Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - The First Trailer At Last

Yes, I happily admit it. I'm a fan of fantasy (if it's well done). I love The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. And I very much enjoy the movies made of them (again, if they're well done).

I think Peter Jackson's visions of MIddle Earth are genuine classics, and I'm so much looking forward to the final part of his Hobbit trilogy: The Battle of the Five Armies

The trailer for this movie, scheduled to premier on December 17, 2014, has been delayed for various reasons, but at last a preview trailer has been released. I'm sure it will be expanded on before the movie premiers, but here's a tantalizing snippet:

I want to see this movie, even though I know some of my favorite characters will not live through it. And even though I know it is the last of an fantastic trilogy.

I hope, somehow, Peter Jackson will continue this amazing tradition. With what source material? That is the question.

So what do you think? Are you a fan of Middle Earth? Are you eager for, dreading or indifferent to this movie release?

DeAnna Julie Dodson has always been an avid reader and a lover of storytelling, whether on the page, the screen or the stage. This, along with her keen interest in history and her Christian faith, shows in her tales of love, forgiveness and triumph over adversity. She is the author of In Honor Bound, By Love Redeemed and To Grace Surrendered, a trilogy of medieval romances, as well as Letters in the Attic, The Key in the Attic, The Diary in the Attic and The Legacy in the Attic, contemporary mysteries. Her new series of Drew Farthering Mysteries debuted in the Summer of 2013 with Rules of Murder, followed by Death by the Book and Murder at the Mikado in 2014 from Bethany House. A fifth-generation Texan, she makes her home north of Dallas with two spoiled cats.


  1. Oh DeAnna, you sound like my boys. They fell in love with LOTR when it came out and still have marathon movie-watching weekends periodically. I, however, just can't get into any of them... it's a hang-up I have with fantasy. I think if I can't automatically spell the names of the characters in my head (or their species) when I'm watching/reading, I have a hard time connecting. Silly, huh?

    1. Nah, not every genre is for everybody. I have a major disconnect with CONTEMPORARY fiction. That's probably a bad sign, don't you think?

      But I enjoy epic and unusual and heroic. It makes my inner traditionalist very happy. :D

    2. LOL! And I love contemporary. That's what's so wonderful about fiction, there' something for everyone!

  2. Oh yes, I am so ready for the Hobbit--even though (sob...well, let's not go there). The movies are so much fun and I haven't minded the additions/changes at all. I mean, Legolas can be in just about every movie ever as far as I'm concerned.

    1. Oh, yes, put Legolas in everything. All the time. :D

      I just wish he'd had a better role in #2, But I think they'll make him more than a killing machine in the next one.

      Yes, I'm dying to see the next one, even though . . . :::sniffle:::

      But it will be wonderful and tragic and heroic and just ever so good! :D

    2. OK, yeah, Legolas is a good reason to watch...


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