sadly, we'll only get to see Smaug's eye in this installment. And I approve of the goofy feel. The Hobbit was much more lighthearted than LOTR and this keeps that feeling, though there are moments of darkness. My one question for everyone: We are getting extra story here, stuff from Tolkien's (to borrow a Star Wars term) expanded universe. So, the guy in the sledge and in the cabin: Is that a (massively miniaturized) Beorn or Tom Bombadil, who didn't show up in LOTR?

Foulksy

Can't believe how many trolls are commenting – and I don't mean the stoney types.

Never mind – I'm sure there will be another Twighlight movie along to make you all happy

Nolan

The feeling I get watching these trailers is similar to the feeling I got watching trailers for that recent Spiderman reboot. Something along the lines of, "didn't I just watch this movie a few years ago?" I mean, this is naturally going to feel a lot like LOTR, and I suppose I can't fault it for that, but it just seems redundant.

Archer Slyce

Am I the only one to care about spiders, one of my favorite moments in the book (plus remember how killer Shelob was in th LOTR)… well it seems they'll be in the second movie (after the warg attack I guess ? Gosh it's been years since I read Bilbo. I don't remember anything about a "giant" thingy either ?!). PS: Is this Tom Bombadil talking with a hedgehog ?

A

I just want to see how Smaug will look like… WETA… don't let us down.

Lupe

this doesn't impress me, but that's only because I've watched LOTR years before. Though Martin Freeman disappoint me little bit, but I won't tire myself by hating the movie before watching it at all. Hold your horses, people!

Farhana

I'm looking forward to this! Whether it's good or bad, I'll wait until I've watched it to decide! Plus, I've missed Middle Earth. It'll be nice to see it portrayed with a more lighthearted atmosphere.

But I will have to re-read the book – it's been over 10 years and my memory of the story has gotten rusty. Anyone know when it's out?

jbean

yikes…this looks terrible

Kate

Hear Blanchett out-Jolie Jolie in Alexander : her Middle Earth accent is priceless !

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