We’ve seen tons of footage and several trailers for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but this is by far Peter Jackson and Warner Brothers’ most grand look yet at Middle Earth. So much is shown in this trailer that you might want to think twice before seeing it. With the previews released earlier this year and the behind the scenes footage released from thehobbitblog.com, I feel like I’ve seen a part of every key scene of the film. Will I see it anyway? Of course! But you have to consider at some point it’s time to stop watching previews–to save some awe for the first actual viewing in the theater–and “get on with the release already”. Still the sweeping vistas, and grand, epic, classic imagery will be enough to whet your appetite for now.
This new trailer had been discussed with a lot of buzz in the past few weeks. It is released as part of the 75th anniversary of the release of the novel The Hobbit. Here it is:
And if you need an excuse to buy or make a cake, why not celebrate Hobbit Day this Saturday, September 22. It marks the shared birthdays of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. Bilbo and Frodo were both said to be born on the same day of different years, Bilbo in the year 2890 and Frodo in the year of 2968 in the Third Age (and for real diehard Hobbit fans, 1290 and 1368, respectively, in Shire-reckoning, the Hobbit calendar).
December 14, 2012 is the release date for the first of three movie installments for The Hobbit. Just over three months to actually go back and read the book!