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20 December 2011 @ 08:24 pm
YouTube over iTunes  
I tried to watch The Hobbit trailer on the 'official' site - iTunes/Apple, but it kept giving me page not found. After ten minutes of reloading, I gave up and went to YouTube, voila!

The trailer definitely is more 'grownup' in tone than the book. It's more like they're giving us a sequel - of sorts - to the prior movies, than a prequel to the novels. Though how that will play out in the actual movie, I don't know. Trailers can be very different from what we end up seeing on screen. Overall, it looks awesome, and I'm very pleased at seeing some of the things that were going on outside of the actual Hobbit, all those wonderful bits from the appendices and such. The one thing I'm still ambivalent about is the actor playing Bilbo - he just doesn't do it for me. I still see his character in Love Actually, the adult movie lighting double. It's very disconcerting. But I'm in it for the Elves, so I think there will be much to make me happy!
Taxicab Messiahdonna_c_punk on December 21st, 2011 03:28 am (UTC)
Isn't Martin Freeman playing Bilbo? If he could convince me he was Arthur Dent, he can pretty much convince me of anything.
Ithithildyn on December 21st, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)
Yes, he is.
Mhalachai: !HP Harry's immortality (mhalachaiswordsmhalachaiswords on December 21st, 2011 05:48 am (UTC)
Have you had a chance to watch the BBC Sherlock eps? Martin Freeman plays John Watson with a dual air of seriousness and spirit, and that portrayal makes me think he'll do Bilbo justice.

The part of the trailer that got me was the singing. I wasn't sure they could pull that off in the movie without being ridiculous, but what I heard sent shivers down my spine :)

Need to get that book out of storage for the holidays...
Chris: Don't Panicsharpiesgal on December 21st, 2011 12:55 pm (UTC)
It looks like it's going to be all kinds of fun.

kimurhokimuro on December 21st, 2011 01:07 pm (UTC)
I just watched it and for the first time, I think it might be worth seeing.

I know. I know. Peter Jackson did a fabulous job with LotR and he's a genius for his vision, but imo he totally missed the point about the hobbits, so to trust him to do well by The Hobbit? It's a stretch for me.
blade_and_rosesblade_and_roses on December 21st, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
Adding this one to my see-in-theatre list.