Directormust’ve been pretty proud to be there for the world premiere of his film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” at the Embassy Theatre on November 28, 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand.
To set the mood and add to the atmosphere of the film’s premiere, a local, Derek Carver of Wellington (who has a lovely long beard and shoulder-length hair, donned his grey robes costume, complete with charred walking stick and floppy grey hat.
As a nice touch, Peter Jackson and the actors from the film emerged from a Hobbit House, including, who plays “Frodo.”
Alas, Elijah wasn’t in character but donned a charcoal grey suit sans necktie, though the look was sharp for the premiere! Dean O'Gorman looked well put together as well in his suit…
Sylvester McCoy, who plays Wizard Radagast the Brown, made quite an entrance showing up in a celestial print jacket, hat and long white scarf, walking stick in hand…
Richard Armitage, as “Thorin Oakenshield” in the film, looked dapper in his dark suit but it was, who plays Galadriel, that stole the show in a hot pink, black and white ensemble, teamed with peeptoe T-bar stiletto sandals.
Visitors to the Wellington premiere, numbering in the tens of thousands and from all over the world, dressed as hobbits, dwarves, elves, goblins and other, less easily identifiable Middle-Earth creatures were also treated to performances by singersand Neil Finn.
But there were some people who were beyond consolation during the premiere. They were supposedly there from PETA (People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals) to protest the death of three horses who apparently died in the making of this latest Hobbit film.
Donning black shrouds like the Grim Reaper himself, their black placards read: “3 HORSES DIED FOR THIS FILM PeTA” and “THE HOBBIT: UNEXPECTED CRUELTY PeTA.”
Other than that, this latest installation to the Tolkein trilogy went quite well… Enjoy the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey slideshow!