#1 Edited by BoG (5178 posts) -

  It looks remarkably similar to the very closely related Lord of the Rings movies. Of course, what else would you want? I'm happy to see that they've cast many of the same actors for the Hobbit, though. It would be funny if they had switched things on us.

  So, thoughts? I'm excited for it. I don't know if it can really best the amazing Lord of the Rings film trilogy, but I doubt Peter Jackson will let us down. I've enjoyed all of his films.
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#2 Posted by Chronologist (266 posts) -

That was a pretty good trailer. That dwarven chanting song made it awesome.

Yeah, I'm definitely excited for it!

#3 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

The Hobbit is an amazing book and I can't wait for the movie. It is going to be great!

#4 Posted by Phoenix654 (253 posts) -

Was skeptical of this until I watched this trailer. These two movies are going to be awesome. A trip back to Middle Earth, Gandalf, the same amazing art direction and digital effects work, Gollum, Smaug... sorry, got stuck on a tangent there. Very psyched.

#5 Posted by dudeglove (7254 posts) -

Okay that's cool.

#6 Posted by CptChiken (1987 posts) -

Yeah i saw this on screened just now, it looks so good. I always preferred the hobbit to LoTR and therefore i am hyped for this.

#7 Posted by Vexxan (4598 posts) -

I barely remember the book(read it 7-8 years ago) and as an overall fan of LOTR I'm so psyched for this. Too bad it's a whole year left until we get to see it :/

#8 Posted by McBEEF (354 posts) -

Really awesome, thought the dwarves looked a bit comical at first but then the song started and awesomeness began. loved it

#9 Posted by Little_Socrates (5650 posts) -

@McBEEF said:

Really awesome, thought the dwarves looked a bit comical at first but then the song started and awesomeness began. loved it

See, the first song I remember from the book is about breaking all of Bilbo's stuff during a big feast. The dwarves are traditionally pretty comical, and that's one of the most charming things about The Hobbit. After that part, I thought it got all a bit too serious and grim, but I'm sure that's just a trailer being a trailer. Movie looks fantastic. Encounter between Bilbo and Gollum looks satisfying already.

Also, Martin Freeman does a spot-on Ian Holm impression, which is perhaps the most impressive thing of all.

#10 Posted by McGhee (6091 posts) -

@Little_Socrates said:

@McBEEF said:

Really awesome, thought the dwarves looked a bit comical at first but then the song started and awesomeness began. loved it

See, the first song I remember from the book is about breaking all of Bilbo's stuff during a big feast. The dwarves are traditionally pretty comical, and that's one of the most charming things about The Hobbit. After that part, I thought it got all a bit too serious and grim, but I'm sure that's just a trailer being a trailer. Movie looks fantastic. Encounter between Bilbo and Gollum looks satisfying already.

Also, Martin Freeman does a spot-on Ian Holm impression, which is perhaps the most impressive thing of all.

There's are really quick clip of the dwarves passing plates around the table. So maybe they will sing the song. I hope so.

Chip the glasses and crack the plates!

Blunt the knives and bend the forks!
That's what Bilbo hates -
Smash the bottles and burn the corks!

Cut the cloth and tread on the fat!
Pour the milk on the pantry floor!
Leave the bones on the bedroom mat!
Splash the wine on every door!

Dump the crocks in a boiling bowl;
Pound them up with a thumping pole;
And when you've finished, if any are whole,
Send them down the hall to roll!

That's what Bilbo Baggins hates!
So, carefully! carefully! with the plates!

#11 Posted by Little_Socrates (5650 posts) -

@McGhee: You posting that just triggered a wave of nostalgia so powerful it actually made me openly cry.

Thank you.

#12 Posted by McGhee (6091 posts) -

@Little_Socrates said:

@McGhee: You posting that just triggered a wave of nostalgia so powerful it actually made me openly cry.

Thank you.

That's how I've felt watching the trailer today. It's making me relive all those memories. I think I'll go back and read it again. It's been a few years.

#13 Posted by Sanj (2235 posts) -

Loved it. End gave me major goosebumps.

#14 Posted by NTM (7034 posts) -

It's a robot. Bilbo's a god damn robot. You may have to think on that one.

#15 Posted by zombie2011 (4941 posts) -

As soon as i heard that music i got hyped.

