The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Click the pic to see the trailer.

Although I’m a huge movie buff, I do have to admit that I wasn’t THE biggest fan of the ‘Lord Of The Rings’ trilogy.  That being said, I’m well aware that they were some of the defining films of my generation, and when I heard (on HBO’s ‘Entourage’ of all places) that ‘The Hobbit’ would be getting a silver screen debut, I was excited at the notion.  Now the first trailer has come out, and I’m sure I’ll be one of the first people there opening weekend to see how things in the Shire were before Frodo was head hobbit in charge.  Below is the films official synopsis, but click the pic above to watch the preview.

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever … Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths ofguile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

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