Video: America’s got a fee-vah and the only prescription is more “Hobbit” trailers

posted at 8:11 pm on September 19, 2012 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate. The first trailer, released nine months ago, was a quick look at Hobbitville or whatever it’s called, presumably because that’s most of what Peter Jackson had shot to that point. Nine months later, you’re finally getting a look at the full sweep of the trilogy. LOTR isn’t my cup of tea, but I may go see it purely for the photography and F/X. If there’s a better-looking series of films ever made, I don’t know what it is.


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Who is the Master and who is the Apprentice?

Definitely Obama/Biden.

Oh, wait……..sorry wrong movie series.

PappyD61 on September 19, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Hobbiton, not Hobbitville — just sayin’

WashingtonsWake on September 19, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Well, why not, Sauron Obama is currently residing in Mordor on the Potomac.

SWalker on September 19, 2012 at 8:18 PM

I recently read each “Lord of the Rings” book after seeing each film. I enjoyed both the movies and the books immensely.

Is “The Hobbit” worth my time to read?

aunursa on September 19, 2012 at 8:19 PM

BTW, it looks awesome.

Can’t wait to celebrate the defeat of the DOTUS, be done with the semester and be ready to enjoy the holidays with the little hobbitses.

PappyD61 on September 19, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Where’s Smaug?

Jon0815 on September 19, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Oh, and I must say, it looks frightfully good… ;)

SWalker on September 19, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Is “The Hobbit” worth my time to read?

aunursa on September 19, 2012 at 8:19 PM

A bit more light than the LOTR…It’s like a long short story…

Gotta read it though…

BigWyo on September 19, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Orcs to riot in 3, 2, 1 . . .

rbj on September 19, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Is “The Hobbit” worth my time to read?

aunursa on September 19, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Oh absolutely… It’s great… ;)

SWalker on September 19, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Was super excited about the movie.
Not so excited about the trilogy.

12thMonkey on September 19, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Looking forward to some good times, good times. :)

Lucky Pierre on September 19, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Where’s Smaug?

Jon0815 on September 19, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Really interested to see how they’re gonna handle that…

Of course we ain’t gonna see him for another year…or two…

BigWyo on September 19, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Hobbitville

HOBBITON, THE SHIRE, you cretin!

I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udûn!

Axe on September 19, 2012 at 8:23 PM

“If there’s a better-looking series of films ever made, I don’t know what it is.”

FANTASIA

Varchild on September 19, 2012 at 8:23 PM

I thought it was the Shire. At least that is where Bilbo lives right? I neighborhood in Hobbiton.

southernms on September 19, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Bloody Sackville-Bagginses.

Axe on September 19, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Was super excited about the movie.
Not so excited about the trilogy.

12thMonkey on September 19, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Indeed..they cram LOTR into 3 movies, cut a whole gob of stuff to get there…

And now they’re gonna take a third of the material and balloon that into 3 movies…which probably won’t be that bad…but the 3 year wait eats it….

BigWyo on September 19, 2012 at 8:26 PM

FANTASIA

Varchild on September 19, 2012 at 8:23 PM

U crazy.

Axe on September 19, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Oh my gosh, that looks good! I’ve been a big fan of the books for years, and the movies haven’t disappointed!

squint on September 19, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Orcs to riot in 3, 2, 1 . . .

rbj on September 19, 2012 at 8:22 PM

*snicker*

BigWyo on September 19, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Is “The Hobbit” worth my time to read?

aunursa on September 19, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Quite good. Completely different flavor than LOTR series. If you are into fantasy, it’s a good read.

AZfederalist on September 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

FANTASIA

Varchild on September 19, 2012 at 8:23 PM

U crazy.

Axe on September 19, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Well, FANTASIA qualifies as a “SERIES” since a sequal was done in 1999 called FANTASIA (2000). First film done in 1940.

Varchild on September 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

aunursa on September 19, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Yes. Definitely. If you enjoyed the others, you’ll enjoy ‘The Hobbit’.

thatsafactjack on September 19, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Well, FANTASIA qualifies as a “SERIES” since a sequal was done in 1999 called FANTASIA (2000). First film done in 1940.

