First “The Hobbit” Trailer Goes Online

The first trailer for Peter Jackson’s much anticipated “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, the first of two films based on the J.R.R. Tolkien classic, has arrived.

The preview launched on Apple.com an hour ago and can be watched in HD over there or via streaming below. Copies will be screened in the United States in front of prints of “The Adventures of Tintin” opening tomorrow.

Dominated by a dwarf song, there’s various shots and angles that remind one greatly of the original trilogy. That said there’s also a few that look, while not unfinished they do seem oddly spartan. Leave your thoughts in the comments below – are you ready to return to Middle Earth?