Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Hobbit Trailer: Darcy's Impression

As we are quickly approaching Christmas, I feel compelled as if I must mention it in my last blog post before the holiday. I have to admit, I am a bit of a Grinch. I do not get excited at all about Christmas until a week before. It happens to work out that I usually see the Nutcracker a week before Christmas and for me, the ballet is the official start the season.

Still, I was all set to to blog about the Grinch or the Nutcracker story or even my grandmother's super secret recipe for eggnog, but then...

The first trailer for 'The Hobbit'!

Next year I will return to talking about actual books, but for now you shall have to put up with me having fun nerd-spasms over film trailers. I have waited years for this! Closer to the the movie's release, I will be writing character profiles of each dwarf.

My first reaction is the trailer is sheer glee. I love the shots tying back to the 'Lord of the Rings' films, such as a glimpse of Frodo and Bilbo looking at Narsil. I had read more of Tolkien's songs from the text were going to be incorporated into the film and this promise will be kept if the trailer is anything to go by. The trailer also does not give everything away. I hate knowing the entire story from a teaser. Even though I have read The Hobbit, I still want to be caught up in the story as if I have never encountered it before. Then, at the end, just as I thought we would not get a glimpse of Gollum/Smeagol.... Well, you had best watch it for yourself!


  1. OK, I'm ready to see it! The music/singing drew me right in.

  2. I can't wait! I am soooooooooooo hoping they'll be out here for Comic Con- but obviously this film won't need any promo ;)

  3. Yes, the music was perfect!

    Me too! I hope there will be more footage at Comic Con and interviews.

  4. Loved Jackson's Lord of the Rings. Can't believe the Hobbit will be any less (maybe even better).