Second Magnificent Trailer for Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' Trilogy

September 19, 2012
Source: Apple

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Trailer

"Home is now behind you. The world is ahead." Warner Bros/WingNut Films have unveiled the new trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the beginning of Bilbo's three-part adventure into Middle Earth. Martin Freeman plays Bilbo Baggins, and is joined by the company of dwarves, lead by Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. Of course, Sir Ian McKellen is back as Gandalf, and there's glimpses of Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving and even Sylvester McCoy as Radagast the Brown. This is a much more magnificent and, honestly, more exciting improvement over the first trailer, which I enjoyed, but I think Jackson is settling into the story and getting ready to bring us another spectacular fantasy epic.

Watch the second trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, in high def from Apple:

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit… J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson as three separate movies, is set in Middle-Earth 60 years before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in a trilogy ten years ago. The films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, were shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest cameras. The Hobbit follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrives in theaters in 3D & 48FPS on December 14th.

Watch the first trailer for The Hobbit, to compare the glimpses PJ gives us. Ready for the adventure?

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  • me
    when he talks to smeagel, u could feel it being 48 frames per second
    • JLewis
      youtube goes no higher that 30fps, so no, you couldnt
      • me
        i watched mine on msn
  • Richie G
    Cool beans, sound is really bad though
  • Ron
  • Paul K.
    I don't know why my comment was deleted, but like I said I'll definitely go see it but I'm a bit doubtful about the dwarves as a company compared to the one in the LotR movies.
    • It must have been referencing the broken MSN trailer, apologies! But yes, the dwarves are many.
      • Paul K.
        Ah yes, I did mention in it that the right video was still available on the link included in the news. Cheers :-)
  • I have the book running through my head now. Magical, visually stunning. This is what we've been waiting for folks. This.
  • peter jackson is the man.
  • Wafffles
    That head dwarf guy has an epic voice. I can't wait until 2015, when I can nerd out for an entire day and watch all 6 of the movies in order, back to back, on BluRay.
    • beevis
      extended versions, of course.
    There are no words. EEE!!!
  • truong18
    so beautiful!!!! Gollum is as pretty as ever
    • Xerxexx
      Beautiful blue eyes.
  • christox
    Nice. Some of it looked artificial and I didn't get that magic feeling I got from LOTR. Especially the falling rock scene. Maybe it was the lighting or the miniature/bigature design.
      WETA is going to polish this thing until it glistens like no other film that has come before it. True, there is some work to be done on Gollum and Radagast, but it will be perfect when the time comes.
  • Neuromancer
    Can't wait! Galadriel looked amazing in that scene!
    • beevis
      cate blanchett will do that!
      • Xerxexx
        • son_et_lumiere
          Blanchett *and* McKellen = actorgasm. seriously, those two could be reading out their shopping lists and i'd be entertained, their phrasing is magical.
          • Xerxexx
            I'd even see the sequel.
          • beevis
            me too.
          • beevis
            i couldn't agree more!
  • Jay
    SO GOOD!!!!!!
  • HyperJ
    Thankfully this is a MUCH BETTER trailer than the 1st one. I'm excited!
  • Eli to Peyton
    The movie will definitely be EPIC in scale, but I feel the trailers are a let down. Not nearly as good as Cloud Atlas, Social Network, Inception. Those trailers gave you the urge to see it immediately. The Hobbit trailers feel flat to me. But that's a good thing going into the movie expecting less and then being blown away by such a fantastic movie.
    • beevis
      i couldn't disagree more with your trailer comparison. those trailers didn't leave me the the urge to see the mentioned films "immediately" (the last batman trailers left me feeling "meh" as well) - ....i still haven't seen SN - and no desire to do so....i saw inception as a rental and thought it was average; i do want to see CA - but not as bad as the hobbit films. of course, every person has different tastes.
      • grimjob
        I never had any interest in SN. A few months back I was visiting my sister and her family, and they turned it on, to my chagrin. Gotta say, it was actually pretty interesting. Didn't finish it, as it was kind of late, and everyone was crashing, but what I saw made me want to watch the rest. Obviously I've yet to do so, but I'd like to.
        • beevis
          i watched 15 minutes on a free HBO weekend - and turned it off....with no desire to see any more of it.
          • grimjob
            Ok then. Carry on.
  • David Banner
    Looks good, but I still think it might feel like butter scraped over too much bread; with it being 3 movies made from a short children's book(yes, it was made for children).
    • beevis
      thanks, dave. after 75 years, i'm sure none of us knew it was originally a childrens story.
      • David Banner
        I've read 40 comments now on "how light it seems, and why is it funny?" The majority have not read the book.
  • beevis
    i want to see this like no other movie this year.
  • Xerxexx
    "If Bagginses loses we eats it whole." Love it. I chucked at the ending a bit.
  • LosZombies
    Good God... Everything I imagined in the book and MORE!!
  • jah p
    What's so amazing about this?It looks almost like a parody. I know it's early, but I wasn't too sold on the effects either, I've seen better on those Blizzard entertainment trailers then this.
  • Every single frame just looks and feels just right. Colors look better, the range of imagination and the wild cinematography to match it just lights up in this trailer.
  • Why aren't we getting 3D/48fps trailers? We have TVs that can play them!
  • Greg dinskisk
    This looks like more of the same... that'll please a lot of people, but I wasn't a big Lord of the Rings fan to begin with... Well, to each their own!
  • T-rex
    This looks great!!
  • jez
    Could have been worse (ogre lands on them) LMAO. I cain't wait to see how they disfigure Stephen Fry as the Laketown Master.
    • beevis
      can't wait to see the spiders of mirkwood!
  • Tester
    Not a fan of these movies, but once again... to all U fans, I hope this is everything U have been waiting for !!!
  • HealthyPoison
    Can't wait to see Guy of Gisborn do his thing on the big screen lol
    • son_et_lumiere
      exactly what i was thinking. Armitage has the range, and boy does he have the voice. though, after what he did to Robin, how can Bilbo trust him?
  • Paul K.
    Anyone else managed to spot the eagle? :-)
  • YeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Gollum is looking more spiffy than ever! Imagine if Peter Jackson had done The Hobbit first and The Lord of the Rings now!
  • Phil
    WTH? I couodnt be a bigger fan of Jackson and the LOTR trilogy but this simply put looks awful, Everything from the rediculopus looking dorfs to the loonytoon rabitts makes me disapointed. How are the special effects SO bad!? This is just coming off way to much like a childrens movie to me.
    • Lemur
      The Hobbit was written as a Children's tale, and I'm very happy it looks like a movie that children can watch, reading that book as a kid is what got me into Fantasy. I want the songs and the shenanigans that occurred in the book on the big screen, if it didn't then it would be an awful film.
      • Phil
        no it would be a little more like the LOTR and a little less like snow white and the 7 dorfs
        • beevis
          maybe you should read the book, phil. you are very wrong on this.
  • Triston
    AMAZING...absolutely AMAZING...for Pt1, but where is "Smaug"? Are they not showing him because he will be the GRAND design of Pt2?
  • scott
    hey does anyone know what the thing on one of the dwarves is at 37sec. Just curious i am assuming it's unfinished cg or something but not sure.




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