I swear I read The Hobbit as a kid. I remember finishing the last page and excitedly running to talk to my brother about it. I’d even seen the cartoon several times. Despite these memories, I walked into the movie knowing exactly three things: there were younger versions of characters I already knew in it, and also a dragon. (I was also pretty sure Gollum was in it somewhere, but that was just hearsay.) So it was that, yet again, I watch a Tolkien movie and everything is new to me.
Above is the trailer for The Hunt for Gollum, a 40 minute fan-made prequel to the Lord of the Rings movies, and it looks pretty darn good. If you like the trailer, you can watch the full thing only online. I haven’t gotten a chance to see the whole thing through myself, but I can’t […]