I personally think calling the first “Hobbit” movie “An Unexpected Journey” is a bit silly, but then again, it’s probably not anymore silly than calling the second part “There and Back Again”. What is this, some drama about two aging hippies? Then again, I’m not Peter Jackson, who is the undisputed God of Middle Earth, and therefore he knows way more than I what to call his movies. That said, here’s the first teaser trailer for Jackson’s “The Hobbit Part 1: An Unexpected Journey”, starring a bunch of hobbits (duh, it’s right there in the title) and ax-wielding dwarfs. Plus, all manner of monsters and creatures and such. Take a gander, won’t you?
“The Hobbit” follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever… Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
The huge cast include Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Rob Kazinsky, Aidan Turner, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, Adam Brown, Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, Jeffrey Thomas, and Mike Mizrahi.
Go on the journey before coming back December 14, 2012.
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