Hobbits, dwarves and wizards will take flight as Air New Zealand launches its latest on board safety video, ‘An Unexpected Briefing,’ today.
The safety video is inspired by the upcoming fantasy adventure The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), which is the first in a trilogy of films from director and Kiwi Sir Peter Jackson. The video has been created in conjunction with the Academy Award-winning Weta Workshop (The Lord of the Rings films) and features appearances from Jackson, as well as the unforgettable character, Gollum, and descendants of J.R.R Tolkien, author of the timeless masterpiece The Hobbit on which the trilogy is based.
This is lots of fun, making fun of both the seriousness of in-flight videos and of the Tolkien films themselves. Let’s hope the new trilogy is going to be this silly!