‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ – Trailer 2 – Frame by Frame Analysis
Calisuri: Notice that big bird swooping in behind…
What has it gots in its pocketses?
A Stone Giant falls, leaving the company clutching the cliffside.
Entmaiden: Wow – epic shot.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The dwarves land in a heap after escaping the goblins.
Some monstrous beast falls to its doom!
Elessar: The Goblin King look as gross as I thought he might have from just what little we’ve seen. He’s just massive and I’m curious to see him in full action before he dies.
Calisuri: I guess the crown on his create confirms it is The Goblin King – ewwww. I must admit, I was hoping more for the character design we saw with Rankin/Bass!
JW: Isn’t it cruel and unusual punishment to show us all this and then ask us to wait until December 14? All in all, this is an awesome trailer that’s reminiscent of The Fellowship of the Ring theatrical trailer, the gold standard for film promotion and the one that jump started this whole pop culture phenomenon.
Random thoughts from Staffers:
Magpie: I was struck by scenes in this that reminded me of LOTR. The party standing on the side of a mountain with the stone trolls throwing things on them similar to Caradhras. The overhead shot of the party running along a narrow bridge similar to Khazad-dum. The big blubbery thing (I’m kind of steering a little clear of spoilers so I haven’t ‘identified’ him yet) falling on the party and pinning them down similar to Gimli getting pinned down by dead wargs. The shot I mentioned earlier of Bilbo cringing by the door when he thinks someone’s there. Gandalf crashing his staff down in a feat of magic and light. I enjoy these threads of similarities.
Entmaiden: Can I just start out with a general “squeeeee!” I had chills watching the recent trailer. Need to see it a few thousand more times…….
Overall, this trailer was mostly true to the books. With all the kerfuffle about expanding the story to three movies and pulling in other Tolkien materials, this trailer seemed to be aimed at book fans. It also seemed to be fairly chronological, which is unusual.
On the other hand, I had a moment watching the trailer when I understood how movie-firsters could be caught up in this story. The trailer really captures a sense of epic-ness that movie fans want in an adventure story, including fans who won’t know the story but loved LOTR.Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit on September 20, 2012 by newsfrombree