Latest poster for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Poster Simon Brew 3 Oct 2012 - 06:44

The White Council steps forward in the latest poster for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey...

It's the turn of the White Council to take centre stage in the latest poster for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. And this is a proper, old school movie poster, too. At this rate, they might even get Drew Struzan to put together the next one for them. We're pretty cetain this is an official poster. If it isn't, we like it a lot anyway.

Featuring Sir Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett and Sir Ian McKellen, the new poster popped up over at FilmCells. And, as we suspect you know all too well, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is arriving in cinemas in December.

We'll keep you posted on it, and in the meantime, here's that poster. You like it?

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well that sucks

Yes.

The 90s called, they want their poorly produced magazine cover back.

Seriously, it's like they only just discovered Paint Shop Pro... wait until they hear about Photoshop.

I like it.

We're gonna need a montage (Montage)
Oooo, it takes a montage (Montage)
And just show a lot of things happenin' at once.
Remind everyone of what's goin' on. (What's goin' on?)

What is this? S**t posters day?

There's a distinct lack of a hobbit in that poster...

bottom left is the bit were christopher lee bets the others they cant make a human/big head elf totem pole

Errr..... is it me? This err, lavish... err poster is showing something that was mentioned in a whole paragraph in the book, in passing! What are the posters for relevant content going to look like????

Saruman is just about to activate his lightsaber! Look out!

Come on people, the poster looks as rubbish as the trailer! When are people going to take off their rose tinted specs and realise that this film is going to be terrible. Martin Freeman is a terrible choice for the lead role - he simply can't act! I'm sick of people sucking off any film that has a huge budget and a few big names and ZOMG! AWSOME EFFECTS!

Erm, where is the actual Hobbit?

I give up Can't find the hobbit

Interesting poster, thanks for posting it. I wonder what it would look like if Drew Struzan had painted it. I came across Drew's tutorial DVD shot in his studio. It's like getting a private art lesson from a master illustrator. "Conceiving and Creating the Hellboy Movie Poster Art" is a detailed lesson on how Drew creates his famous movie poster art. It's the perfect road map for creating movie poster art.

There's also no Hobbit in the poster of Gandalf striding through Hobbiton, but I didn't hear anyone complaining. Could it be that people's backs are up just because of the way the White Council plotline is being expanded?
I for one am happy that we're going to be finding out "what happened in that bit in the book where Gandalf just vanished", and assuming he's done a good job of it I'll be silently thanking PJ for giving us some luscious visual representation of what was previously some pretty dry reading in the appendices and extended material, and probably also for making my Christmas.

I dunno, bloodybl, maybe folks just like enjoying things.
And giving stuff the benefit of the doubt until we've actually *seen* it.

Don't you mean Count Dooku?

Erm, you already did respond. Guess I hurt your fanboy feelings, try not to cry too much, you just embarrass yourself.

I've already seen Martin Freeman's acting abilities (or lack off) enough times to see that he's never going to get better. I've seen enough slapstick, lame makeup, and identical sets/characters/music to see that it looks like a tired franchise.The tone of the trailer shows the balance between child and adult entertainment has not been found. I've seen enough of everything that's related to the film so far to say that it's going to be very average, possible terrible. It's The Phantom Menace all over again really.

Stretching the shortest book in the series into three long films (regardless of using Tolkein's notes and appendixes) means it's going to be stretched out and full of meaningless tripe. They've done nothing to distinguish The Hobbit from LOTR; this will not be anything special.

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