The trailer for the film was well received online. A blogger for Entertainment Weekly said that based on the trailer, the film "looks awesome ", and added that the filmmakers "seem to have nailed a passable low-budget version of Peter Jackson's best-epic-movie-ever visuals."  Similarly, a blogger for Wired News said that " The Hunt for Gollum looks pretty stunning for a film made 'by fans for fans.'"  On National Public Radio 's All Things Considered , reporter Laura Sydell said, " The Hunt for Gollum looks just like the Hollywood version. I was fooled the first time I saw it... the special effects in the trailer are flawless."  A writer for the film website Rotten Tomatoes said, "the trailers suggest it'll be better than Eragon ... or Krull ". 
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