Trailer Talk: The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug

That’s right, nerds. The teaser trailer for the second installment of The Hobbit has arrived. Here are some things we learned:

  • Legolas still doesn’t like dwarfs.
  • Bears, spiders, and dragons. Oh, my!
  • Evangeline Lilly seems to have all the attributes of a pretty exemplary elf. The verdict still is out on Lee Pace.
  • Whoever said there was too much Martin Freeman and Gandalf in this trailer lied.
  • Legolas is the only guy who can carry a bow and arrow, have a long golden mane, and still look cool.
  • Bilbo and his friends won’t be walking through fields of alfalfa, prancing about with unicorns, or safely reaching their final destination any time soon. There’s danger ahead and lot’s of heart stopping action. Also, water rides.
  • Never mess with a dragon. Seriously. Don’t do it.
  • It’s always a trap.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch is immensely brilliant, even when we can’t see him, or hear him. He’s just that good.
  • Unfortunately, December 13th can’t come soon enough.

What did you think of the trailer? Will you see the movie? Have you read the book? Which film in the Lord of the Rings series is your favorite? Are you excited you see Orlando Bloom return as Legolas? Tell me in the comments!

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. setinmotion says:

    I quite like Smaug. I feel like he is misunderstood. If I were a dragon I’d want to sit on treasure all day and be like “oohh yeahhh, gold”.

    Also, how on other are they able to make this into three films if Bilbo is with Smaug by the end of the second?

    1. Haha! I’d be more likely to spend it than sit around and look at it.

      You know how trailers are. That’s probably just the last few moments of the film. I’m more concerned by the two minute length of the “teaser” trailer. By the time the rest of the hundred other trailers are released we’ll probably see the entire movie. In the old days (Yes, I can’t believe I said that either), a teaser was a minute or less and it showed us absolutely nothing. And we liked it!

      Okay. Rant over. 😀

      1. setinmotion says:

        Hahaha nice work! That’s a good point though. You want the tease to pique your interest, but you don’t want to end up watching all the good bits before the film even comes out.

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