It never occurred to me before, but The Hobbit is essentially about getting pasty, hermit-y nerds out of their basements and into the world! The hobbits are the fanboy nerds, and Gandalf is Peter Jackson/J.R.R. Tolkien, saying “get outside and see the world!” or “leave your dark, dank basement to come sit in a…dark…theatre…” Wait, that doesn’t work. Anyway, I can’t be the only person who’s thought of this allegory.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey comes out December 14, 2012.