My favorite of the newly-released clips. Martin Freeman is fantastic in this fun, comic scene; I’m so glad they’re keeping to the books the nature of the dwarves’ escape. We even see drunk elves! The final moments, in which Bilbo sees the flaw in his plan, are particularly wonderful.
I was a tad disappointed with the comparative lack of hobbit in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug trailer. I know it’s just an early teaser, and I hope that these snippets are evidence that Bilbo remains the sturdy, clever, joyful, and oh-so-brave hobbit that he was in Tolkien’s work. I hope that Martin Freeman really shines this time around. He was one of the most awesome things about the first film.
As much as I’m excited for Thranduil, Tauriel, Bard, and Smaug, my one concern is that the film will make the same mistake the first one did and lose track of our little hobbit. I’m not as worried about it for this one - Bilbo has the most to do in this second part of the film - but I am a tad worried about the third film, in which Bilbo’s deeds include betraying a friend (for the good of others) and sitting out a battle.
The most excellent third TV spot for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. One thing about the Hobbit that you don’t often hear of is just how very afraid Bilbo is throughout the journey. But he soldiers on anyway, and does his very best to help his friends and save the world despite his smallness and his terror. Bilbo’s very courageous. ^.^
Also, is it just me or does that background look like a forest, not a cave? It seems like we might meet Gollum again in Mirkwood …
Sherlock also won for Best Drama Series! Both wins are totally deserved. “A Study in Pink” is perhaps the most perfect TV movie ever made. Everything about it is stellar, and Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch’s performances make the brilliant writing work. Add in the genius text graphics and you get perfection. Can’t wait until the next season!