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20 September 2012  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: TheHobbit.com

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UPDATE: Further to the full trailer below, the official Hobbit website, TheHobbit.com, has released several alternate endings (four in the video below, five on the website itself) and you can check out them out below.

Then, of course, you can rewatch the main trailer after that - but you were going to do that anyway, right?

 


 

Hold onto your wizard's hats, it's Tolkien time. The first trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has halloowed its way onto the internet and it looks rather wizard.

The first part of Peter Jackson's trilogy sets the scene for the darkening mood and ever-greater perils that will beset the dwarves' journey to the Lonely Mountain over the final two instalments. Here, though, there's plenty of dwarfish joshing and merriment as Bilbo Baggins is introduced to Ori, Oin, Bombur and co. - at least until they're all temporarily squashed by an errant cave troll.

Calming things down is Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), a sober presence in the group with his eyes firmly on the prize of the golden treasure trove and a cranky dragon, or more generally the reclamation of the dwarves' homeland. And we also get a glimpse of the way in which Jackson has widened out the story, with more for Elrond and Galadriel to do than there ever was in the book (the latter wasn't even mentioned).

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be setting off from a cinema near us on December 14. The Desolation Of Smaug follows on December 13, 2013, and There And Back Again completes the story in July 2014.


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RE: New Hobbit Trailer Online
Just seen your post mate, I'll try to reply properly sometime tomorrow as it's late and I've had long day. More

Posted by My name is Legion at 00:43 on 22 September 2012 | Report This Post

RE: New Hobbit Trailer Online
Detail another couple of examples of what you thought Jackson got wrong. I recall some major issues, but i haven't seen those film for so long i can't remember anymore. More

Posted by burtbondy at 22:04 on 21 September 2012 | Report This Post

RE: New Hobbit Trailer Online
Appreciate the civil tone, but I'm sorry I really do have to make a point. No offence. I've heard the book to film translation argument countless times, and it just does not apply in this case. Now I have back up that statement. I'll be as succinct as possible. Before and after I became a "film buff" I was a voracious reader (not so much these days). Seriously, I used to go through at least three novels a week. The thing is, I read many books which have been adapted to film t More

Posted by My name is Legion at 20:29 on 21 September 2012 | Report This Post

Book Adaptation
I understand all the arguments about the film being faithful to the book but you have to consider if a direct translation would work as well as a film, a completely different medium. More

Posted by adzman at 17:24 on 21 September 2012 | Report This Post

Book Adaptation
I understand all the arguments about the film being faithful to the book but you have to consider if a direct translation would work as well as a film, a completely different medium. More

Posted by adzman at 15:56 on 21 September 2012 | Report This Post

RE: New Hobbit Trailer Online
L: Neilloc 'My name is Legion', I can't argue with you on the Mouth of Sauron scene, think PJ dropped the ball there. In fact, I could name at least a half dozen other major departures from the book, mainly in ROTK, that pissed me off too (Pippin having to trick Treebeard into realising what Saruman was up to, the dead coming to Minas Tirith, Frodo sending Sam home at Cirith Ungol etc etc). However, I do feel that 95% of the decisions they made were great, and I think you have to More

Posted by burtbondy at 10:09 on 21 September 2012 | Report This Post

I'll Rent It
The Hobbits were everything that was shit about LOTR. So we will have 3 long movie's made up of all the worsts parts of LOTR. More

Posted by burtbondy at 09:58 on 21 September 2012 | Report This Post

RE: New Hobbit Trailer Online
'My name is Legion', I can't argue with you on the Mouth of Sauron scene, think PJ dropped the ball there. In fact, I could name at least a half dozen other major departures from the book, mainly in ROTK, that pissed me off too (Pippin having to trick Treebeard into realising what Saruman was up to, the dead coming to Minas Tirith, Frodo sending Sam home at Cirith Ungol etc etc). However, I do feel that 95% of the decisions they made were great, and I think you have to appreciate certain More

Posted by Neilloc at 17:10 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

RE: New Hobbit Trailer Online
I can't be bothered with petty arguments, I've already said that Jackson did his best, it's just simply a fact that he does not understand Tolkien. Want me to prove it? OK, I only need one example, The Mouth of Sauron, at no point in the book is he described as a monster with a big, disgusting mouth. Jackson took it literally, and thought it would be "cool" to do this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK8KjVbHO9cuch more importantly, he had Aragorn lop his head off. This is the extent More

Posted by My name is Legion at 14:58 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Gollum FTW!
Looks amazing! Can't wait. I am however firmly in the cynical circle when it comes to the decision to split it into three films instead of two. A money making ploy and nowt else! More

Posted by Bad Ash at 14:57 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

Gollum FTW!
Best one, hands-down: Gollum's "Shut up!" scene. Though I'll have to stop watching trailers now... too many good scenes/jokes being spoiled. Only two months and way too many days left to go, people! Huzzah indeed. More

