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Four new banners for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey feature vegetarian dwarves, darkness, Gollum, and Gandalf

Oct. 5, 2012by: Alex Maidy

We are so close to getting THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY on big screens, you can almost smell the Hobbit feet! We are two months away, people! Two months from returning to Middle-Earth!

These four new banners continue the trend we have seen so far of mixing the humor and lighter nature of THE HOBBIT as compared to THE LORD OF THE RINGS while continuing to display the sheer coolness of the set and character design that Peter Jackson and his team have put into making Tolkien's world come to life. I especially like the shot of the dwarves eating inside Bilbo's home. Who knew dwarves even ate vegetables? They look more like meat and mead kind of dudes.

Plot: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" follows 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 Oakenshield. 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 HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY opens everywhere on December 14th.

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7:37PM on 10/05/2012
I don't want to get too excited because I doubt The Hobbit can match the emotional weight that The Fellowship of the Ring held. Maybe An Unexpected Journey can match the drama of Gandalf's showdown with the Balrog and maybe it can match Frodo's departing scene and maybe it can match the pathos of Boromir's death. But I doubt it. There just isn't any material that allows it for the first movie. The subsequent films shouldn't have this problem whatsoever. I'll be there opening night
I don't want to get too excited because I doubt The Hobbit can match the emotional weight that The Fellowship of the Ring held. Maybe An Unexpected Journey can match the drama of Gandalf's showdown with the Balrog and maybe it can match Frodo's departing scene and maybe it can match the pathos of Boromir's death. But I doubt it. There just isn't any material that allows it for the first movie. The subsequent films shouldn't have this problem whatsoever. I'll be there opening night regardless. I want to be proven wrong.
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7:20PM on 10/05/2012
Normally I don't post about it, but since you mentioned it in ET then...
I'm just not into fantasy movies. I guess it's just me, but I don't see anything exciting in dwarves, wizards or other goblins... I understand the appeal and I appreciate the craftsmanship in these movies but I just can't get excited.
Normally I don't post about it, but since you mentioned it in ET then...
I'm just not into fantasy movies. I guess it's just me, but I don't see anything exciting in dwarves, wizards or other goblins... I understand the appeal and I appreciate the craftsmanship in these movies but I just can't get excited.
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11:15PM on 10/07/2012
You apparently haven't read any of Tolkien's work. If you did, then you would understand the magnitude of these movies. Granted The Hobbit is no where near The Lord Of The Rings, it's still a good (albeit, children's) story.
You apparently haven't read any of Tolkien's work. If you did, then you would understand the magnitude of these movies. Granted The Hobbit is no where near The Lord Of The Rings, it's still a good (albeit, children's) story.
5:53PM on 10/13/2012
I haven't but I don't see how that matters. I always judge movies on what I've seen, not on what I'm supposed to read up on. I get that the fans think the movies are epic, because they are in terms of scale, the future of the whole world is at stake in these stories... but it's a fantasy world. One that I don't find a connection to. There are some good human elements to them here and there, but they're interupted by some hobbit hijinx, kings' politics or introducing a new creature after
I haven't but I don't see how that matters. I always judge movies on what I've seen, not on what I'm supposed to read up on. I get that the fans think the movies are epic, because they are in terms of scale, the future of the whole world is at stake in these stories... but it's a fantasy world. One that I don't find a connection to. There are some good human elements to them here and there, but they're interupted by some hobbit hijinx, kings' politics or introducing a new creature after creature... whenever I see those movies with the fans it's "look it's an Elf with a bow, he speaks elfish and he's awesome and look there's a dwarf... oh shit, it's an evil creature thingy". I just don't get fantasy, never had.