It is finally here …
We’ve waited and prayed; searched and waited more … and finally, the teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is here.
At 1 minute 48 seconds, we get our first glimpses of the final installment of The Hobbit Trilogy (and the last Middle-earth film, for now).
I’m not going to discuss what I make of it, as I’d rather not influence you before viewing it yourselves.
But don’t worry, I’ll reserve my comments for another post 😉
Plus, the official poster has also landed, as I had suspected …
In the meantime, you better watch it for yourselves first:
What do you think? Did you shed a tear? Were you annoyed, happy, excited, manic?
Let us know in the comments below! 🙂
26 thoughts on “The Battle of the Five Armies Teaser Released!”
Excited! Watched it five times already to steal all the details (and it’s not enough 😉 ). And it’s gonna be another beautiful soundtrack… Do you know something about the main song of the third pary of the trilogy? Is it gonna be the one from the trailer, or the same artist maybe? And who is this?
PS. For a long time I already know I will need a lot of handkerchiefs im the cinema….
The song featured in the trailer is the same song from “The Return of the King.” Performed by Billy Boyd (who played Pippin), the song is featured in the track “The Sacrifice of Faramir.” No information has been released yet about the song for BOFA.
Yep, ImagineFantasy is correct. They’ve used Billy Boyd’s voice/song for it – and I wonder whether the tune will somehow appear in the film … 🙂
Regarding the end song, we usually get to know who the singer is a few weeks (or a month or two) before the release.
I guess I’d say I’m intrigued more than anything else. I’m certainly more excited to see the movie than I was before. At this point, I have steeled myself to the knowledge that Peter Jackson is going to make a movie “inspired by” the Hobbit, not “based on” the Hobbit. Still, it looks really exciting.
Yes, “inspired” is the way to go 😉 Nonetheless, I’m sure we’re in for an exciting conclusion.
This trailer made me cry, not just because I know what is going to happen but because this is it! This is end of a Tolkien adapted Jackson saga and I’m so sad to see the reign end.
I understand … especially Bilbo’s opening sentence and Thorin’s “… one last time” are two of the highlights 🙂
Absolutely loved this trailer–and was super excited to hear Pippin’s song playing in the background–I think it was a perfect fit for the trailer, and I can’t wait until December!
Agreed! Roll on October first, for the theatrical trailer, hah! 😉
I kind of teared up for the exact same reasons as ImagineFantasy mentioned: because I know what happens and because this is it. The end. It will be no more. No more movie rights floating around in the shadows waiting to be unleashed. The pre-release excitement shall cease to be. 😦
“No more movie rights floating around in the shadows…” True.
… but it’s not like the Silmarillion doesn’t exist. I still hold out hope! If there’s one thing Hollywood likes, it’s money. If the big shots in LA smell money, I bet we live to see the Silmarillion adapted to the screen. 😀
Alas! You are right. Yes, this seems to be the end of our Middle-earth journey and I’m sure that in a few years time we’ll all be missing the hype and expectation.
But at least, we’ll have 6 films (plus extended editions) to ease the pain and indulge ourselves over and over again 🙂
and over and over and over….
I’m incredibly excited! Yet it’s also bittersweet knowing that we’re coming to the end of these Middle-earth films. Anyway, I wrote this lengthy trailer analysis on my blog that you or others might find interesting: http://musingsofatolkienist.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-battle-of-five-armies-teaser.html#more
Holy frudge, you did like 67 screenshots!! That’s lengthy indeed 😀 Cool cool cool.
Hey Andrew! Wonderful post and thanks for sharing with us 🙂
“Will you follow me… one last time?” Wow, just wow. These couple of days has been insane. First, there was a teaser trailer to this teaser trailer to the real trailer. Trailerception!!!! Just can’t wait, but at the same time, I don’t really want it to arrive, knowing that it’ll be the end of a legendary cycle. But oh, the movie’s gonna be epic!!!!
As I noticed the teaser for the teaser was online, I restrained myself from viewing. I was absolutely adamant that I would not see the 15 seconds – leaving me completely free to view the whole trailer alive (and unspoiled) 😉
Here’s to hoping that the extended version of BOFA is even more extended than usual. I guess I am just a Middle Eartholic!
Hear! Hear! 😀
Definitely going to be bawling through this film. It is interesting that they used “Edge of Night” in the trailer. It is one of my FAVORITE songs from LOTR but it does feel anachronistic and even a little redundant playing over scenes from the Hobbit. Curious to see if/how it’s used in The Battle of Five Armies.
There’s a nice symmetry to the words used too. In ROTK we heard Pippin singing about “home is behind, the world ahead”.
These same words are spoken to Bilbo by Gandalf – urging him on his adventure. In The Battle of the Five Armies, this could reference a major theme that will influence the storyline right through the moment Pippin sings the song in Denethor’s hall.
Goosebumps stuff! 🙂
I can’t wait! Peter Jackson’s battle scenes are always so amazing. I think this will be even better than the last movie.
I wholeheartedly agree 🙂 I also suspect this may turn out to be – if done right – the best of all six Middle-earth films. Which is somewhat blasphemous coming from me (who’s been into LOTR for so long), but it wouldn’t be a bad thing neither!
At least the best of the Hobbit movies. Can’t wait to find out. December can’t come soon enough.