12 December 2012

Stuff you can do while you wait for the release of The Hobbit, plus a new clip!

The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey poster

This is the first in a 3-part super post covering Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Hobbit. Tomorrow is my review of The Wisdom of the Shire by Noble Smith, and Friday will be my review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

I've booked my tickets. I've watched the trailers several times. I've even watched the epic 8-minute trailer supercut trailer. I've read the book (obviously). I've even read some of the reviews of the movie itself (I'm a littler concerned by the mixed reviews). There's not a great deal left to do but wait. But 24 hours is a long time to wait. What can you do in that time? (Thanks to the guys at ThinkJam for the promo photos and video!)

Thorin Oakenshield and the dwarfs in The Hobbit
Courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures

  • Watch The Lord of the Rings extended Blu-Rays twice (assuming you don't sleep,that's all you have time for, the trilogy runs for 726 minutes).
  • Read The Hobbit 4 times (based on an average reading adult reading speed of 250 words per minute and the 95,000 word size of The Hobbit, a single read through would take you about 6 hours)
  • Read The Lord of the Rings (the three novels weigh in at 473,000 words, meaning it would take 31 hours to read. You'd have to skip half of Return of the King unless you wanted to be late to the cinema).
  • Watch The Hobbit super trailer 167 times (to be honest, I could do that).
  • Write a blog post about all the stuff you can do while you wait for The Hobbit (this doesn't take 48 hours, so you'll be back to square one. Trust me on this).
Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit
Courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures
As an added bonus to whet your appetite, here's a new clip from The Hobbit showing the dwarfs escaping the goblins at Moria (complete with Willhelm Scream):


Are you excited for The Hobbit? What are you doing while you wait?

21 comments:

  1. I'MSOEXCITEDICAN'TWAIT.... Okay, lemme start over... I'm so excited I can't wait to see The Hobbit!!!

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  2. You can watch the cartoon version of The Hobbit once and KNOW Jackson's version will be better!
    Taking off work early to go see it Friday and looking forward to it.

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  3. Babysitter has been arranged, tickets for the 48fps theater have been reserved, leave has been put in for work that day... "The board is set, the pieces are moving..." Are you going to see it in 48fps Jamie?

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    1. I like your system :) There's no where near me that can show it in 48fps and I refuse to watch 3d so it's plain all cinema for me :) After some of the criticisms the 28fps has had, I'm a little glad. Let me know how it looks :)

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  4. I've heard about the mixed reviews. I'll probably wait until my daughter comes home from college to see it so I'll have a chance to hear what you think of it. I'm hoping for something good.

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  5. Heck yes I'm excited!! We used to watch the cartoon version all the time as kids--this is going to be so much better.

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    1. I've never seen the cartoon version, but I can probably find it on YouTube somewhere :)

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  6. Still feeling psychologically unprepared for the extended excitement. Maybe I will see it over Christmas with my siblings. Still kind of burned out from the last round of LOTR films and haven't gotten the excitement back like I thought I would.

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    1. I couldn't wait that long; have to see it on launch day (so I can review it here, of course :P)

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    2. Maybe I'll write a disgruntled review after I eventually see it. Or maybe your review will actually get me excited about it. Who knows!

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  7. I cant believe that i haven't got my ticket yet. Might wait out the weekend mad rush and go next week. Not like me i know.......

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    1. Take the day off work and go see it in the morning; you'll have the cinema to yourself :)

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  8. I have been staying away from Hobbit related stuff of late after following things very closely for several weeks. Want to just go in on Friday night pure with my normal expectations. I can't wait, it is going to be great fun. I'm so glad we are finally just days away from seeing this, it has been a long time (im)patiently waiting.

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    1. Me too - it's been a year of waiting, which is completely crazy. It's the same amount of time I waited for Skyrim, and that was worth the wait. Let's hope this doesn't disappoint :)

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  9. Jackson will bring it! It looks so good, no great ;D

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  10. Did watch LOTR last night! Classic.

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    1. A good way to prepare you for the journey :)

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