The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug First Trailer Released

The first trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was released today following a stunning new poster for the second film in Peter Jackson‘s Hobbit Trilogy. For young Bilbo Baggins, it’s out of the frying pan and into the fire.

The first film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey received mixed reviews particularly focused on its use of the faster frame rate of 48 frames per second in 3D. This gave the picture unparalleled clarity in action sequences and an arsenal of incredible effects, yet the added detail also made costumes and props appear to be less than real. The trailer for The Desolation of Smaug looks absolutely stunning and hints that the second film will build on the groundbreaking technology used in the first instalment to great effect. With the vibrant scenery ranging from the forests of Mirkwood to the treasure-laden Lonely Mountain, the film boasts some of the most impressive locations in the book, and it will definitely be worth a watch just to see what Jackson and the incredible Weta Workshop will have done to bring this childhood classic to life.

Looks like Bilbo Found Smaug's Stash.

Looks like Bilbo Found Smaug’s Stash.

The trailer shows our complacent-but-lovable hero Bilbo Baggins and the company of Thorin Oakenshield return to face giant spiders, elves (both familiar and new), barrel rides and more orcs than you can shake a stick (or sting) at. New additions to the cast will include the return of Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Lee Pace as Thranduil, Evangeline Lily as Tauriel and Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the great dragon Smaug and the Necromancer. With much to look forward to already, the trailer also gave us our first real glimpse at Smaug himself, whilst we have yet to hear Cumberbatch speak the creature’s appearance certainly lives up to its nefarious reputation.


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be in cinemas 13 December 2013



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