The things I do to bring you the nerdiest news, you just can’t imagine the suffering. Just the other day I had to attend a press showing of The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey, and I’m just itching to tell you all about it, but I can’t. I don’t want to spoil it for you.
While you can expect a full review on Friday, there are a few things I can share.
It runs a little long, and is a tad more whimsical than the LOTR trilogy. Overall, though, it’s an astonishing picture. It’s beautifully shot and filled with great performances and moments that due Tolkien proud. It’s wonderful to be back in the world of middle earth again. Oh, and if you plan on seeing it, you gotta see it in 3D, 48 Frames Per Second. It’s really something. It’s not gimmicky, or makes you sick like some reports have lead you to believe. You feel immersed in the movie. Your eyes never leave the screen. If anything, it will ruin watching movies at home, as all else pails in comparison. This really is the future of the movie going experience
Anyway, with 3 days left until the official premier, The Hobbit marketing machine is still in full effect. Warner Bros. has released yet another new film clip from the film, featuring Thorin Oakenshield and the dwarves singing the “Misty Mountains” song as Bilbo listens in. We heard this song in the first trailer, but now you get to see how the scene plays out. Having seen the film, I can tell you it’s one of the best scenes. It sets the tone for journey ahead. Check it out below: