The latest Tolkien epic to be turned into a movie, The Hobbit, isn't set to be released until December 13th in the UK, but who cares? You can see seven-whole-minutes of the thing right here, right now.
Technically, this isn't officially approved footage; what you're really looking at here is an epic trailer, recut from everything released so far from around the world. But it's about as close as you'll get to watching the movie right now, so jump on in and tell us what you think. Is this going to be a must watch, or an over-extended snoozefest? The jury's certainly out right now. [YouTube via Bleeding Cool via Blastr via Gizmodo Australia]