Varchild on September 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

But, I don’t think you have to be wasted to enjoy The Hobbit or LOTR.

Fallon on September 19, 2012 at 8:32 PM

CANNOT WAIT!!! Only a little excited, I guess…

txmomof6 on September 19, 2012 at 8:32 PM

“The Silmarillion”, too cool.

thatsafactjack on September 19, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Well, FANTASIA qualifies as a “SERIES” since a sequal was done in 1999 called FANTASIA (2000). First film done in 1940.

Varchild on September 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

-_-

Axe on September 19, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Well, why not, Sauron Obama is currently residing in Mordor on the Potomac.

SWalker on September 19, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Melkor Soros?

Serious fan here.
Read them all at least twice.
Will read them again.
Jackson could make this a crappy Saturday morning cartoon and I’d still be drooling.

OTTO on September 19, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Axe on September 19, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Vita Sackville-Bagginses, er…West ?

thatsafactjack on September 19, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Quite good. Completely different flavor than LOTR series. If you are into fantasy, it’s a good read.

AZfederalist on September 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

The Hobbit is my favorite of them all.

roy_batty on September 19, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Is “The Hobbit” worth my time to read?

aunursa on September 19, 2012 at 8:19 PM

I read it to my eight year old boy ten years ago.
Best thing I ever did for bonding. Better even than Legos.

OTTO on September 19, 2012 at 8:38 PM

America’s got a fee-vah and the only prescription is more “Hobbit” trailers

What? Not Vatican-provided contraception to law school sluts in line to make $160K/year??? What’s wrong with this nation???

Happy Nomad on September 19, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Jackson could make this a crappy Saturday morning cartoon and I’d still be drooling.

OTTO on September 19, 2012 at 8:35 PM

ROTFLMAO… I hear ya…. ;)

SWalker on September 19, 2012 at 8:41 PM

I read it to my eight year old boy ten years ago.
Best thing I ever did for bonding. Better even than Legos.

OTTO on September 19, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Legos are evil. Ask anyone who has felt their bite when walking barefoot across a darkened room at 3am. And it isn’t the big ones that will get you.

Happy Nomad on September 19, 2012 at 8:43 PM

The final battle between w the Dwarves, Elves, Men and Orcs is going to be awesome.

Bobby Maurice on September 19, 2012 at 8:46 PM

If John McCain is correct, this is the movie where the Tea Party got their start.

I hope we prevent Obama from even getting the d&mn ring in this one.

LetsBfrank on September 19, 2012 at 8:47 PM

“Hobbitville.” It’s like … I mean … Here’s Bilbo’s address, for SOME PEOPLE.

Mr. Bilbo Baggins, Bag End, Hobbiton, in the Shire

Axe on September 19, 2012 at 8:48 PM

I would be super excited but, I am a little worried though. Somehow they broke up The Hobbit which is one book into 3 movies. And its the shortest of Tolkien books.

That means ALL the songs that are in the book will be in the movie. At least Jackson has track record and won’t be as bad as the 70′s version…or will it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj2ZaOcNpIw

Lance Murdock on September 19, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Legos are evil. Ask anyone who has felt their bite when walking barefoot across a darkened room at 3am. And it isn’t the big ones that will get you.

Happy Nomad on September 19, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Preciousssss Legossss

OTTO on September 19, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Wow. It took 3 comments for the analogies between the movie and the Obama administration to show up.

I like.

22044 on September 19, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Axe on September 19, 2012 at 8:48 PM

But the important thing is that Otho Sackville-Baggins never took control of Bag End. Lobelia got it… but that’s another thing altogether. :)

thatsafactjack on September 19, 2012 at 8:53 PM

I recently read each “Lord of the Rings” book after seeing each film. I enjoyed both the movies and the books immensely.

Is “The Hobbit” worth my time to read?

aunursa on September 19, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Tolkien wrote The Hobbit as a children’s book, so you might not like it as much as LOTR. It’s written at a much lower reading level than LOTR and there are a lot more silly poems and songs. But if you want all the details of Bilbo finding the ring and some of the history behind LOTR you should read it.

I would highly recommend The Silmarillion and Lost Tales if you need a Tolkien fix. Both were compiled and published posthumously by his son Christopher from his previously unpublished work.

Walter Sobchak on September 19, 2012 at 8:54 PM

I’m kind of disappointed in the costumes for the dwarves. They seem lacking somehow.

Warner Todd Huston on September 19, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Legos are evil. Ask anyone who has felt their bite when walking barefoot across a darkened room at 3am. And it isn’t the big ones that will get you.

Happy Nomad on September 19, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Preciousssss Legossss

OTTO on September 19, 2012 at 8:53 PM

BWAHAHAH…. One Lego to rule them all, One Lego to find them, One Lego to bring them all and in the darkness bind them…

SWalker on September 19, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Mr. Bilbo Baggins, Bag End, Hobbiton, in the Shire

Axe on September 19, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Funny, just like CNN and the not so good very bad maker of the recent ‘blasphemous’ film or Spike Lee and the other George Zimmerman.

LetsBfrank on September 19, 2012 at 8:56 PM

I just hope they don’t “Jar Jar” this movie, the corny ending of this trailer made me grimace.

Bishop on September 19, 2012 at 8:59 PM

That means ALL the songs that are in the book will be in the movie. At least Jackson has track record and won’t be as bad as the 70′s version…or will it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj2ZaOcNpIw

Lance Murdock on September 19, 2012 at 8:48 PM

There was a lot that went on at that time in Middle Earth “history” that wasn’t in the book. You saw Galadriel in the trailer for instance, and she wasn’t in the book at all. But she and Gandalf drove Sauron out of Mirkwood at the same time Bilbo was having his adventure. So there’s a lot in the movie that wasn’t in the book.

Walter Sobchak on September 19, 2012 at 9:01 PM

I just hope they don’t “Jar Jar” this movie, the corny ending of this trailer made me grimace.

Bishop on September 19, 2012 at 8:59 PM

What? Bad memories of your Binky Bishop? ;p

SWalker on September 19, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Me, I’m waiting for the October release of the blockbuster-to-be, Obama, Lord of the Tingles.

TXUS on September 19, 2012 at 9:04 PM

BWAHAHAH…. One Lego to rule them all, One Lego to find them, One Lego to bring them all and in the darkness bind them…

SWalker on September 19, 2012 at 8:55 PM

BWAHAHA right back!

Off to bed.
Got get to early again.
The 47% can’t survive without me.
Nite.

OTTO on September 19, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Going to take alot of flak for this, but I predict it will not actually be released. The bloodfued between Jackson and the Tolkien family is strong, and I suspect something bad will happen.

nobar on September 19, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Vita Sackville-Bagginses, er…West ?

thatsafactjack on September 19, 2012 at 8:37 PM

I … don’t know. If I understood you. :) I might not have. But damn. Nerd cred diminished. I need it too.

But the important thing is that Otho Sackville-Baggins never took control of Bag End. Lobelia got it… but that’s another thing altogether. :)

thatsafactjack on September 19, 2012 at 8:53 PM

But by then, she was quite different, so it was OK. :)

Ah, good times.

That some people can’t remember. Bet they could tell you where Harry Potter went to school, but you know. That’s important.

Axe on September 19, 2012 at 9:06 PM

I just hope they don’t “Jar Jar” this movie, the corny ending of this trailer made me grimace.

Bishop on September 19, 2012 at 8:59 PM

What? Bad memories of your Binky Bishop? ;p

SWalker on September 19, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Pretty sure they will bore us for 1 hour straight by giving us the “Silmarilon” (Did I even spell that correctly?) before they get around to BILBO.

Seriously, I read 2 whole pages of the SILMARILON and then threw the thing in the garbage.

Varchild on September 19, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Walter Sobchak on September 19, 2012 at 9:01 PM

I guess…but I feel there is going to be a whole lot of singing nonetheless.

