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You! Shall! Not! Pass... Up! The Chance To Watch All Five Of The Hobbit Video Diaries

By Rob Payne | Videos | December 28, 2011 | Comments ()

By Rob Payne | Videos | December 28, 2011 |

Because there are just too damn many movies coming out in 2012 that I'm already terribly excited for -- The Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus, Django Unchained, Looper, The Avengers, etc., etc. -- and adding another one to the list just makes me dizzy. But then that trailer hit last week, and now I'm all giddy for a return to Middle Earth, like a hobbit having his first hit of pipeweed after three weeks of "I can quit if I want to" sobriety.

Also, the news is so slow right now... How slow is it? It's so slow I'm going to use a term from 1998 to express just how slow it is: the news this week is hella slow. See? It's so slow that it isn't even funny. But I'll wager this latest production video, which just so happens to be the last of 2011 from The Hobbit set, will more than make up for my lame sense of humor.

And if that didn't do it, then how about the previous four entries of Jackson's Hobbit diary? Yeah, I thought that might help.

Do yourself a favor and keep an eye out for nosy cubemates who may wonder what the source of all that childlike giggling is. And note that each video is about 10 minutes long, so for those TL;DW people out there, the basic message is "these movies are a logistical nightmare, but they're worth it," as best evinced in the first video wherein 13 actors playing dwarves, plus Martin Freeman's Bilbo and Ian McKellen's Gandalf (as well as Peter Jackson, and a small production crew) cram inside a hobbit hole to rehearse a scene.


Is it just me, or does Peter Jackson not know what a "blog" is.

Rob Payne also writes the indie comic The Unstoppable Force, tweets on the Twitter @RobOfWar, and his ware can be purchased here (if you're into that sort of thing). He enjoys long walks into Mordor, even if isn't the sensible thing to do.

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