Wednesday, 19 September 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey…A new trailer for the first part of the trilogy…

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These statements are always tenuous at best, but for all the Marvel fans and regular Bods who helped The Avengers become the 3rd highest grosser of all time; for all the eager anticipation for Nolan’s final Batman, The Hobbit is the most eagerly awaited film of the year. There I said it, and I stand by it.

“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.”

Anyone who doesn’t know about the enormous success of Peter Jackson's Lord of The Rings Trilogy was likely born when they came out, or soon after. The films made unearthly amounts of money in cinemas alone (see chart below) and won a sackfull of Oscars, Baftas and other awards. (Let’s face it, there would have been more Oscars I mot for dodgy campaigns from A Beautiful Mind & Chicago nudging the “Let’s save the big Oscars for the third film, rather than  rewarding  each film on its own merits” nonsense.

The Lord of The Rings...
North American Gross
International Gross
The Fellowship of The Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of The King

The Hobbit…

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