Lance Murdock on September 19, 2012 at 9:13 PM

I’ve watched three times so far…

God I can’t wait for this movie!

GadsdenRattlers on September 19, 2012 at 9:13 PM

There was a lot that went on at that time in Middle Earth “history” that wasn’t in the book. You saw Galadriel in the trailer for instance, and she wasn’t in the book at all. But she and Gandalf drove Sauron out of Mirkwood at the same time Bilbo was having his adventure. So there’s a lot in the movie that wasn’t in the book.

Walter Sobchak on September 19, 2012 at 9:01 PM

He’s done as well as anyone could have done, so far, I think. I could forgive everything in his LOTR, anyway, even the egregious. I’m not feeling all that guarded. If he’s going to back-fill The Hobbit with the same back-fill that Tolkien himself used in LOTR, I can live with that. But the contrast, the different feels of the younger one and the older one and everything — that will be gone. They’ll all, the whole sequence, have a similar feel, and he probably wants that.

Have to wait ten years for a new director and a new stand-alone Hobbit to get the playful, goofy elves, and the not-particularly “unfallen” King — some of the other differences.

Just talking.

Axe on September 19, 2012 at 9:15 PM

The Silmarrilion is actually a fantastic. You just need to go slow. So are The Lost Tales. Jackson is using some of the Appendix snippets to fill in the blanks and I think he’s going to borrow from the Lost Tales as well.

GadsdenRattlers on September 19, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Is “The Hobbit” worth my time to read?

aunursa on September 19, 2012 at 8:19 PM

The Hobbit is very entertaining. The Silmarillion is almost unreadable-for true Tolkien fans only.

The LOTR series is my husband’s favorite. He reads them at least once a year, except the Silmarillion, which I don’t think he’s managed to get through more than twice. I haven’t read them much since college, I’ve never managed to get through more than a few pages of the Silmarillion. The Hobbit works as a stand alone and is much lighter than the rest of the books.

talkingpoints on September 19, 2012 at 9:15 PM

No more trilogies, please. For God’s sakes, this was written as young-adult fiction of its time. Does everything have to be a bloody “epic”?

rrpjr on September 19, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Pretty sure they will bore us for 1 hour straight by giving us the “Silmarilon” (Did I even spell that correctly?) before they get around to BILBO.

Varchild on September 19, 2012 at 9:06 PM

The extra stuff in the movie all took place in the same timeframe as the rest of The Hobbit.

Seriously, I read 2 whole pages of the SILMARILON and then threw the thing in the garbage.

Skip the beginning, which is basically the Book of Genesis for Middle Earth, and go straight to Qeunta Silmarillion. That’s where all the action begins.

Walter Sobchak on September 19, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Axe on September 19, 2012 at 9:06 PM

No… your cred is completely intact.

I made a joking reference to Vita Sackville-West. Off topic, entirely.

You’re quite right of course, she was very changed by then.

Harry who? lol!

thatsafactjack on September 19, 2012 at 9:17 PM

*Basically, talking foxes. :)

Axe on September 19, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Pretty sure they will bore us for 1 hour straight by giving us the “Silmarilon” (Did I even spell that correctly?) before they get around to BILBO.

Seriously, I read 2 whole pages of the SILMARILON and then threw the thing in the garbage.

Varchild on September 19, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Not a literary connoisseur I see. There’s a lot of allegorical themes in the Sil. (as we Tolkien fans sometimes abbreviate it). But also some wonderful stories if you can get past the Music of the Ainur. The Tale of Tinuviel, The Children of Hurin (which was recently released in full form by Christopher Tolkien, JRR’s son a the “Narn I Hin Hurin”), and the Fall of Gondolin are all great and provide so much foundation for both LOTR and The Hobbit. It’s a shame you couldn’t manage it; you’re missing a lot of good stuff, even if it is more a conglomeration than a full narrative.

Othniel on September 19, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Where’s Smaug?

Jon0815 on September 19, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Or Beorn for that matter….

