Love the trailer! 2012 is going to be a great year at the movies--right up to December when this is released!
"the Avengers", "Prometheus" & "The Dark Knight Rises" to name but a few of the 2012 highlights
@Benchman - You're an idiot. Anyone who compares this movie with the Dark Knight Rises and vice verses has to have the mental conditioning of a 5 year old. (My movie is better then your movie mentality) It is just completely uncalled for. Both The Hobbit and The Dark Knight Rises are going to be fantastic and two totally different but amazing journeys to behold for sure.
atreyu - u did know that the film is being made from the groud up IN 3D with really 3D cams ,so really there is no worry i for one just want to see it ,3D maybe not sure yet ,we have a long ways to go it not comeing out till the end of 2012 lol so its a long time there .
Yeah! How dare an artist choose to film his work in 3D and also put it out in 2D! Dammit, doesn't Hollywood get it... We do NOT want choices in this world!!! Make us watch only what you say we should watch!
I feel bad for those of you that will be forced to watch this in 3D! I hope that when they strap you into the theater seats they allow you to move a little so you are comfortable. And when they bolt the 3D glasses to your head, it doesn't hurt that bad...
I will definitely want to see this in IMAX 3D (I believe the 3D will be nothing short of spectacular) since Jackson is filming with new 3D cameras. I agree what we saw in the trailer looks familiar but hey even if this movie is half the film the LOTR trilogy was it will still be 100% better than most of the crap Hollywood puts out each year! OBTW if the LOTR's is a boring movie then I am sure you will think that Fast Five Furious Part 7 will be excellent!!!
While this won't be enough to make me adopt 3D, I can't wait to be immersed in Middle Earth again! I know Peter Jackson will do the book justice, especially since he is going to have 5+ hours to tell the Hobbit tale.
I grew up watching that Rankin-Bass animated version of The Hobbit. I have to credit that cartoon with getting me into Tolkien at a much earlier age than I would have otherwise. Even though it's admittedly a little lame and extremely dated with Glenn Yarbrough's warbly aging-flower-child folk compositions, it holds a special place in my heart. And I still kind of imagine John Huston's voice for Gandalf whenever I re-read the books.
Anyway, enough rambling. I thought it was neat of Howard Shore to tip his stylistic hat to the melody of the Misty Mountain song the dwarves sing when arriving at Bag End from the cartoon. There's definitely a distinct difference but enough was similar to bring a nostalgic smile to my face.
Look likes 2012 the year of Warner Bros. studios.
1. Journey 2.
2. Jake and giant killer.
3. Wrath of the Titans
4. The Dark Knight Rises..
5. The Hobbit....
All those will be release in IMAX format and some of them in 3D aswell.
My biggest problem is that Peter jackson is adding stuff to the films that werent even in the books... for Example Frodo and galadrial and Sauruman were never in the hobbit book. it really does make me wonder if jackson has read any of these books.. the way hes changed the original trilogy from the book was bad enough. i just dont get why he needs to bring characters in that shouldnt be in the movie
@Tshoffie The reason he isn't making the movies exactly the same as the book(s) is because books don't translate well directly to the silver screen. Parts are added/taken out because they work better for film.
@elsrik: I think it may be because, for many of the shots in the teaser, the hobbits are in the company of dwarves, who aren't much taller than hobbits. I'm sure Gandalf and any featured elves will tower over them all.
Can't fucking wait! The trailer was amazing, perfect even. Some will no doubt argue, because there are barely no action sequences at all, but I kind of like that he keeps the whole thing completely mysterious. As a matter of fact, for someone who has never read the book, this trailer might be confusing because it gives absolutely no hint at all as to what the plot of this story actually is. But for someone who has read it, this gives the chills. Howard Shore has, once again, pulled it off; that music is outstanding (and Richard Armitage has a great voice). I hope it's not some music that is in the trailer but will not be in the film, as it sometimes happens with trailers. But I suppose not, since that melody is also the melody of a song sung by the Dwarves in Bag End, which is actually part of the book. Jackson also seems to have made this story more "adult", compared to what the book is, to make it more consistent with his vision of LOTR. All this makes me happy because I was so fearing that the Dwarves in particular would be too goofy, as they are in the book (don't get me wrong, I love the book, but it's just inconsistent with LOTR). But here, they look like real badasses; they look like they could inflict some damage, though Bombur, Fili and Kili look like they might be used as comic relief - but that's okay: so were Gimli, Merry and Pippin in many cases in LOTR! My only fear? Talking animals... I still don't know how Jackson and co. will solve that one. Some - on other blogs I've read - complain that Smaug is not seen, but do not forget that this is a trailer for the first film, where Smaug will probably not appear (unless Peter Jackson chooses to show us a flashback of Smaug stealing the treasure rather than just having the company talk about it around a table in Bag End). Presumably, WETA will refine and push the design of Smaug to the very end, as they had done with both Gollum and King Kong. I wouldn't even be surprised if the trailer for "There And Back Again" gives us a slightly different Smaug than the one who ends up in the final film. And anyway, I think Jackson is right not to show him. Smaug should be the "pièce de résistance" of the very last trailer. Great tease of Gollum at the end. Looks amazing, and I am dying to see this. God, I hate all this waiting!
I forgot something. I have a question, and I hope that someone might be able to provide me with an answer. What happened to both Grant Major and, especially, Jamie Selkirk? IMDB has Dan Hennah listed as the Production Designer of this film, with some guy I've never heard of, Andy McLaren, as Art Director. I know there was some thing between Jackson and Major about the depiction of Heaven in "The Lovely Bones" a few years ago, but it was the same with Dan Hennah, and he came back. Maybe Major holds a grudge longer than Hennah? But as for Selkirk, I just don't get it! He's been Jackson's editor since way back on his first feature, "Bad Taste", released in 1987, and has edited every single Jackson film since. Then, for some unknown reason - and I've searched the web for answers to this, always in vain -, he didn't do "The Lovely Bones". And now, Jabez Olssen is listed as editor here, too. What gives?