By Michael Arbeiter, Hollywood.com Staff
Our excitement is brimming for the first of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit movies, with a so-close-you-can-taste-it (and likely will, for second breakfast) release on December 14. Because even a date this near is still too far for the most vehement of Tolkien addicts, we've collected a bunch of new clips from the upcoming movie. And we're pleased to share them with you... for the small price of just a few Middle Earth coins.
This assortment of videos exhibits the variety you'll be seeing within The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. There's comedy, drama, action, horror... the works. Check out the clips to see for yourself.
Bilbo Baggins, Meet the Dwarves. Dwarves, Meet Bilbo
Unannounced houseguests are troublesome enough when they don't come in sets of 13 and demand your entire pantry for dinner.
Make Sure You Read the Fine Print
But even more problematic? When they coerce you into signing a contract that more or less guarantees your certain demise.
Say What You Will About Orcs, at Least They're Dog People
Once Bilbo and the Dwarves are on course for adventure, they hit more than just a few snags. The first: an army of Orcs and their meddlesome canine monsters.
Elves Are Known for Their Cutlery
Luckily, Gandalf has a few friends in his corner: the Elf race is ready and willing to make up for its platform of noninvolvement during the Dwarves' excommunication from their home in the Lonely Mountain.
There's More Than One Way to Skin a Goblin
Another breed of creature out to get Bilbo and crew: the Goblins! Jeez, does anybody in Middle Earth ever heard of skin care?
Ladies and Gentlemen, Gollum!
And finally, the ""man"" we've all been waiting for: Gollum! Bilbo encounters the dark, demented denizen of this deep crevasse during his foray out into the world... and their union is not exactly a joyful one.
[Photo Credit: Warner Bros]
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