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  1. a

    Cool! That looks even better than I imagined it would.

  2. A

    Soon, but not soon enough.

  3. Tell me about it – gonna be a long year. That trailer is sublimely good.

  4. g

    I've been a fan of LOTR ever since I raided my father's bookshelf and pulled down "the Hobbit" during my teens, so you can quite imagine how much I've been waiting for this movie. Can hardly wait to watch Gandalf back in action on the silver screen. If they do it right, the big battle at the end of the book has the potential to even upstage the battle at Helm's Deep in Two Towers as my favorite battle in the LOTR movie franchise. It's gonna be one veeerrry long year indeed…

  5. Z

    That will be one long movie if they make it in one part! The book isn't that long, but it has so many great visual events that it will take up some time, unless they for some strange reason cuts out the good parts.

  6. g

    @ZnailIf I'm not mistaken, its gonna be a 2 movies, the first coming out next December while the 2nd one will probably come out the following December.

  7. Yep, they're splitting into two parts. They should be able to thoroughly adapt it, and even add some material (which PJ is doing).

  8. s

    Of all the "geeky" places I go this post was where I saw this trailer mentioned first. :)

    The Hobbit holds a special place in my heart. I bought the book at my school's book fair when I was in the third grade after seeing the Rankin/Bass animated version of The Hobbit. I loved it so much I bought LOTR next and spent most of fourth grade reading LOTR. And it went from there; its fair to say that if it wasn't for the Hobbit, I probably wouldn't be here typing this :) .

  9. Heh, happy to hear I was first, Steelbound. I try and be a full-service geek stop.

  10. T

    I'm a little apprehensive about this mainly because it looks like it'll be a bit darker than The Hobbit really needs to be. I seem to remember that book being a mostly light-hearted adventure story (with, granted, a few dark moments) in contrast to the epic of LotR. Of course, it looks like a good movie in its own right, so if I want the Hobbit I read as a kid I could always just go back and re-read it…

  11. M

    This made me feel like rewatching LotR.

    Like The Kenosha Kid, I remember The Hobbit being a more light-hearted story and probably aimed at a younger audience. The trailer does indeed look more serious than the book but from what I can tell it still keeps a good amount of light-heartedness while still giving off epic vibes so you won't hear me complaining.

    So, should we expect a review once you get to watch it? 😉

  12. The Hobbit is definitely a lighter, more whimsical book and it does look like PJ will be highlighting the darker aspects. But I'm still looking forward to it.

    I will definitely review it as soon as it's released!

  13. Z

    The Hobbit is about as dark and serious as The Lord of the Ring series, but it's kind of a dual story going on at the same time. We have the wars, monsters, dragons etc going on at one side, while Bilbo is mostly being fairly well protected, ignorant and having a nice trip most of the time with some adventures on the side. It's intentional as the idea is for it to be a fairy tale you can read to a child while glossing over the scary bits, but the deep story providing some enjoyment for the parent reading it. But as a movie so will the scary bits be fairly obvious so it wont be much of a child movie I think.

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