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Trailer Watch: The Hobbit teaser

In December 2012, Peter Jackson goes back to well with the first of the two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Hobbit.

As trailers go, it isn’t terribly exciting, although there’s a healthy amount of footage, a song, a whole bunch of dwarves, Gollum, and even Frodo (in a framing sequence, of course). It all looks and sounds pretty much like Lord of the Rings all over again, but with somewhat smaller stakes — at least in this first part. And while that’s sure to please the most ardent fans of the trilogy, as someone who enjoyed but never really fell in love with them, it didn’t really stir up any strong impressions in me. (I was one of the few who’d hoped Guillermo del Toro would direct these, as he’d have brought something new to the equation, but alas.)

But… I’m sure the faithful will love it, and I’m happy for them.

So… what did you think?

Trailer Watch: Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Killer

Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, and Ewan McGregor star in X-Men and X-Men 2 (I still can’t call it X2: X-Men United) director Bryan Singer’s latest, an adaptation of the old “Jack the Giant Killer” tale, perhaps better known as “Jack and the Beanstalk.”

I can’t tell if the film is taking itself a little too seriously or not yet from this trailer, but I like the cast, and it looks like it could be fun. I guess we’ll find out on June 15, 2012.

Trailer Watch: Knights of Badassdom

Joe Lynch, the director of the straight-to-DVD Wrong Turn 2: Dead End,

Knights of Badassdom stars Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn, Summer Glau (Firefly), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Margarita Levieva, Jimmi Simpson and Danny Pudi (Community) and a group of LARPers who accidentally summon a succubus whilst on a campaign, or whatever you call them. (Think: the last 30 minutes of Role Models crossed with Army of Darkness.)

The film doesn’t seem to have a release date (beyond “2011,”) so there’s no telling when any of us will get to see it, but… methinks the trailer looks pretty funny. What dost thou say?

(Thanks to Twitch for the heads up.)