Trailer Thoughts: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


In the second highly-anticipated film trailer of the week (there will be at least three), we get our first look at the first of two films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Ring's predecessor The Hobbit, again directed by Peter Jackson.

Even though the Lord of the Rings films are only a decade , this trailer definitely uses the nostalgia factor to market the film.  Not only is the familiar score used, but we see many familiar faces (and one very familiar voice) from the Lord of the Rings films.

(from the UK version of The ) leads the cast as Bilbo Baggins and he seems to do a fine job at .   returns of Gandalf, who recruits Bilbo to go on a quest with a group of 13 dwarves (all of whom are introduced in this trailer).  The trailer doesn't go too much into the story, though there is plenty of breathtaking scenery (and a few battle scenes).

The original novel has been expanded into two films, which are expected to help tie the story with The Lord of the Rings.  We get a peak of this in the trailer, with and in a bookend scene, as well  as Galadriel.  Then of course, there is the familiar voice of as Gollum.

It's a that we have to wait a full year to check this film out on December 19, , but I'm sure it will be worth the wait.

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