The Hobbit Official Trailer

Taught this to Year 9 English once – a class of ten boys. Brilliant fun. I wonder if they’ll remember that, now it’s nearly a decade later?

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  • Alethea H. Claw

    Huh, we read it in year 6 English. I has a sad for educational standards and the young people nowadays and the state of my lawn.

  • Alethea H. Claw

    However, also, too, SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

  • Robert B.

    When I was a kid I actually made up a tune for that song that begins “Far over the Misty Mountains cold.” And it actually sounded a little bit like that, though my tune wasn’t nearly as good. Actually hearing it sung was worth a little nostalgic shiver.

    And… okay, it is a sign of epic nerdiness that I even know this is a thing, but… do you think they cast a young Bilbo who looks a bit like Pippin on purpose? Bilbo was, after all, related to the Tooks on his mother’s side…

  • feralboy12

    I’m leaving tonight to go camp outside the theatre. I should know in a few months if I picked the right one.

  • Katkinkate

    Can’t wait!

  • ‘Tis Himself, OM.

    There wasn’t a single image of Smaug in that trailer. He’s my hero. I want to be Smaug when I grow up.

    • leftwingfox

      Likely because you won’t see him until the second movie.

    • Efogoto


      Don’t you mean IF you grow up?

      • Kylie Sturgess

        *steps away from you, before you become cinders…*

        • Efogoto

          Heh. I’ve spent my life getting older, but I’ve not grown up. I think it’s over-rated. Go Smaug!

  • puckmalamud

    I read The Hobbit as a child and loved it and reread it more times than I can count. I’ve been excited about this movie since watching some production videos…

    And all I can think about is that Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are gonna be on opposite sides of the battlefield this time. I can’t wait.

  • Lauren Ipsum


    okay sorry. Bilbo’s casting is just brilliant. Everyone looks fantastic.

    I have to say I read The Hobbit at 13 and threw it across the room, because I thought it was absolute tripe. When Peter Jackson did the trilogy I actually read the LOTR books, enjoyed them, and went back to read The Hobbit. I found it okay, but not nearly as complex or interesting as the trilogy.

    This movie (well, these two, technically) looks like it will kick ass. I am also delighted to continue associating December with Tolkien rather than Jebus.

    • ‘Tis Himself, OM.

      You have to remember that The Hobbit is a children’s book while LOTR is for adults.

  • Alethea H. Claw

    There’s a lot of depth to the Hobbit that kids miss, though. It’s worth a reread now and then. Adds more backstory to LoTR than just the ring.