The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey trailer

Still can't believe that there will be three movies, but at least it looks good. . .

7 commentaires:

Cursed Armada said...

Ye of little faith!!! I just hope the comic relief isn't too heavy on this one... I loved the slow motion depressing scenes in TLOTR trilogy.

Xenophon said...

I too find it hard to believe that they milked this into a trilogy. Greed knows no bounds...

I know it's cheesy, but I still love the Rankin-Bass animated version. Had the album as a kid and John Houston doing Gandalf's recitation always gave me chills.

Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To seek the pale enchanted gold.

The dwarves of yore made mighty spells,
While hammers fell like ringing bells
In places deep, where dark things sleep,
In hollow halls beneath the fells.

For ancient king and elvish lord
There many a gloaming golden hoard
They shaped and wrought, and light they caught
To hide in gems on hilt of sword.

On silver necklaces they strung
The flowering stars, on crowns they hung
The dragon-fire, in twisted wire
They meshed the light of moon and sun.

Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away, ere break of day,
To claim our long-forgotten gold.

Goblets they carved there for themselves
And harps of gold; where no man delves
There lay they long, and many a song
Was sung unheard by men or elves.

The pines were roaring on the height,
The winds were moaning in the night.
The fire was red, it flaming spread;
The trees like torches biased with light,

The bells were ringing in the dale
And men looked up with faces pale;
The dragon's ire more fierce than fire
Laid low their towers and houses frail.

The mountain smoked beneath the moon;
The dwarves, they heard the tramp of doom.
They fled their hall to dying -fall
Beneath his feet, beneath the moon.

Unknown said...

Looking forward to it, and I think they slipped in the cameos by Galadriel and Elrond in well enough that it didn't look too jarring. Can't wait!

Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom

Anonymous said...

As long as its good I wont complain.

MethodInTheMythos said...

It looks really well shot, but again, why on earth three films? The majority of the book's narrative got presented in the trailer. How on earth they're going to stretch it without making the whole thing seem contrived is what bothers me.

I know they're going with the line of "the book's not the whole story" (show in previous trailers, not this one) which is basically giving themselves licence to add stuff to Tolkien's narrative whenever they feel like it, but is there really multiple films in the Hobbit? I'm hugely sceptical.

Shawn said...

This comes up in every single post any time a new trailer comes out, and it's really getting annoying. I don't feel like going in depth here, but the gist of making three movies is that while the Hobbit has a singular storyline, there is a metric buttload of other story that happens offscreen during the events of the Hobbit, most prominently the story of the first Council, and the entire Necromancer arc.

Gandalf _constantly_ disappears throughout the course of the Hobbit, and while the book itself does a poor job of explaining what he's doing and where he's going, the various appendices and ancillary material flesh out a ton of his story. Tolkien wrote a lot. A lot. Making it three movies isn't a stretch by any means.

Unknown said...

Same... hard to understand how they can do 3 movies out from a book of around 200pp while they did 3 movies with 3 books of 600pp.

But as someone else said, if it's good, it's alright. Good fantasy movies are quite rare.