Hobbit Poster Seems More Disney than Middle Earth

I’m not saying The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is going to suck. I’m not. It’s impossible for me not to put my faith in Peter Jackson, who, arguably, has never made a terrible movie. From The Lord of The Rings Trilogy to King Kong to The Lovely Bones, Jackson’s resume is stellar. I trust him completely.

With that out of the way, is it just me or does this poster seem really Disney-ish and Muppety? I’m all for humor, but between this poster and the trailer’s goofy dinner dancing scene at Casa de Bilbo, I’m at a loss as to what I’m getting with this first of three installments of The Hobbit. And yes, while I trust Peter Jackson, I just can’t escape the feeling we’re being served some Jar Jar Binks. I just pray Jackson’s “prequels” don’t go the way of He Who Shall Not Be Named But Wears Flannel and Isn’t Voldemort.

What do you think?

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