Bilbo tries to avoid becoming troll dinner in new Hobbit TV spot

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Dec 17, 2012, 4:24 PM EST

One thing we've always loved about Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films is the blend of drama and comedy that he managed to pull off, and from what we've seen so far, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will continue that fine and funny tradition. Take for instance this new TV spot, where Bilbo Baggins tries to talk his way out of being dinner for a trio of hungry trolls.

The spot features a number of things we've already seen: Gandalf inviting Bilbo on his adventure, Bilbo admiring his new sword Sting, Thorin sizing up the hobbit before their journey. But there are glimpses of new stuff, most notably Bilbo's encounter with the trolls, which is definitely set up to be one of the flick's more giggle-inducing moments. Check it out:

An Unexpected Journey hits theaters Dec. 14, but as this spot notes, advance tickets will go on sale Nov. 7. So if you want to beat the holiday crowds, you might want to look into that.

(Via ComingSoon)