Trailer Tuesdays: The Hobbit

Trailer Tuesdays is here again! Let’s look at The Hobbit!

The Hobbit, the prequel to the amazing Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and one of Tolkien’s greatest books. This book, and now movie, shows how Bilbo went from a respect Hobbit, that never had any adventures or did anything out of the ordinary, was swept away in an adventure with a troupe of dwarves and the wizard Gandalf the Grey. This seemingly simple adventure led to Bilbo getting a magic ring…the One Ring that will set the course for the rest of the books.

Unlike the other Lord of the Rings books, The Hobbit is much more of a simple fairy tale. The trailer seems to reflect this pretty well. Showing the light hard nature of this story while at the same alluding to the darker later stories. Peter Jackson once again is directing the movie and as much as I trust him I have to admit I’m a little worried.

The cast includes Frodo, Galadriel, Legolas, and Saruman. For those of you wondering why the inclusion of these characters worries me its for this simply reason–they aren’t in The Hobbit.

After seeing the trailer, I now understand why Frodo is in the movie, as it is clearly a think back with Bilbo telling Frodo his story. I’ll even give them Legolas. In The Hobbit, Bilbo and the dwarves end up in Mirkwood, an elvish kingdom ruled by King Thranduil, who is also Legolas’ father.

So it makes since that maybe Legolas would have a cameo or a line or two, but Galadriel and Saruman? What are those two doing on the cast list.

I trust Peter Jackson though. He did a great job with the Lord of the Rings movies, and I know he could can do a great job with The Hobbit, but there is always a chance that a director can screw up, let’s hope this isn’t one if those times.

4 thoughts on “Trailer Tuesdays: The Hobbit

  1. Okay, lemme ‘splain. No, is too much; lemme sum up. It’s not hard to get Saruman and Galadriel in The Hobbit and it COULD actually keep with canon. BEFORE the events of The Hobbit, Gandalf attended a meeting of the White Council to decide what to do about the Necromancer ensconced in Dol Guldur at the far south of Mirkwood. Both Galadriel and Saruman are present at this council meeting and Saruman is, in fact, the Head of the White Council but even then treachery was growing in his heart. Saruman persuades the council to wait to attack Dol Guldur. Now, fast forward to when Gandalf leaves the dwarves and Bilbo at the entrance to Mirkwood, he went to a second meeting of the Council and at this meeting, Saruman was outvoted and the White Council attacked Dol Gulder. Remember also that Dol Gulder is quite near Lothlorien and in the books, sorties from Dol Gulder often attacked the Golden Wood.

    Now, that’s how it could be done. Will Pete Jackson do it that way? Damned if I know. After the stunt he pulled with the Army of the Dead in Return of the King, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Saruman and Galadriel fighting at the climactic Battle of Five Armies.

    Truthfully though, I can’t wait to see.

  2. I can’t wait to see it. And Jackson took many liberties with the books in his movies (most notably, the battle at Helm’s Deep), but it didn’t spoil my enjoyment of the movies.

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