It’s safe to say that we’d care little for elves or dwarves, trolls or dragons in today’s fiction idiom if not for J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterwork, The Hobbit and the subsequent trilogy The Lord of the Rings. In this new trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey we are reminded exactly why we like what Peter Jackson is doing with this wellspring of a huge swath of the fantasy genre. Jackson is splitting the first book into three parts so he can properly cover the entire book in the detail it deserves (and coincidentally massively boosting his bottom line).
Do we care about his motivations? So long as he keeps producing stuff that makes our mouths hang open in awe, probably not.
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