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The Hobbit Movie: Trailer, Wallpaper And Posters
The Hobbit Movie
(The titles of the both parts: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: There And Back Again)
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Epic
Directed by: Peter Jackson
The Hobbit Cast: Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Luke Evans, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage and more
The Hobbit Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien (novel), Fran Walsh (screenplay)
Release Date: December 2012, estimated time when the filming would end is March, 2012
Filmed in: New Zealand
The Hobbit is one of my favorite childhood books so when I found out that Peter Jackson is making The Hobbit movie I confess I screamed out loud in joy. It is going to be an epic fantasy adventure movie in two parts.
I like Lord Of The Rings (both movies and book) but The Hobbit was my first and most favorite of Tolkien books. It felt more simple, straightforward and action orientated than Lord Of The Rings (who felt a bit too long when I was reading it in my teens).
You can't imagine my excitement when a friend of mine in LOTRO (Lord Of The Rings Online, a mmorpg based on Tolkien lore of Middle Earth) told me that The Hobbit trailer is just released.
As far as I can tell, Peter Jackson has sticked to the Tolkien storyline in The Hobbit book.The Hobbit is a story about a young hobbit Bilbo who gets invited (well, Bilbo would say 'forced') to join the 13 dwarves who are on their quest to kill Smaug, the dragon in order to reclaim back their dwarven treasures. In the middle of their adventures in the wilderness, Bilbo meets a creature that will change not only his life but later the whole destiny of the Middle Earth - Gollum.
The Hobbit Trailer
As you see in The Hobbit movie trailer, it promises another movie in the style of Lord Of The Rings. Well, I didn't expect this to be incredibly original work with completely new style and feeling. And why would it be? The Lord Of The Rings movie trilogy was successful so The Hobbit in the same style should work, right? Hmm... It is nice in a way to see Ian McKellen as Gendalf again, Elijah Wood as Frodo, the good old gloomy Gollum. But it gives an unpleasant The Hobbit: Lord Of The Rings IV feeling. The old Hobbiton visuals, even the old costumes... God, they even have included the same soundtrack in the Hobbit trailer. I truly hope I can expect something more original in the movie and this is just to give a sneak peak.
The look of dwarves is weird. They look a lot like grownup men with short legs. Kind of funny and sad at the same time. Gimli was much better done. Not only visuals feel weird, but also the way how they are depicted in the trailer. They are portrayed as gnomes that are funny and comical. Comedy elements are always more than welcome and Peter Jackson used to make fun of Gimli (which made him so lovable character) but since the whole Hobbit movie and book are about dwarves (and of course the poor hobbit who got forced to join their adventures) I hope this won't get turned in a farce. Though again, I can't tell yet since The Hobbit Movie is not yet finished. As a Tolkien fan I am looking forward to watch it.