First things first, here it is!
A new word needs to be created… “The Hobbit” trailer has been released, and it is beyond what ‘mega’ and ‘epic’ could ever cover.
The trailer gives us a moderately HUGE glance into a new world, before the darkness of Sauron envelopes most of the land, while still keeping very true to the previous Lord Of The Rings Trilogy films. The LOTR trilogy brought us vast scenes of the natural New Zealand landscapes, and a few digitally enhanced scenes, but still relatively natural looking for the storyline. The Hobbit trailer is showing some magnificently empowering scenes of hope and courage (the sunset/sunrise scenes are indescribable), along with the dark troubled path that must be traversed. Of course, there is the epic journey, and probably lots of walking and fleeing, which would be sure to showcase those brilliant landscape shots again. The greens still pop in the forest, and the light filters through windows just perfectly. Fav shot: Galadriel and Gandalf on the cliff.
The Hobbit looks like it’s also going to be true to the previous symphonic soundtrack and haunting songs. The a-cappella bit sends shivers down the spine. Of course, you can’t really skimp on anything after the success of the Trilogy.
The cast is top notch, as well. Martin Freeman (The Office-UK, Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy) is the young Bilbo who goes on the treacherous journey, accompanied by Ian McKellen, reprising the role of Gandalf. With them go the Dwarves, and if we learned anything from Gimli, this bunch looks like the source of the comic relief, as well.
We do have to wait almost a whole year before The Unexpected Journey is released, but on the bright side, you can catch it before the “end of time” next year.
The Hobbit will be split into two movies: The Unexpected Journey (2012) and There And Back Again (2013).
What are your thoughts on the trailer?