Peter Jackson announces The Hobbit world premiere

The world premiere date for Peter Jackson‘s highly anticipated The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has finally been announced. The Lord of the Rings director has confirmed that the premiere will be held at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington, New Zealand two weeks before its official release on December 14. Based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel, this adventure is set 60 years before the time of the LOTR trilogy. The film stars Martin Freeman — best known for films such as Love Actually and Hot Fuzz — as Bilbo Baggins, and also features returning favorites from LOTR such as Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, and Cate Blanchett. The film will be released in two parts. The second installment of the film — The Hobbit: There and Back Again, is set to be released in 2013. ~Stacy Raivich

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  1. Deb • June 9, 2012 @ 5:04 PM

    Not interested at all. Sat through every LOTR movie and still kicking myself for wasting my time.

  2. Jo-Anne • June 9, 2012 @ 8:22 PM

    OMG Really Deb? I am a HUGE fan, loved them all, in particular the first one. Spectacular. I’ll be there for this one for sure…

  3. Suneagle • June 10, 2012 @ 7:50 AM

    Honeslty if you don’t get LOTR you don’t understand movie magic. Simple. If you say I don’t like the story it’s one thing but if you say it’s 6 hrs of my life I will never get back again and your kicking yourself for waisting your time etc etc then really you need your brain examined for they’ve lost all spirit that creates creative imagination and inspiration. That’s not how you give constructive criticism sorry! THERE WERE A LOT OF ELEMENTS IN THAT MOVIE THAT MADE HISTORY IN MOVIE MAGIC. People that say its the worst movie omg I wish I can get my life back from waisting it etc etc or it should of been a B rated movie or how can that movie win best picture and best director etc etc probably 1) didn’t watch the extended edition (where it explains more in detail what the story is and how it should of on folded) & 2) probably really didn’t pay attention or even watched the movie at all, they were probably cooking dinner or something. Really it’s the best made movie of its generation now Avatar will be the next best trilogy. Go and watch your twilight or girly girly flix Deb I’m sure they are filled with entertainment!! You’ll probably correct my gramar and/or spelling too eh? Pfffft! :P!

  4. Suneagle • June 10, 2012 @ 10:21 PM

    Friend of Suneagle who is to poor to afford technology but cant hold back and has to way in on this matter. “Parton my intrusion to this conversation but I want to point out that this trilogy of a story is actuly 100 years old. The first attempt at making this movie was an animation why? Because no one wanted to touch this movie or try to take on this project the scale alone was intemadating! I know most woman out there are going to think and say ‘typical guy with his barbarian movies etc etc’ right? But let me tell you, every movie in this medieval genre I compare it to this master peice. The bar for me, has been set so high that I’m even affraid that I would be disappointed ‘Like watching the new game of thrones’ just because it’s scarey to think someone can match or even superseed this movie. The budgets are different right so.  I’m sorry I like my chic flicks but I can’t take any more Jenifer Anniston movies, something that I can see everyday. When I watch a movie I want to be taken out of my world and be brought into a realm that has been created. This was a time period that we wern’t brought up in and Peter Jackson has captured it fantastically, challenging our creative worth and inspiring us to feel how it would be to live in this fantasy. The way it was captured on film LOTR will never be out dated. It was a fantastic movie. The greatest example was the remake of CONAN PLZZZZZ WTF!! Where is Arnold where is a body builder c’mon!! Also no scenery no music it was so bad, why?, Because nothing can compare to the raw filming of John Mellius and that great score. Movie productions do this all the time Look at the new Total Recall seriously no MARS? Like I said Peter Jackson fought and fought to make this a trilogy as studios were pressing him for 1 or 2 movies production. Only a hand full of movies can compare to amazing work that Peter put in making this. So I say, if you can’t see a masterpiece you will never see one.” 

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