Posted by HighwayJoe at 14:18 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Looks brilliant!
I'm really getting annoyed at this stage with all the people who seem to have made their mind up that because they've gone for 3 movies, it's automatically a cynical exercise and therefore the movies will be rubbish. Why not wait to see the movies before deciding if it was a good decision?? Even if people don't think they should have to wait, there's a number of reasons why the argument doesn't hold up. Firstly, even if it was a studio decision, motivated by money, it doesn't mean th More

Posted by Neilloc at 13:42 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Looks brilliant!
I agree that it looks good and that the Hobbit as a book is short however having read the books and the appendices and the encyclopedias I think that there is more than enough material to do 3 films, and to the posts that say that we are not getting Tolkiens vision of the story well we arent,Tolien himself said to make the books as they are into a film was impossible so do the biographers.Most of the filling in these films will come from the appendices.I for one am looking forward to the films. More

Posted by Imrahill at 13:13 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE: Looks brilliant!
Haters gonna hate. The Appendices are a laborious read, but have plenty of material that could be awesome if interwoven with the narrative, rather than recounted after the fact. More

Posted by croninja at 13:08 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Looks brilliant!
L: croninja Yes, the book is incredibly short but he's included a huge amount of extra material from the Appendices and a whole new storyline about the Necromancer ou've never read the Appendices, have you? No need to answer, it's a rhetorical question as I can tell that you haven't. More

Posted by My name is Legion at 11:59 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

Looks brilliant!
This trailer is a dramatic improvement over the last one, with plenty of action and a lot more humour than Lord of the Rings! Epic, majestic and stirring stuff! Honestly, I can't understand all the negativity. If Jackson genuinely has enough good material to fill three movies, then why not? Yes, the book is incredibly short but he's included a huge amount of extra material from the Appendices and a whole new storyline about the Necromancer. I don't feel "ripped off" by having to pay f More

Posted by croninja at 11:46 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

Peter Jackson can fuck off
Goodwill vanished after the last 30 minutes of ROTK, and 10,427 minutes of King Kong. More

Posted by BatSpider at 10:23 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

Is it just me
Or do those prosthetics (mostly on the dwarves) look a bit.... welll... they look crap don't they? like REALLY crap. Don't get me wrong, I want this to be great, but that trailer leaves me pretty cold and the 3 films thing seems to be milking it for all its worth. Goodwill diminishing....... More

Posted by Mc Bovril at 09:59 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

it's a fucking rip-off
it is a rip off, a huge book like LOTR had a trilogy assigned to it.. and a little book like the hobbit ALSO has a trilogy to it.. it sucks. It does not need 3 films to do it justice as apart from being a smaller book it is also a very light read when compared to the LOTR books. More

Posted by scrotal at 09:14 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

Since when do trailers have alternate endings? More

Posted by Whistler at 08:45 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

RE: New Hobbit Trailer Online
I've no doubt that Jackson will once again entertain the masses. Fair play to him. However he is not truly translating Tolkien's work. Anyone who has studied and genuinely understands Tolkien's world already knows this. I do not hold it against him, he's worked hard and done his best. Can't ask for more than that, even if he has come up short. My only problem with the success of his previous adaption, and his obvious forthcoming success is that I will never see Tolkien's visio More

Posted by My name is Legion at 02:46 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

Can't go wrong!
With Jackson at the helm, the excellent Martin Freeman onboard and all of the ingredients from the Rings trilogy there is no doubt this is gonna rock! More

Posted by dannyfletch at 00:05 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

Alternate Endings
http://www.thehobbit.com/index.html#content=choose-your -moment You can use this to have 5 different endings to the new trailer. I like it, but where did the music from the previous trailer go? More

Posted by witters at 23:00 on 19 September 2012 | Report This Post

Hmmm
This trailer makes it all look a bit to clean and shiney compared to lotr trilogy, defo a whiff of harry potter cgi. More

Posted by 7eke at 22:00 on 19 September 2012 | Report This Post

Looks pretty nice. Still wish it was Tom Hollander instead of Martin Freeman though. More

Posted by Jayseph at 20:26 on 19 September 2012 | Report This Post

Watched it again...
Beginning to get in the spirit of things. Did find it amusing, at least. More

Posted by Porter at 19:07 on 19 September 2012 | Report This Post

Funny
I like the fact it's obviously has some humour. Something I always felt missing from LOTR More

Posted by adzman at 18:09 on 19 September 2012 | Report This Post

Sold indeed!
This is going to live up to the LOTR trilogy! More

Posted by olirog at 18:00 on 19 September 2012 | Report This Post

Erm...
Is it blasphemous to admit that, despite being a huge LOTR fan and general Tolkien enthusiast, this trailer left me cold. I remember when I saw FOTR trailer for the 1st time. Gave me tingles! This...didn't. Hope the film's better. More

Posted by Porter at 17:56 on 19 September 2012 | Report This Post

Sold
Looks brilliant. My cynicism is slowly being swept away. Can't wait. More

Posted by ChesterCopperpot at 15:41 on 19 September 2012 | Report This Post

This looks amazing! More

Posted by Sargan at 15:22 on 19 September 2012 | Report This Post

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