Sep 28, 2012

New HOBBIT Poster Is Chock Full O' Dwarves

Love this new Hobbit poster.  Bombur caught with a mouthful of cake surrounded by dwarves both serious and cartoonish in appearance feels like exactly the right tone for this latest trip to Middle Earth.  Not quite so dour as the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, a bit sillier and more swashbuckling of a story.

My biggest fear at this point is that, in an effort to stretch this tale out over three movies, Jackson will spend too much time focused on the side stories comprised of familiar characters like Elrond and Galadriel, instead of staying with Bilbo's grand adventure*.  In that regard, the presence of an all-dwarf poster (some of which are even smiling!) fills me with glee.

Now, when are we gonna get a peak at that Cumberbatch dragon?

*Ironically, this dichotomy is the opposite of what worked in the last Tolkien trilogy; by about midway through The Two Towers I had grown bored of the Frodo/Samwise storyline in favor of Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli fighting off Sauron's uruk hai.

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