Again, going to be really interesting to see how they handle him…

BigWyo on September 19, 2012 at 9:21 PM

I guess…but I feel there is going to be a whole lot of singing nonetheless.

Lance Murdock on September 19, 2012 at 9:13 PM

I wouldn’t be so sure. He took Tom Bombadil out of the LOTR movie because his constant singing and general silliness would have been hard to work into a serious film adaptation of the book, and because he wanted to give more face-time to Arwen (she never rode to the ford to challenge the Nazgul in the book).

Or at least that’s what I’m hoping.

Walter Sobchak on September 19, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Axe on September 19, 2012 at 9:15 PM

I would tend to agree with you.

Walter Sobchak on September 19, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Looks about as long winded and pretentious as the other three. I dont even know if I saw all 3, it all just blurs together, this episodic meaningless story that could have been told in 15 minutes drags on for 9 hours.

bernverdnardo1 on September 19, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Walter Sobchak on September 19, 2012 at 9:23 PM

They completely chopped ‘The Scouring of the Shire’..

they killed off Saruman in the Directors Cut of the Two Towers..

BigWyo on September 19, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Orcs? (yawn)

Goblins? phhheeptt!

Wargs? puppie-dogs

Smaug? sleeps all day

OBAMA?…..RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!!! RUN!!! RUN!!!!!

Oh yah..and vote too.

KirknBurker on September 19, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Pretty sure they will bore us for 1 hour straight by giving us the “Silmarilon” (Did I even spell that correctly?) before they get around to BILBO.

Seriously, I read 2 whole pages of the SILMARILON and then threw the thing in the garbage.

Varchild on September 19, 2012 at 9:06 PM

I’m guessing that’s because you didn’t take into account that the Silmarillion was never meant to be published by the author. It was a sketch, a timeline, a collection of notes as it were, by JRRT as he created an entire fantasy world in his mind, from Creation all the way through three ages of approximately 3000 years each – ending with the death of Arwen Evenstar around Fourth Age 120 (as I recall).

I hope against hope that if Jackson has made the tiny story of the Hobbit (which Tolkien wrote for children) into a trilogy, that he filled in the gaps with a lot of background material from the Silmarillion. Otherwise it will be a spectacular visual FX waste of time.

(As a side note re the political comments, I found it interesting that Jackson cut the meat of the ending of The Return of the King, the chapter titled “The Scouring of the Shire”, as it addressed themes of creeping fascism vs independence, limited government, and self-reliance. Of course I wasn’t surprised at this, as there was no way a Kiwi was going to touch on those themes lol…)

Now if Jackson is still looking for really good material, The Silmarillion is loaded with it; those who have read the book will recognise some of these:

* The Unchaining of Melkor through the destruction of the Silmarils by Ungoliant

* The Oath of Feanor, banishment from Valinor, and the wars between the Elves and Morgoth

* The tale of Beren and Luthien

* The hidden kingdom of Doriath

* The story of Turin Turambar and the Curse of Glaurung (essentially a retelling of Romeo & Juliet but with a twist)

* The story of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin

* The end of the First Age, the Halfelven, and the creation of Numenor

* The Ban of the Valar and the fall of Numenor

Also there was a story in the next book, “Unfinished Tales”, titled “Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner’s Wife”, which gives much of the background of the connection between Numenor and the peoples of Middle Earth during the Second Age. These events, taken with the Fall of Numenor, set the stage for the LOTR stories.

So yes, reading the Silmarillion was a hard slog at times, only because so much of it was sketch notes rather than completed stories. But even the sketch notes hint at a fantasy world so complex that some of the stories are practically begging to be told.

-Wanderlust

Wanderlust on September 19, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Can’t wait! Looks great and I love LOTR. Brings back memories of anticipation for all three films years ago.

dukecitygirl on September 19, 2012 at 9:36 PM

No more trilogies, please. For God’s sakes, this was written as young-adult fiction of its time. Does everything have to be a bloody “epic”?

rrpjr on September 19, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Not quite. This was written to give England a mythology. And all mythology is epic.

dukecitygirl on September 19, 2012 at 9:37 PM

This looks super awesome! I first read The Hobbit when I was in first grade, and loved it so much that I had to read LOTR right afterward, and I’ve read the whole series at least once per year since then. I have been waiting for this movie for a long time.

