First of all, happy Tolkien Week!! And a very happy (belated) birthday to Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, who are assumed to have been born on the 22 of September.
Well, there’s some good news, and some bad news.
The good news is that The Hobbit’s new trailer is out, and it looks great! Martin Freeman’s voice is really distinctive, and we get some more stunning views, as you can see below…
The bad news is that, although the world premiere for The Hobbit is right on my doorstep (a 10 hour-ish drive) in Wellington, it’s NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!!!!!!! 😦
I found this out after excitedly scouring google, news articles and Hobbit fansites, anticipating the moment where I could say to my mum that yes, it was financially possible to go, and immediately afterwards ring my good friend and fellow LOTR-fan to say that we could take her along.
I was, therefore, understandably devastated. And left very confused. Because I thought that the point of a premiere is that it is the first time a movie is viewed by THE PUBLIC. It appears I was wrong. (My mum suggested I write a letter in protest of this unjust treatment. I’m doing this instead)
So it appears that I’ll be watching The Hobbit in Auckland after all. I am, however, still looking forward to watching it. Are you?
The other Hobbit news is the Title debate, which you can read about here. Personally, I think all of the leaked possible titles are a bit…wrong, somehow.
The Desolation of Smaug The Battle of Five Armies
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
- The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies
The first two are out, because I reckon that if you start with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and end with The Hobbit: There and Back Again, the middle one has to be The Hobbit:…
And as for the other two, they sound a bit pretentious, in my opinion. Maybe they were all leaked on purpose and are all false. like J.K. Rowling did for “The Doomsday Tournament”? But what do you think? I’m sure there are a lot of people who have completely different ideas.
And that’s the news.