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There’s six new clips on the Internet from Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. It’s a great mixture of action, humor, and a couple of those quiet, under the radar, touching moments that we all loved in the Lord of The Rings Trilogy.
After the jump and the clips below are some of the early reviews for the movie that you can check out if you actually give a Frack about what some pretentious, obnoxious, overly wordy, film critic has to say. Oh, yeah, make sure you check back after the USA release on December 14th for NerdBastards pretentious, obnoxious, overly wordy review.
As you may or may not know, the Elf warrior Legolas (played by Orlando Bloom in the Lord of the Rings films) does not appear in The Hobbit. However, director Peter Jackson did a bit of a re-write of the classic J. R. R. Tolkien book to wedged the character into the story for his upcoming Hobbit trilogy. Still, fans have wondered just how Legolas will make his appearance in the films, and when, but now it seems that LEGO of all things may have spoiled the moment.
Avert your eyes if you wish to remain spoiler free. Only the brave should click and look after the jump… (more…)
One of the controversial issues for Tolkien purists has been Peter Jackson‘s addition of known Lord Of The Rings characters that are not in the original Hobbit work, even going so far as introducing a brand new character specifically created for the Hobbit movie trilogy, a female Woodland Elf warrior called Tauriel, played by Evangeline Lilly (Lost).
I wasn’t very worried though, Jackson did such a wonderful job on the LOTR trilogy, capturing the books magic and heart, that I’m willing to give him lots of rope when working on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
As a completely new character, no one had any concrete idea what Tauriel would look like, how she would dress, or style her hair. Now we, and Cosplayers everywhere are getting a first look at Lilly as Tauriel thanks to the packaging on some Hobbit toys coming out with the movie’s release.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly several months ago, Lilly let us know a little about the character of Tauriel:
“She is a warrior. She’s actually the head of the Elven guard. She’s the big shot in the army. So she knows how to wield any weapon, but the primary weapons that she uses are a bow and arrow and two daggers. And she’s lethal and deadly.”
What do you think about the addition of this character to the Hobbit trilogy? We’ll probably not see much of her in the first film, but the word is to expect to see lots of the character in the second and third films.
It’s time to slip off your shoes, put your hairy feet up, light your pipe if you’ve a mind and preference to, and raise your flagon to celebrate the birthday of two of the Shire’s most famous Hobbits; Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. You remember those Bagginses, they actually like to wander around outside the Shire among all those Elves, Humans, Orcs, Goblins, Giants, Wizards and what not. I know . . . I know, utter nonsense. What is there that any self respecting Hobbit could possibly need out there? Nothing I say, but when they came back they did tell a good tale, didn’t they?
Saturday, September 22nd marks the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins (Bilbo is reported to have been born in the year of 2890 and Frodo in the year of 2968 during the Third Age, 1290 and 1368 respectively in Shire-Reckoning.). As most of you already know, Hobbits enjoy a good party and there’s no better party than the birthday party of a Bagginses. Why, there might even be wizardly fireworks!
We’ve collected a gallery of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobitt themed birthday cakes to celebrate the occasion. There are home made cakes and very professional cakes to admire in the collection below. I’m sure any self respecting Hobbit would enjoy a large slice of any of those cakes during breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, luncheon, afternoon tea, dinner, and supper. Hmm, I think I’ll go downstairs and see if there is any cake left in the refrigerator.
Which cake would you want a slice from? Let us know in the comments section below.
There’s a look at Andy Serkis all geared up during shooting of Peter Jackson’sThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and one “after effects added” still of Gollum in the latest Empire Magazine. Don’t worry though, Gollum is still as slimy looking as ever.
This NerdBastard can’t help but think of that Jethro Tull song Iron Lung every time I see Gollum on the screen. Gollum also gets some well deserved cover time in the picture below.
What do you think? Word about the Internet lately is that this two picture plan to depict and explore the world of The Hobbit might be turned into a trilogy. Can it match the awesomeness and majesty of the LOTR trilogy?
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits theater screens on December 13th 2013. I know where I’ll be December 13th . . . do you?
After watching this video all this NerdBastard needs is plane tickets to New Zealand, an assortment of ten co-conspirators, a detailed plan on getting in, getting the ring, and getting out. Oh . . . and really cool theme music, yeah gotta have a good sound track when considering a big heist.
We’ll call our little group “NerdBastards Eleven.”
Peter Jackson starts out this 14 minute tour of Stone Street Studio and quickly passes the viewer off to various persons of interest throughout the studio. It’s an interesting look at how much work, and how many people it takes to put together a movie production.
Recently Warner Bros. Pictures also announced that the premiere of the highly-anticipated first Hobbit film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will take place on November 28 in New Zealand.
“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 Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters on December 14, followed by The Hobbit: There and Back Again on December 13, 2013.
Yup. It’s pretty much just as the title says. This new still from The Hobbit accompanied the interview Evangeline Lilly gave a few days back, but it features Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and his new dwarven chums. Oh, and two plates of meat. Uh, yum?
The first part of The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey releases on December 14th this year. Until then, we’ve got thrilling images like this and that damn wonderful trailer to keep us busy. How far away is December 14th? Over 45 weeks?! Oh god…sooo long.
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 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.
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Three still shots have been made available via Entertainment Weekly featuring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey. Okay, everyone, calm down. I can hear you all freakin’ out from here. Oh wait, that’s just me. OMG! SQUEE! The Hobbit is really, really, really happening. Somehow, seeing them in costume and make-up on set makes it all feel real.
Over at EW is also a video where you can see director Peter Jackson, umm, directing Freeman. Doesn’t everything look just how you imagined it would? You know, exactly like the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. It’s like we never even left Middle Earth. Jackson had this to say about Freeman as Bilbo,
He fits the ears, and he’s got some very nice feet. I think he’s got the biggest hobbit feet we’ve had so far. They’re a little bit hard to walk in, but he’s managed to figure out the perfect hobbit gait.
And about McKellen as Gandalf,
He’s in fantastic form. In a way, his role in The Hobbit has more technical difficulties than Lord of the Rings did, because he has scenes with 14 smaller characters — obviously the dwarves and the hobbit are shorter… I remember saying to him [laughs], “Look, this isn’t Waiting for Godot or King Lear. This is The Hobbit. This is the real thing.”
While I’m anxiously awaiting Martin Freeman as our favorite little hobbit adventurer, I’ll apparently get to see Ian Holm reprise the role as well, pure joy for this Tolkien nerd. Peter Jackson confirmed through his Facebook page, posting,
One comment that came up from the recent video blog was the Bilbo voice at the end—many of you assumed it was Sir Ian Holm. Whilst Ian will be returning as the older Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, that recording was actually Martin Freeman’s voice, taken from a script read through we recorded when the cast first arrived. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure who it was when I first heard it, either. Cheers, Peter J
I’m guessing these scenes of an older Biblo played again by Holm will be somehow intertwined with scenes of Elijah Wood reprising Frodo. These scenes will most likely be book-ending The Hobbit tale, which will then serve as flashback. Everything we’re seeing from this production is screaming Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit is going to be a very familar film, especially with Jackson back in the director’s chair. Everybody get ready to go back to Middle Earth, it’ll be just as we left it.
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