It happened before with The Amazing Spider-Man and it’s now happened again with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. A fan has once again highlighted the amount of footage revealed in marketing material by cobbling together 7 minutes from The Hobbit in chronological order, using the officially released TV spots and trailers for the film. This is unlikely to change the practice of studios releasing a bounty of marketing material before a film’s official release, but it is fun to see the experiment used on Peter Jackson’ adaptation. Warner Bros. hasn’t released near as much footage from The Hobbit as Sony did from Spider-Man (nearly half the video is stuff in Bag End), but we do see how a nice chunk of the film will iikely play out.
Hit the jump to watch the video. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in 3D on December 12th.
Here’s the synopsis for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey:
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever… Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.