As if the preview itself isn't awesome enough, we get Richard Armitage's singing thrown in too (swoons).
"In no way do I think I stopped commanding a spotlight. I think I travel with one." -- Johnny Weir
I half wonder if Tolkien wrote it for a mental break from the staggering amount of R&D he did for LOTR, or if he had children or grandchildren bugging him to tell them a story and as LOTR isn't exactly bedtime reading material for tots he just said "FINE, HERE, 'In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit,' are you happy now?"
Galadriel is in the film because these two Hobbit movies are part Hobbit book, part stories from the Appendicies from LotR. That's how they are able to make two movies out of One simple book.
Wheeeee Waiting for decemeber 2012
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Although Richard Armitage looks great, I always pictured Thorin to be older. I think of the Dwarves present, he's supposed to be the oldest. But nitpicking aside, I can't wait.
Finally saw the Trailer over at YouTube and...
OMG!!! IS IT DECEMBER 2012 YET!?!
Looks amazing and I had the chills running down my spine tingle producing could burst out of my skin excitement experience again that I haven't had since my first look of ROTK back in the Spring/Summer of 2003.
Can. Not. WAIT!!!
Can't wait It's like having a reunion with friends, seeing the trailer. So many great actors that are a part of this. Chills!!!
It now transpires that the movie version of The Hedgehog The Hobbit will be in three installments, not two.
Scathing Commentary in The Guardian.
I gotta say, three four-hour installments took The Lord of the Rings from to . I seriously considered walking out of The Return of the King. And, in retrospect, I should have.
Spread out over a year or not, I don't think I want to spend that much more time with Peter Jackson's version of Middle Earth.
It was such a sincere and involuntary outburst and I had to leave the theater because I burst out laughing and couldn't stop. I was in hysterics for several minutes in the hallway with a bewildered theater staff looking on. Simply unforgettable - and summed up my feelings when I first saw the picture.
As a Tolkien lover, the LOTR movies have not worn well for me. Peter Jackson changed the motivation for every single character that Tolkien created. I can't imagine he won't do the same in the Hobbit. Three movies? Not.
This time I don't intend to let myself be overwhelmed by the special effects and the art direction. Those parts of the creation of middle earth are wonderful and I give full marks to Jackson. Now, Mr. Jackson, please leave the story and the characters alone.
I didn't know there were two films being made from The Hobbit.
I am not looking forward to this as much as LOTR because it is a simpler story meant for a younger audience - but I'll excited nonetheless and will be planning to go see it well before it is released. Love Ian McKellen and anticipate another marvelous visual feast from Peter Jackson.
Thank I'll probably watch LOTR again, for the third time.