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!