The new trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is out. There’s heart behind it that I haven’t really seen since fantasy films in the 80s and late 90s. It’s a huge welcome.

Martin Freeman carried charisma in the show Sherlock, and it’s no different with his take on Bilbo Baggins. And frankly, starring in Peter Jackson’s latest Lord of the Rings films is something well-deserved.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey releases in theaters December 14, 2012.