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Final Trailer for The Hobbit: CGI Armies Run at Each Other

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“You have but one question to ask: how shall this day end?”

As Gandalf lines go, that one’s not particularly strong, because it invites the smartass comeback “Seven different times! Just like the last trilogy!”

Still: Christopher Lee acting like a badass about a fight he’s gonna lose! Bats bred for war! I’m trying to be positive. Because the tagline does not, in fact, convince me this is the defining moment for Middle-earth – Isildur not destroying the ring, or Frodo actually doing it…those would be my top two choices for that honor.

Sorry, but I just can’t seem to care about giant CGI armies of characters I don’t know running into each other. The whole point of these stories is supposed to be that the smallest person can make a difference, so maybe it’s all ironic somehow.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist