In the opening moments of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’, for this reviewer, an entire life with J. R. R. Tolkien’s book flashed before my eyes. It’s an overwhelming moment knowing that the first book you ever feel in love was about to come to life on film. Before bowing down to the altar of Tolkien once again in the hands of filmmaker, Peter Jackson, it was time to lock away the fond memories. The first step into a trilogy of films built off the back of a swift read is daunting, but Jackson has crafted a film that’s a wild and visually stunning quest through a fantasy world all done with the noble spirit of courage and goodwill.
I don’t usually post trailers here at The Popcorn Junkie but today I’m making the exception for something really special.
It’s currently worldwide Tolkien Week and Warner Bros has dropped the second trailer for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’.
Tolkien Week celebrations encompass the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit novel (21 September) and the worldwide celebration of Hobbit Day (22 September), which is the shared birthday of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins.
‘Unexpected Journey’ is the first film in a (recently) planned trilogy of films under the guiding hand of director, Peter Jackson.
‘The Hobbit’ was one of ther first books I read as a child and it’s a wonderful read. To see the characters and adventure come to life is wonderful and hopefully the film can match the book in greatness.
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ is released:
14 December 2012 USA & UK
26 December 2012 Australia
It’s the year of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ and each week it seems we’re being treated to new goodies from the film, depite the fact it’s still a year away from being released.
A new picture has appeared online of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) looking a little dusty.
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ is released 26 January 2012.
Over the past few days the Hollywood studios have released enough photos of upcoming projects to fill an emo-hipsters Tumblr account for weeks.
Most images from films do nothing but state the obvious such as the below ‘first look’ image of Jeremy Renner in ‘The Bourne Legacy’. No surprises, it looks like Jeremy Renner.
We’ve picked the best ones from the films that have got us frothing at the mouth for in 2012 that include ‘Prometheus’, ‘Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter’, ‘The Avengers’, and ‘The Hobbit’ that are ready to become your new screensaver.
Happy New Year! It’s time to get out your shiny new calendar and start marking down all the dates you need to take off work to see the best films of 2012.
We’ve put together a list of the films that are driving us wild with anticipation and are a must see in 2012.
They could all turn out to be complete turkeys but you can hurl the abuse at us later.
The list has been broken down into:
Highly anticipated = sell a kidney to see it
Mildly interested = keep all your vital organs but worth a look
Curious: enter at your own risk but the possibly worth the gamble
One of the biggest films of 2012 will be ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’.
Apple has the exclusive rights to the trailer which has just been posted.
Click here to check out out before the Apple site crashes.
We’ll try and get an embedded version once the trailer breaks the shackles of Apple.
Thanks to the team at Collider we have the trailer via Youtube
Also, check out the offical poster below in all its glory.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ opens in Australian cinemas on 26 December 2012.