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Must Watch: First 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Trailer Hits

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June 11, 2013
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer

"Where does your journey end?" Warner Bros has unveiled the first trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, running a full two-minutes introducing us to a whole bevy of new characters and the old ones from An Unexpected Journey. Besides Martin Freeman as Bilbo, Richard Armitage as Thorin and Ian McKellen as Gandalf, we get to see Lee Pace as Thranduil, Orlando Bloom (back) as Legolas, Evangeline Lilly kicking ass as Tauriel, plus Luke Evans as Bard. And yes we even get a look at Smaug. This seems like a big step up from the first movie, more entertaining and adventurous. Have at it!

Watch the first trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, from Warner Bros.:

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit... J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson as three separate movies, is set in Middle-Earth 60 years before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in a trilogy ten years ago. The films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, were shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest cameras. The Hobbit follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug lands in theaters in 3D & 48FPS on December 13th.

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  • Max
    I loved the first one and this one looks even better! Can't wait!
  • Nielsen700
    Well, I came.
  • Szkari
    Well... ok, but the dragon looked... bad. It is just me or there is something wrong about him?
    • http://www.skonmovies.com/ Sean Kelly
      The CGI is probably not finished yet and probably won't be until just before the release date.
    • wafffles
      CGI isn't finished, same reason that orc climbing over the wall looked more like bologna than humanoid skin
    • Sky
      Also, i think they are trying to keep it hidden in darkness, only really allowing you to see his teeth, the outline of his head AND (my fav) his eye! Staring down at poor bilbo, its the only thing u see of smaug for bit there and i love it!
  • Brian Sleider
    Looks fun, more than a few inconsistencys to be seen in that short trailer though.
  • http://djkento.com/ Kento
    totally sold. TOTALLY SOLD!
  • Xerxexx
    First was great and this looks like a step up.
  • Nick
    Nice CG dwarves and orcs, geez...
    • Xerxexx
      well Orcs are notorious for always calling out sick and Dwarves don't fucking work for humans.
      • Nick
        I meant elves. The elves look terrible.
        • Xerxexx
          Elves are worse than Dwarves...they despise we humans and are work week.
          • a guy
            jeez. learn how to use the English language.
          • Xerxexx
            Says Mr. "I-don't-properly-capitalize-letters." Love ya. :p I can admit my usage of "Are" is wholly incorrect. Should be "Our." Eh.
  • Chris Groves
    CGI. CGI everywhere....kind of not super-convincing CGI, to boot. No way I'm not seeing this though.
    • davidshaw
      I agree but they still have 6 months to finish it up. This happens with lots of movies, trailer footage uses incomplete CGI but the finished product is (usually) much better. I wouldn't worry.
    • cobrazombie
      I had that same thought watching this. It looks good, but so much CGI... I know they can't do the movie without it, but it looks like a damn video game.
  • Elbak
    Wow. The action looks like it's going to be incredible in this one. Obviously the cgi is going to get a lot more work before release, so I'm not worried about that yet.
  • jah p
    Looks good, but I gotta say Smaug would totally get owned by DeathWing!lol
    • David Banner
      I'm sure meant Ancalagon The Black, and your inferior fantasy dragon was merely a slip.
    • Pugiron
      Jah p if you killed yourself would anyone care?
  • N.
    That didn't excite me as mush as I thought it would however I am still very much ready to see this film! Can not wait!!!
  • Rojage Geo
    its great to see orlando back! but my biggest disappointment was smaug! The dragon looks so....low quality lol....hope they fix it up
    • Ege Sönmez
      my thoughts exactly
  • fefe
    Hate this damn CGI fairytale look. Everything looked better and more convincing in the LOTR trilogy even though it came out a decade ago. Bingo.
  • Jackmooney9
    Unexpected Journey is probs better!
  • none none
    CGI looks so weak. uhgggg. Still will go watch this movie... but expectations are much lower especially after watching part 1 last year...
  • wafffles
    Can't decide if Evangeline Lilly is hotter as an Elf or an island castaway. Something to ponder for the next five minutes...two minutes...okay thirty seconds.
    • guest
      she's not that hot to begin with.
  • Jordan Petersen
    CGI... in overabundance. Why couldn't they do what they did with LOTR?
  • nitpickers can suck it
    "Wow, the CGI for this movie that's out in six months looks unfinished and crappy on my little computer screen" - said every fanboy ever. Shut up already!
    • DianeT
      agreed - a lot of complainers on the internet.
  • racquetman
    That dragon head looked terrible. If that's the final version, then Jackson failed miserably. If that's not the final version they shouldn't have shown the dragon at all. It's been 32 years since Dragonslayer came out and still nobody has come close to topping Vermithrax Pejorative. CGI is a crutch, and not a very good one at that.
  • Andy
    Wow Smaug is awful.... was that a pre-vis asset?
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
    It looked pretty good on my monitor CGI-wise, pretty excited to see this. Obviously.
  • Guest of Honor
    "Dracarys"
  • Moothbert
    The Hobbit films are doing exactly the same things that made the Star Wars prequels so bland. Too much CGI and green screen stuff. Nothing looks real. My eyes pick up on CGI straight away and immediately my brain tells me it's not real and I have a disconnect to the action. the LOTR had a good balance, the Hobbit didn't and now this looks even worse. That's why old model spaceships from 70s cinema look more real than CGI spaceships from the 2000s. CGI has a plasticine look that is so far from lifelike it's disconcerting.
    • Sky
      then dont go see it
      • kingknolla
        my thoughts exactly
  • David Banner
    No Benedict Cumberbatch?
    • cobrazombie
      Cabbagepatch.
  • DAVIDPD
    Hell Yeah!!! Looks so good. Like I have been saying, this is going to be the good one.
  • http://www.quanahblogs.com/ Quanah
    Wow. I love seeing the new characters and ever expansive story lines. Nerd drool. Pants tee-pee.
  • http://www.facebook.com/nicolas.dallibortolot Nicolas Dalli Bortolot
    cool videogame!!!, oh wait, its another movie full of shitty CGI
  • kLO
    YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
  • http://madeofhells.tumblr.com/ Triangle Dimes
    Jesus fucking Christ people, if you liked the CGI in the first one you'll like it in this one too, it's a teaser trailer.
  • Pugiron
    Too many changes
  • kingknolla
    people are ridiculous its an early trailer release to get you pumped up and you all react like fools, relax most all action movie are packed with cgi for starters so give that excuse a break and if It really bugs you that much don't see it! don't watch anymore trailers!!

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