Benedict Nelson on September 19, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Jackson got the look and feel of the Lord of the Rings right & the casting was great but boy did he “F” up the story. The Return of the King was totally F’ed up as far as the story went! Now I am fearing that he will “F” up the Hobbit as well with some stupid love story imbedded in there some where & as far as the look of this one….well it’s OK but the lead Dwarf “Thorin Oakenshield” looks like a Klingon!

Confederate on September 19, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I just hope they don’t “Jar Jar” this movie, the corny ending of this trailer made me grimace.

Bishop on September 19, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Could not agree more!

Confederate on September 19, 2012 at 9:52 PM

The Hobbit is very entertaining. The Silmarillion is almost unreadable-for true Tolkien fans only.

talkingpoints on September 19, 2012 at 9:15 PM

That’s what I found as well.

sharrukin on September 19, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Looks about as long winded and pretentious as the other three. I dont even know if I saw all 3, it all just blurs together, this episodic meaningless story that could have been told in 15 minutes drags on for 9 hours.

bernverdnardo1 on September 19, 2012 at 9:25 PM

There are trolls in the Hobbit as well.

sharrukin on September 19, 2012 at 9:58 PM

No more trilogies, please. For God’s sakes, this was written as young-adult fiction of its time. Does everything have to be a bloody “epic”?
rrpjr on September 19, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Well that’s exactly what they are doing! When Jackson stated that he was going to make the Hobbit he wanted it as 2 pics, but the greedy bastards in Hollyweird told him to make it into 3. Bottom line… we want your money so we can become even richer, act like we’re poor, support Dumb-o-crats and tell you how stupid you are!

Confederate on September 19, 2012 at 9:59 PM

(As a side note re the political comments, I found it interesting that Jackson cut the meat of the ending of The Return of the King, the chapter titled “The Scouring of the Shire”, as it addressed themes of creeping fascism vs independence, limited government, and self-reliance. Of course I wasn’t surprised at this, as there was no way a Kiwi was going to touch on those themes lol…)
Wanderlust on September 19, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Ah…but they seemed to show scenes of it in the Mirror of Galdreil part of the Fellowship of the Rings…

I’m wondering if it was more of a time/story saver..as opposed to anything political

Either way…it sucked that they cut it out…

BigWyo on September 19, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Wow, I’ve completely keeled over into fanboidom…

gah…

BigWyo on September 19, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Another thing to consider is this: We’ll never see a Silmarillion movie until the copyright runs out. Wikipedia lists the publication date (copyright could easily be earlier) as 1977, so under US law it won’t run out until 2072.

Othniel on September 19, 2012 at 10:06 PM

There are trolls in the Hobbit as well.

sharrukin on September 19, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Hah. I see what you did there.

Wow, I’ve completely keeled over into fanboidom…

gah…

BigWyo on September 19, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Oh, nonsense. This is no more “fanbboidom” than some folks who talk endlessly about cars, or trains, or anything else they love.

Othniel on September 19, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Smaug!

jaime on September 19, 2012 at 10:16 PM

OTTO on September 19, 2012 at 8:35 PM

I am a big fan of J.R.R. Token. I try to read through all the books about every 3 years. I read all multiple times. Good books. The films were done reasonably well in sticking with the main direction of the books. IMHO, I like the books much better.

chemman on September 19, 2012 at 10:42 PM

I came across this thread while playing in LOTR Online with my hobbit hunter.

Looks good, but three hours definitely means they are piling more stuff in there with the timeline. Gandalf is going to discover who the Necromancer is in Dol Goldur.

KirknBurker on September 19, 2012 at 10:44 PM

dukecitygirl on September 19, 2012 at 9:37 PM

I’m sorry, that’s not correct. The Hobbit was written at a time in Tolkien’s life and with an intention entirely different than that which informed the LOTR. He did not have epic designs for The Hobbit.

rrpjr on September 19, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I just hope they don’t “Jar Jar” this movie, the corny ending of this trailer made me grimace.

