Well, this is embarrassing. The trailer for the final movie of The Hobbit trilogy, The Battle of the Five Armies, was actually released back in July… and here I am writing a post about it in October!
Oops. In my defense, though, I thought I read some interview in which Peter Jackson said the trailer wouldn’t come out until, like, November. And maybe that’s true. Maybe more trailers – longer trailers – will be released later on. Actually, I’m pretty sure that will happen. But I don’t mind, because I’ve been dying to talk about the last movie, and I want to do so now.
P.S. You can find my earlier film trailer reaction posts here.
Warning: Spoilers ahead, so read/watch at your own risk!
0:12 – Don’t do the sad face, Bilbo. Because then it makes me sad, and also makes me feel like I should hug you forever and ever. (This is a common problem I have with fictional characters.)
0:20 – Does this scene make anyone else want to be a dragon, or is it just me? Like, does anyone else ever have those days when you just want to SET THINGS ON FIRE? (Yes, my day was like that, in case you’re wondering.)
0:29 – SO MUCH PRETTY SCENERY.
0:33 – I don’t like the choice of music here. This is Pippin’s song from The Return of the King and it’s, well… Pippin’s. I hope we hear something new in the actual movie (or in its credits). Don’t recycle old music!
0:38 – KILI. YOU ADORABLE DWARF, YOU.
0:45 – I’m so confused. Is Gandalf dead in the third movie? Why?
0:48 – This is exactly what my room looks like, if you were to replace gold with books!
0:52 – FIGHTING DWARVES. DYING DWARVES. I’M GOING TO CRY NOW.
1:04 – I’m pretty sure this cart-thingy wasn’t in the book, but I totally need one of these. It would be very useful for all my trips to the library.
1:11 – I had to rewind this bit because I thought Bard said “peas” and not “peace.” WILL YOU HAVE PEAS? OR WAR?!
1:14 – BIG SCARY DEEP VOICE OF DOOM. I am impressed.
1:17 – Pause the video right here! I swear, Legolas makes the bestest faces.
1:24 – This is what I always imagine myself doing when I read high fantasy books. I know they say the pen is mightier than the sword, but… I really want a sword.
1:32 – I know this is supposed to be a DRAMATIC POSE, but it really, really reminds me of a class picture. Therefore, I am amused.
1:38 – “Will you follow me… one last time?” NO. BECAUSE I DON’T WANT THIS TO BE THE LAST TIME.
After watching this trailer, I reached a very important conclusion – namely, that I AM NOT READY FOR THIS MOVIE AND NEVER WILL BE. I will probably sit in the movie theater and cry. (So if you’re reading this and you’re one of my non-Internet friends and you want to see this movie with me, consider yourself warned. There will be sobbing. Lots of it.)
What’s your opinion of the trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies?
And who else isn’t ready for this movie and will probably cry in the theater? BECAUSE I NEED TO KNOW THAT I’M NOT ALONE IN THIS.