Pop culture enthusiasts can be forgiven if they approach Peter Jackson's J.R.R. Tolkien prequel trilogy thinking about 'Star Wars.' Will this next (but previous!) chapter in one of Fandom's key franchises broaden the cinematic universe we love so much, or will this be another case where they should have let enough alone?
Well, as is so frequently the case in life, I can't give you such a black and white answer. For starters, we may not be able to fully analyze 'The Hobbit' until all three chapters are in. Nevertheless here we are and 'An Unexpected Journey' does, indeed, have a lot going for it. It is also saddled with tangents, jabberjaw scenes that never end and far too many beats whose sole function is to remind you how much you love the original 'Lord of the Rings' films.
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‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ is only two weeks away from release, and we're about to get word on the film. The movie screened today in New York and Los Angeles, and the review embargo for lifts Monday, December 3, at midnight EST. We'll have a review for you then, but until that time here's two new TV spots for the movie.
'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,' the first in Peter Jackson's movie trilogy based on the epic J.R.R. Tolkein prequel to 'The Lord of the Rings,' is one of the most hyped movies of the year. Fans of Bilbo's first great adventure will finally get to see it (at least part of it) on the big screen starting December 14, after we all have been teased by trailer after trailer after TV spot. As if you couldn't be even more amped for the movie, we're giving away what we're calling the "ultimate 'Hobbit' prize pack" that would drive any Tolkien fan mad with excitement.
Tolkien fans around the world are preparing for the December 14 release of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' in many different ways. Some have gone back to painstakingly watch Peter Jackson's original 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy (even if it takes place afterward), while others continue gluing their own hair to prosthetic feet in preparation for attending the release in costume. But how is life-long Tolkien fan Stephen Colbert preparing? With a full week of 'The Colbert Report' dedicated to the film, and spotlighting its cast as guests! Who will be in attendance?
Last night saw the big world premiere of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' in New Zealand. Normally most premieres are in Los Angeles but because 'The Hobbit' was shot in New Zealand (and director Peter Jackson was finishing the film in the days leading up to the premiere), the premiere was in Wellington. So what did the crowd think?
After countless images, posters, trailers and behind-the-scenes material released for 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,' are you ready to watch the first clip from Peter Jackson's upcoming movie?
No one has better behind the scenes footage of his films than Peter Jackson and the series of videos detailing the production of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' have been among the very best associated with his work. After a lengthy gap, the ninth (and final?) video has arrived and it's all about the mad rush to push the film through post-production in time for its premiere.
If you've been dying to see more from Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel,' the wait is almost over -- the director has confirmed that the first full trailer will be attached to 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.'
Talk about your unexpected journeys -- a new report claims that 27 animals died due to the unsafe environment at a farm run by the production crew while Peter Jackson was filming 'The Hobbit.'
The Asylum is an L.A.-based studio with a loud and proud history of distributing "mockbusters," low-budget rip-offs of Hollywood films, at the same time as their big-budget counterparts. For example, earlier this year they released 'American Warships' right before Universal's 'Battleship.' And while not often taken serious, they've gotten into legal trouble before with the major studios in town ('The Day the Earth Stopped' comes to mind), but this time they're facing their mightiest foe yet in the form of studios Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, MGM and producer Saul Zaentz, who are all looking to halt the release of the Asylum's 'Age of the Hobbits', starring Bai Ling and a host of little people.
Guess which movie that one was inspired by.
Guess which movie that one was inspired by.