Bishop on September 19, 2012 at 8:59 PM

I’m waiting for the edition of Star Wars where Jar Jar gets videobrushed out of the movie.
Maybe I can find it on Youtube…

22044 on September 19, 2012 at 11:25 PM

I am a big fan of J.R.R. Token. I try to read through all the books about every 3 years. I read all multiple times. Good books. The films were done reasonably well in sticking with the main direction of the books. IMHO, I like the books much better.

chemman on September 19, 2012 at 10:42 PM

This. I bought a set of paperbacks back when the LOTR first came out just to refresh the memory…I read passages from them before bed…the only one I got left in on piece is Return of the King…

Jackson did a decent job on the LOTR….

He’s gonna do a grand job with The Hobbit…

He’s gonna make more money than God….

…and good for him…

BigWyo on September 19, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Yeah, I’ve only been waiting about 30 years to see this. No biggie.

They’d better not muck it up.

KevinB on September 19, 2012 at 11:39 PM

What? Not Vatican-provided contraception to law school sluts in line to make $160K/year??? What’s wrong with this nation???

Happy Nomad on September 19, 2012 at 8:39 PM

When she becomes one of the 1%er’s the OWS crowd is howling at, do I still have to pay for her contraceptives?

KW64 on September 19, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Good lord, why is Kate Blanchet in this?

V-rod on September 20, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Well that’s exactly what they are doing! When Jackson stated that he was going to make the Hobbit he wanted it as 2 pics, but the greedy bastards in Hollyweird told him to make it into 3. Bottom line… we want your money so we can become even richer, act like we’re poor, support Dumb-o-crats and tell you how stupid you are!

No, no – you got it all wrong. Jackson (and his wife and the other co-writer), after shooting so much footage and writing the scripts as they were shooting (they did this for LOTR) understood that there was enough material for 3 films. It was his idea – his desire. And boy will we all be glad the studio said yes!

johnnybgood on September 20, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Met a Kiwi in Tokyo this summer who was a double for one of the dwarves. Had a nice chat about the film.

Christien on September 20, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Is “The Hobbit” worth my time to read?

It has a very different feel to it from LOTR. I, too, read it after reading LOTR and was surprised by how different it was. One way I summarized it afterwards was “How To Survive Middle Earth Without Getting Eaten.”

A delightful read.

bandarlog on September 20, 2012 at 1:56 AM

Good lord, why is Kate Blanchet in this?

V-rod on September 20, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Well, she played Galadriel in the LOTR trilogy. It would be odd to replace her.

Is “The Hobbit” worth my time to read?

I think so. It’s a heck of a lot easier to get through than LOTR (and way easier than the Silmarillion or any of the other collections of material that Christopher Tolkien has put out there), so even if you end up not liking it, you won’t waste a lot of time. It’s a lot more…hmm…innocent, I suppose, than LOTR. The weight of the world isn’t upon one little hobbit’s shoulders. It’s an adventure.

Othniel on September 20, 2012 at 6:36 AM

Hobbit trailer? Don’t they live in trees?

What has happened to the Shire? Is it modernized into a trailer park? Or is that just on the wrong side of the Hobbit trail?

ajacksonian on September 20, 2012 at 7:56 AM

Used to be a heavy sci-fi fan when I was younger.
And the LOTR & Hobbit books I HATED.
Couldn’t stand Tolkien’s style.
I skipped around all over. Great story, but I hate the way stuff like that reads.However, I do enjoy the movies quite a bit. I’m a sucker for fantasy stories like that.
As an old Dungeons & Dragons nerdette, I would really love to see the Icewind Dales Trilogy get the movie treatment.

Badger40 on September 20, 2012 at 8:45 AM

I do have a question tho: I saw a dwarf in that trailer that looked exactly like Robert Englund. But I’m guessing it wasn’t him.

Badger40 on September 20, 2012 at 8:47 AM

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