1. bainespal says:

    “Will you follow me, one last time?”

    Of course we will. We might never get a chance to see something LoTR on the big screen again. At least, that’s what they want us to think. They’re marketing nostalgia.

    • Perhaps, but my reasons listed above are still true: the song has both thematic ties to the follow of Thorin and an in-universe connections between Pippin and Bilbo. I don’t think it’s simply a case of, “Let’s stick a familiar thing into the new film trailer even if it doesn’t actually match the idea of the new film.” Instead it matches all too well.

  2. Julie D says:

    Actually,  “Pippin’s Song” is a revision of Bilbo’s Walking Song, which is either a traditional hobbit-song or Bilbo’s revision of such a song -albeit more references to bath and bed than in the movie.

    • Athelas Hale says:

      Yes. Thank you for knowing this. I noticed it while I was reading through The Fellowship a few months ago, and I’ve never met anyone else who knew the origin. Every time I hear this now, I want to end on, “And now to bed! And now to bed!”

  3. Julie D says:

    They’re gonna kill Radagast, aren’t they? That one scene looked an awful lot like Galadriel with a fallen Gandalf, but as Gandalf can’t die, they’ll knock off Radagast instead…. 🙁

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