#16 Posted by Buscemi (1106 posts) -

Oh, man, oh man, oh man! I just loved it. I have read The Hobbit, but I was like ten or eleven, so I don't fully remember it. But this is just awesome.

#17 Edited by Turambar (6485 posts) -

Thorin Oakenshield is way too good looking for a dwarf god damnit.
 
I'll say the same as I did on Screened, that trailer gives the same kind of feeling of epic and dreadful journey that Lord of the Rings delivered, and that's where my annoyance stems from.  The Hobbit as a book was a very whimsical and light hearted one.  Just read the song McGhee posted.  That's What Bilbo Baggins Hates!  The style it was written in befits a children's story much more.  While I can understand why this movie is going the direction it is, I can't help but feel a twinge of disappointment at how seriously it's taking itself.
 
That said, apparently it's going to include the White Council running Sauron out of Dol Guldur.  So you know what, fuck it, this is going to be awesome,

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#18 Posted by phampire (263 posts) -

Looks awesome, I'm highly tempted to re-read the hobbit in anticipation.

#19 Posted by Brendan (7521 posts) -

I'm still vibrating. I will continue to vibrate until December 2012.

#20 Posted by joseffthered (71 posts) -

I just thank the gods that there will be a movie coming out that I'm actually excited about.

#21 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

It's another 2012 movie that I'm excited about.

#22 Posted by TobbRobb (4408 posts) -

BRB, gotta read The Hobbit.

#23 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3629 posts) -

I said this in screened but this is giving me the same giddy feeling I felt whenever a new trailer for the next LotR movie came out. When I walked out of Return of the King I was bummed that it was over. So stoked for these!

#24 Posted by Evenstar (61 posts) -

I love the book, I actually read it now for the third time and I can not wait until the movie comes, I just know that it will be as great as LOTR.

#25 Edited by Buscemi (1106 posts) -

Finally a film to see before the end of the world a week later, too bad we won't be able to watch the second part, though.

#26 Posted by tekmojo (2298 posts) -

Elf, Gandalf sex scene confirmed.

#27 Posted by ShadowConqueror (2994 posts) -

Looks like another Lord of the Rings movie. Should be good.

I'm still upset Guillermo del Toro didn't end up directing it.

#28 Posted by themightymonarch (44 posts) -

Loved Fellowship, hated Two Towers, thought Return was boring as hell. Pass.

#29 Posted by TooWalrus (12978 posts) -

My only disappointment is that there's gonna be a year wait between the first and second movie...

#30 Posted by Noct (306 posts) -

There is glaring lack of lightsabers in this trailer.

#31 Posted by AlexAlterisio (88 posts) -

For about the first 30 seconds I was disappointed how much like the Lord of the Rings movies it looked. Then I remembered, hell yeah Lord of the Rings! After watching the rest of the trailer, I no longer have any fears of this movie turning out poorly.

#32 Posted by Matfei90 (1288 posts) -

This looks like it's gonna be better than LOTR for me. I've read the Hobbit eight or so times, but never ended up getting past the first LOTR book even once.

Also: dragons.

#33 Posted by TzarStefan (423 posts) -

Hookershield wait what?

#34 Posted by Village_Guy (2409 posts) -

Alright that trailer was pretty good, color me excited, even though I'm still not sure it will live up to the book or trilogy.

#35 Posted by GoofyGoober (937 posts) -

Looks good.

#36 Posted by AiurFlux (899 posts) -

Looks fucking incredible.

The part that's kind of selling this for me is the feeling of adventure. Fellowship of the Ring, my personal favourite from the trilogy, just seemed to have that. A grand sense of scope, scale, and joyous adventure. Sadly Two Towers and Return of the King kind of felt a little more restrictive in what they did. The Hobbit feels exactly like Fellowship though. I'm really really looking forward to it. Shame that it's a whole year away, but dammit it'll be worth the wait.

#37 Posted by thornie_delete (436 posts) -

Opinions on Thorin anyone? He looks way too young and is lacking his signature long beard and blue cloak. Peter Jackson is a fine custodian of the fiction, so I guess I shouldn't worry too much. But it was a bit jarring to see Thorin looking so youthful considering his actual age in the source material.