The Hobbit, it’s got a lot of dwarves. They’ve made sure to remind you with the above poster literally bursting with them. The trailers have run through their names in an effort to help you keep ‘em all straight. There’s Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Dwalin, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori, and Ori. Oh, and Thorin Oakenshield, the most impressive of dwarves because he gets two names. All in all, it’s almost impossible to remember them all and tell ‘em apart.
Until now. Thank you LOTR Project for creating this handy cheat sheet. Feel free to print one off and take it to the theatre with you.
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***SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE THAT CAN”T TELL THERE MIGHT BE SPOILERS IN A POST UNTIL AFTER THEY HAVE SPOILED IT FOR THEMSELVES BY BLINDLY CLICKING ON THE POST AND READING THE WHOLE DAMN THING THEN BLEATING ABOUT IT IN THE COMMENTS SECTION LIKE SOME LOST LAMB IN THE MEADOW!***
There’s six new clips on the Internet from Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. It’s a great mixture of action, humor, and a couple of those quiet, under the radar, touching moments that we all loved in the Lord of The Rings Trilogy.
After the jump and the clips below are some of the early reviews for the movie that you can check out if you actually give a Frack about what some pretentious, obnoxious, overly wordy, film critic has to say. Oh, yeah, make sure you check back after the USA release on December 14th for NerdBastards pretentious, obnoxious, overly wordy review.
Ah, the future. Sometimes you just have to love how much it rocks living now as opposed to back then. Sure, we don’t have hover cars or jet packs – yet – but we do have the capability to attend the red carpet of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘s world premiere. If you caught the most recent Hobbit video blog from Peter Jackson you know they were still working hard on the finished film with only days left before the premiere. The premiere date has come and Warner Bros. will be streaming live from the red carpet for all us folks not in attendance.
There’ll be a range of things to see like a performance of “Song of the Lonely Mountain” from Neil Finn, red carpet interviews with the cast, and speeches made by the filmmakers. No, you don’t get to see the movie, but it’s the perfect primer for this Hobbit season.
The stream, available below, begins at 3:50pm NZDT Wednesday, but that’ll be 9:50pm/6:50pm EST/PST tonight for us in the States.
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens worldwide December 14th.
To wit, director Peter Jackson and Bilbo Baggins’ portrayer Martin Freeman talked with Total Film about the movie. Here’s Jackson’s take on Baggins as a character:
“He really wants to be left alone, to put his feet up in front of a fire. And then suddenly he’s dragged off on an adventure. So there’s a lot of comedic opportunities. But you want to feel the truth of those moments. You don’t want them to be played just for laughs. When he’s holding the sword and faced with a troll, you want the sense of danger, and Martin’s brilliant at juggling the tone, that ability to have one foot in the dramatic world and one in the comedic world.”
And here’s what Freeman had to say about two films becoming three and the expectations there are about the film:
“It’s not really daunting. It is unexpected compared to where we were, but it’s the same thing of telling the story and doing your bit, whether it’s one or two or three films. There’s just, you know, more of it! But there are so many of us involved, it doesn’t really hang on anyone’s shoulders.”
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be in theaters everywhere December 14th. The Desolation Of Smaug will be released next year on December 13th and then conclude with There And Back Again on July 18th, 2014, the first Lord of the Rings movie to get a summer release date.
Source: Geek Tyrant
‘Hobbit’ Update: Goblin King Revealed, Billy Connelly Calls Tolkien “Unreadable”, Plus 13 Dwarves – One Poster
Y’know, I don’t believe I’ll really appreciate just how many dwarves are in The Hobbit until I see it, but this poster gives a good idea. I mean, 13 dwarves crammed on to one poster (click it to embiggen)! That’s a party, and I remember thinking nine dudes in the Fellowship was a lot. As we lurch towards the premiere of the first Hobbit flick, An Unexpected Journey on December 14th, we’re slowing learning more and more tidbits, here’s a few more.
A few weeks ago we teased what could have been our first glimpse of The Hobbit’s Goblin King, and it appears that leaked image was legit. Here’s the Goblin King toy courtesy of TheOneRing.net,
It’s an interesting design for sure and I can’t wait to see it brought to life by actor Barry Humphries. Peter Jackson has mentioned before the Goblin King will be portrayed, “in much the way Andy Serkis created Gollum,” meaning Humphries will be utilizing mo-cap. Jackson continued, “We’re looking forward to seeing him invest the Goblin King with the delicate sensitivity and emotional depth this character deserves.”
I’m excited to see this big guy on the big screen, are you?
Next, actor/comedian Billy Connolly will be playing yet another dwarf in The Hobbit, dwarf Dain Ironfoot. Here’s some comments he recently made to Vulture about returning to New Zealand for more filming,
Oh yes! I have to go back for that. I haven’t done [the battle scenes] yet. I have to get battle-ready! I ride into war on a wild pig!
A war pig? I like what I’m hearing.
I’ve never read The Hobbit. Never. Never read Lord of the Rings. I could never read Tolkien. I always found him unreadable … I didn’t read [the books], and I normally don’t like people who have! The people who love it, they’re kind of scary. They talk all this gobbledygook and they think of it as the Holy Grail.
What!? Blasphemy! Outrage!!
Actually, who gives a shit whether Connolly is a Tolkien devotee or likes to wipe his ass with The Simaralion, as long as he turns in a great performance as Ironfoot, I’m happy. It’s kind of ridiculous for us to expect the actors involved to always be fans. I could have done without his dig at the folks who do enjoy Tolkien’s work, but, eh.
What say you, bastards? Are Connolly’s comments out of line or nothing to fret over?
Sources: /Film, Geek Tyrant, CBM