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First Trailer For The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Meet the elf-made men (and women)...

11 June 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Warner Bros.

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When the first teaser poster for The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug hit on Sunday, we were promised that the trailer would be arriving this week. Today is the day and now is the time! Take a look… 

Following on from where we left Bilbo (Martin Freeman), the dwarves and Ian McKellen’s Gandalf continue their journey to the Lonely Mountain, where Thorin (Richard Armitage) and the rest seek to reclaim their homeland from a troublesome squatting occupant: Smaug the dragon.

The focus here is more on the new faces we can expect in the second film, including Lee Pace’s Elvenking Thranduil, Evangeline Lily as elf warrior Tauriel, Mikael Persbrandt as shape-changer Beorn, Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman and, just because he can do it without needing big makeup changes, Orlando Bloom’s athletic Legolas.

With plenty of action on show, some nice looks at the new folk and a solid, dramatic reveal (well, after the glimpses in the first film) of Smaug’s reptilian mug (no Cumberchat- yet), this definitely has us ready to see more.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug will finish its journey to our screens on December 13. Then the wait for The Hobbit: There And Back Again, due on December 19, 2014, begins…


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RE: First Trailer For The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
This is going to be the best computer game of 2013. Graphics are so good, this almost looks like a movie!! More

Posted by Jasper_29 at 16:36 on 24 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: First Trailer For The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Why, oh why did they show smaug!??!?!?!?!?!?? We waited the whole movie last film and now, it is there in the trailer, it killed me, i was so excited for it and then there it is... bad move peter bad move. More

Posted by bydabeachman at 21:34 on 18 June 2013 | Report This Post

Changes for changes sake...
The sight of a Lego box-set of the spider scene with Legolas and Tauriel included worries me... I actually like the way they are exploring the untold story parallel to Bilbo's adventures, but why insert new characters in scenes just for the sake of it? If Legolas and Tauriel are seen around Thranduil's Halls, fine - that doesn't contradict the existing story - it embellishes without change. However, if they rock up and rescue Bilbo and the dwarves, upstaging one of the major emergences of Bilbo' More

Posted by rodotski at 22:16 on 17 June 2013 | Report This Post

Some ropey CGI aside....
....still looking forward to it. Wasn't hugely excited by the Hobbit originally, but was pleasantly surprised. Biggest disapointment was that Azog was CGI and not costume and makeup. Massively reduced his scare levels. Thought Uruks in LOTR were amazing. Now they're just cartoons like everything else. Shame. More

Posted by Porter at 23:19 on 15 June 2013 | Report This Post

CGI why?
The CGI where Legolas slides under the branch kooks absolutely terrible and very distracting. Too much reliance now on CGI, that was one of the major flaws with Return of the King, too many CGI scenes looked terrible. More

Posted by Desbris at 18:12 on 14 June 2013 | Report This Post

This looks even more 'Fraggle Rock' than the last movie! More

Posted by Dannybohy at 13:11 on 14 June 2013 | Report This Post

Too much CGI
Agree. This new trilogy looks too much like Harry Potter, Narnia. The original trilogy looked real and magical. More

Posted by Atlantis at 13:01 on 13 June 2013 | Report This Post

Shame
Looks like it suffers from the same problems as the first film, too shiny with harry potterish cgi. Lotr trilogy world looked lived in More

Posted by 7eke at 11:16 on 13 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: legolas
Is it just me or does Lee Pace's Elf look a lot like a cross between Viserys Targaryon (Game Of Thrones) & (Bobby Calisle's) Datak Tarr (Defiance) ? More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 09:40 on 13 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: legolas
L: pete_traynor When did guys in make up and suits go out of fashion? /quote] When I wear make up with my suit people stare at me when I walk down the street More

Posted by waltham1979 at 08:52 on 13 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: First Trailer For The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Good to see Orlando Bloom is as wooden and uncharasmatic as ever...*does sad face* More

Posted by waltham1979 at 08:50 on 13 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE: Dragon!!!
L: roblutter "Scruffybobby" - you don't remember there being "a dragon" in the book....??!!!!! hat bit I do. It was a comment about all the stuff in the trailer that's created for the film - I just didn't change the thread title from the post above mine More

Posted by Scruffybobby at 19:57 on 12 June 2013 | Report This Post

SMAUG..!!
SMAUG!! First time I have seen the snakey dragon fck n I think he looks good..I am hoping that it is not just the initial buzzz of seeing the scaly bastard for the first time!! I have to admit the CG eleves chasing the boys in the barrels looked shit and certain other bits were dodge but if that was Beorn trying to get in the door there will be trouble!! Still looking forward to it..roll on Dec!! More

