The first television spot for Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has hit small screens everywhere, but with many Nerd Bastards’ readers streaming television from the internet, it’s just easier to catch it here instead of dusting off the remote and flipping through television channels hoping to stumble across it.
With such a short TV spot time, around 30 seconds is average, you can bet that the marketing gurus are going to mention The Lord Of The Rings connection as many times as they can. Remember that these television pieces are aimed at the general populace and not fan boys and girls.
It’s an interesting look at what the powers that be think the general public will want to see in the movie. There’s a lot more action and less of the character items that make the “Ringers,” as some Tolkien fans are known, OHH and AHH.
Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments section below.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits theater screens December 14th, with advance tickets going on sale November 7th if you really want to ensure your seat.
The three films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before “The Lord of the Rings,” which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar®-winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”
The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome 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 Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs 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 ingenuity 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.