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More Middle Earth In Five Clips From ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

Written by on September 19, 2012 

If the fairly promising new trailer for Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey didn’t satisfy your Middle Earth craving enough, then you’ll be pleased at this treat from Warner Bros. Following that look, the studio made available five alternate trailers, each with a different ending — acting almost like standalone clips from the film.

A Tolkien-hard did their sacred duty and put them all into one nifty video for us, featuring more Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman and the various dwarfs. One of the big takeaways from this footage, and the trailer, is the relatively light and playful nature Jackson seems to be capturing, which is welcome after some of the self-seriousness we found in our first look. Check them all out below for the film also starring Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Evangeline Lilly, Andy Serkis and Richard Armitage.


The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome 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 Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs 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 of ingenuity 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.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrives on December 14th, 2012.

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