Ever since Sam settled down with Rosie and Frodo left for the Grey Havens, J.R.R. Tolkien fans have been waiting for this day. Peter Jackson‘s new Middle Earth adventure, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, is finally here. It’s the first of three films adapting the prelude to The Lord of the Rings following Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) on an epic quest to help a group of dwarves regain the treasure that’s rightfully theirs.

All through production, co-writer and director Peter Jackson has been posting fantastic video blogs keeping fans updated on the film, publicity and much more. This is the 10th and final installment for the first film, taking us through the very end of post-production, into the press junket and finally the premiere. It’s the perfect watch if you plan on seeing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey this weekend. Check it out below.

The video was first posted on Jackson’s Facebook page.

I love seeing all the madness that goes into setting up a premiere. Such a massive army of employees are behind one of those things and it seems like The Hobbit premiere in Wellington, NZ was much bigger than most.

However, my favorite moment of the video is when Jackson is pulling up to the museum on premiere day. He’s in the back of the car talking about the fans who camped out for the premiere. Maybe it’s me, but it feels like Jackson almost teared up to see what his films mean to people. What they’re willing to put themselves through just for a chance to meet him and his cast. It’s a sweet moment.

And then, of course, at the end he thinks about the fact that he has not only one movie left to make, but two and leaves us with this image. What did you think of the final An Unexpected Journey blog?

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