Well each year we normally take 5-600 people to see a film at the local cinema. It’s been great fun and because we have lots of children it is usually a film that most will go to see. Often the film people let us see a film early – so last year we went to see Voyage of the Dawn Treader (and saw a pre-release very kindly due to Fox cinema people) . The year before we saw A Christmas Carol. This year we didn’t see a film (which is a bit of a shame) and there are no new Narnia films expected for several years at the least.
So planning for next year I was wondering about The Hobbit part 1 (part 2 in 2013). Loved the book as a child and the Peter Jackson’s trilogy of The Lord of the Rings. So, is it taking a big risk by going to see The Hobbit? Will it work for children as well as adults? The original book is a children’s book and has far less of the darkness of The Lord of the Rings.
The Guardian’s take on the clip is
The first instalment of a two-part adaptation of JRR Tolkien‘s book looks a different animal to the frosty, frightening world of Jackson’s Lord of the Ring’s trilogy, said Ben. “There’s very little of the sinister overtone and sense of irredeemable loss that pervades the book’s brilliantly icy and expansive sequels,” he said. What the trailer (and therefore, we guess, the film) doeshave a lot of is singing, some thing that Ben found it a bit hard to get in tune with. “This time around Jackson’s clearly embracing the twee,” he said.
Here’s the trailer, what do you think? Can we take children to see it? I imagine that it will have a 12A certificate (though I am hopeful it might get a PG – like the first two LOTR’s).
Some other pictures I’ve picked up from the Web (we provide all mod cons on this site – oh yes! Usual tip: Click on a picture to start a slideshow to see the pictures in large size so that you can see them better)
Update 11th October 2012:
More Hobbit pictures and more info about the Hobbit and hopefully we’re off to see it here: https://willcookson.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/off-to-see-the-hobbit/
Update 18th December 2012:
My review of the Hobbit: https://willcookson.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/review-of-the-hobbit-an-unexpected-journey/