Mr. Jackson's Christmas Gift


The original plan was to go back and do some posts on the cart-load of photos that have been released up to this point . . . but the first trailer was released last Tuesday and I decided commenting on it just couldn't wait. Of course, Christmas happened in between now and then, so I'm probably getting to this later than the rest of world, but hey–better late than never, right?

I won't call this post a "frame-by-frame" analysis . . . but I've gone through the trailer and selected what I thought were the most interesting/exciting/disappointing/intriguing things revealed. Rather than present the images in the order they appear in the trailer, I'll post and comment on them in their chronological order (as far as I can make it out, anyways). So, here goes:

In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit

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There's less than a year to go now until Peter Jackson's much-anticipated take on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit hits the big screen, and fans are already getting antsy. Parts have been cast, filming has begun, photos have been released, sneak-peak articles written and next week the first trailer will be released.