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3. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
In theaters: December 14, 2012
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Martin Freeman, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis, Evangeline Lily, Ian McKellen, Stephen Fry, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Lee Pace, Ian Holm
Lowdown: Bilbo Baggins is enlisted by Gandalf to join a group of dwarves on an adventure to try to reclaim a lost treasure from the dragon Smaug. And Gollum!
Drew McWeeny says: That trailer went a long way toward convincing us that Jackson has absolutely recaptured whatever alchemy went into the making of his wildly successful "Lord Of The Rings" trilogy, and "The Hobbit" is, if anything, an even more enjoyable yarn. And Gollum!