Posted by Mc Khan at 19:37 on 12 June 2013 | Report This Post

Bad CGI
I do hope that giant dog thing whatever it was trying to bust the door down wasn't supposed to be Beorn,looks more like that dog from the early Harry Potter film than a giant bear. More

Posted by danbo1138 at 17:58 on 12 June 2013 | Report This Post

Bad CGI
I do hope that giant dog thing whatever it was trying to bust the door down wasn't supposed to be Beorn,looks more like that dog from the early Harry Potter film than a giant bear. More

Posted by danbo1138 at 17:48 on 12 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Amazing
L: Biggus Too much (hedor my taste but hopefully post-production should sharpen those images up in time for the release date. hose will probably be finished shots! So much of AUJ looked ropey that I don’t think this will be any different. The perfect balance of practical/CG employed in TLotR seem like a distant, distant memory…. More

Posted by pete_traynor at 16:32 on 12 June 2013 | Report This Post

Plastic is fantastic
The only complaint i have is the plasticness the unfinished cgi has ...at least i hope unfinished aside from that bring it on More

Posted by Aaronmantium at 15:53 on 12 June 2013 | Report This Post

Jackson + Lucas + greenscreen sets + 'The Hobbit' = 'The Sky Captain' effect
I agree with the dude that made the Lucas comment. My major complaint is the amount that is filmed in front of greenscreen rather than on location or using sets. If you look at Episodes 2 and 3 the backgrounds look completely flat - it takes you out of the film and spoils the scene. This is what Jackson is doing with 'The Hobbit' series. It looks good on your first viewing but once you have time to watch it again you see the faults - you no longer believe in the world presented before you. More

Posted by Silvio Mugabe at 13:16 on 12 June 2013 | Report This Post

Why they showed Smaug?
I was quite surprised to see Smaug in the trailer. I don't understand why they did that. You don't show your hand, your money shots in a trailer. That's the payoff, the most important enjoyment of watching the whole movie. I think they made a big mistake. More

Posted by Atlantis at 11:41 on 12 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE: Dragon!!!
"Scruffybobby" - you don't remember there being "a dragon" in the book....??!!!!! More

Posted by roblutter at 11:18 on 12 June 2013 | Report This Post

I see bad CGI...and that's surprising coming from Weta...very generic More

Posted by ronniem at 10:16 on 12 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Amazing
Too much (unfinished) CGI for my taste but hopefully post-production should sharpen those images up in time for the release date. More

Posted by Biggus at 08:10 on 12 June 2013 | Report This Post

Amazing
I simply cannot wait to see this movie. December cannot come quick enough! More

Posted by Hugh_Fran at 02:06 on 12 June 2013 | Report This Post

Looks Amazing
That is all. More

Posted by Madhava at 20:39 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

Is that Dragon-CGI work in progress?
I hope so. I also hope that there will be LESS JOKING and MORE DANGER involved. More

Posted by kielerkai at 20:24 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: legolas
When did guys in make up and suits go out of fashion? ay to much reliance on CG. But after the first, that shouldn't come as a surprise. And whoever that was who said Smaug looks like Donkey's wife from Shrek... you nailed it! More

Posted by pete_traynor at 20:16 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

legolas
looks like a cgi face on a real body,awful,jackson been hanging around lucas to much,loved peter Jackson when he had no money,Bad taste one of my all time favourites."i'm a Derek,and Derek's don't run!" More

Posted by seanofthedead at 19:13 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Dragon!!!
I don't remember that bit from the book More

Posted by Scruffybobby at 18:56 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

Dragon!!!
wow what can i say looks amazing would have liked to see beorn but i can't wait if only i had a tardis More

Posted by frodo95 at 18:43 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

LOOKS VERY SEXY INDEED! More

Posted by Bhuvaneshben at 18:38 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

Smaug looks great and I am sure his body will look even more awesome! This promises to top the first one! I love the acting and the dialogue and the characters! More

Posted by Anthony Lynch at 18:38 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

Looks great...
Cgi seemed fine to me and will no doubt be polished some more over the next few months. Looks like Jackson has had some fun with the barrel sequence - could be one of his best set-pieces. More

Posted by jimizero1 at 18:34 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post

Cool..
Looks really good fun.. shame the CG looks really.... off putting. Would of liked to see more real make up like the first one and Smaug looks.... well.. urrr.. dodgy. More

Posted by JudgeDeath666 at 18:23 on 11 June 2013 | Report This Post


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