So “The Hobbit” is heading into the holiday weekend with a bit of dark cloud over it, as they the studio faces a lawsuit from the Tokien estate, while the filmmakers battle charges of improper animal care on the set. But here’s a little something to remind the nerd in all of us that a big, epic treat is right around the corner, that will take quickly put the legal papers and accusations behind it.
Some clever person on the interwebs, perhaps with too much time on his or her hands, has put together a whopping seven minute preview for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” combining all the footage from the official trailers and TV spots into chronological order. If anything, it emphasizes that we’ll likely spend as much time banging around Bag End, as we will on the Lonely Mountain hunting Smaug, with enough pratfalls and songs for all.
Anyway, give it a whirl below. ‘An Unexpected Journey’ opens quite expectedly on December 14th. [Vulture]