by Low Lai Chow in Video on Saturday 3 November 2012

Finally, an airline has finally figured out how to get people to watch its flight safety video: cast hobbits, dwarves and the other inhabitants from the Tolkien universe in it. Yes, this means they actually buckle up and switch off their electronic devices on board. Naturally, the elves play the part of cabin crew. Air New Zealand — The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed in New Zealand — and WETA Workshop partnered up to make this video. Peter Jackson cameos, too.