‘The Hobbit’ Trailer – Welcome Back To Middle Earth
Peter Jackson delivers in this prequel to ‘Lord of the Rings’.
This is it. Watching this trailer will make you happy to see that a project stuck in limbo for years is finally happening and there’s proof for you to see it. Peter Jackson has released the first trailer to ‘The Hobbit’ and the pure nostalgia factor here is enough to drive you back to Middle Earth all over again.
“The Hobbit” follows the journey of 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 Oakensheild. 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 trailer is the first trailer for the film so is naturally light on action, but what it lacks in action it more than makes up in the sense of nostalgia and a beautiful soundtrack. The juxtapositioning of the song they’re singing over the footage of the film was a brilliant choice and leads to a very engaging trailer which is bound to make any ‘Lord of the Rings’ fan ecstatic. The end reveal of Gollum is especially satisfying. Peter Jackson should be given mad props for not abandoning the world and returning back to it faithfully even though he didn’t need to at all. It’s going to be one long year of waiting.