To celebrate, Regal Cinemas held a massive party at Meltdown Comics in LA. It is hands down the best gathering of Tolkien fans we’ve ever seen, complete with dwarf rapping, Gandalf roasting, and cosplay!
For more giggles, check out their full rap remix of FAR OVER THE MISTY MOUNTAINS COLD:
I remain a little mystified by Kili, who looks like he’s wandered straight off the set of Gossip Girl– how can you even maintain that kind of artful stubble when you’re trekking through Middle Earth in search of a dragon? He’ll at least be easy to tell apart from the others, which is more than i can say for Thorin Oakenshield, who is the leader of the pack and clearly has that rugged hero thing going for him, but is also saddled with all the beard and fur that will make him hard to distinguish. Keep reading!
How do you like this Hobbit poster, featuring a full assemblage of dwarves? Their expressions range from “Wizard of Oz” munchkin silly, to inquisitive, to (in the case of Thorin Oakenshield) ruthlessly determined. There’s something for everyone.
Challege: Can you identify all of them by their dwarf names? Can you name all the actors? Speak friend and enter!
(Shhhh…you can check your answers by looking at the tags below)
As if you needed more reason to see The Hobbit, the new trailer is out, and it’s — of course — awesome!
This time, Peter Jackson shows us the lighter side of The Hobbit, with amusing repartee between dwarves and Bilbo’s surprise/annoyance at being recruited unexpectedly for this journey (hence, An Unexpected Journey). There’s also a funny tete-a-tete with Gollum.
In addition, we get wonderfully nostalgic shots of Rivendell and the sweeping visuals of the mountains and terrain. With Jackson at the helm and the timbre of the film seemingly carried over pixel by pixel from the LOTR films (well, minus the new technology), this appears to be every Tolkien-lover’s dream.