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8 responses to The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Official Trailer

  1. Jared Crossley June 11, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    It looks awesome. I can’t wait.

  2. Thanks for posting, some comments I had when watching this..

    0:40: Beorn on the outside of Beorn’s Hall clearly angry while the Dwarves, Gandalf and Bilbo are inside ? So very much unlike the book where they drop-in in pairs thanks to Gandalf’s story to Beorn. Question to ask here is, does the company tress-pass or is this not Beorn’s Hall ?

    Tauriel: A bit early to comment on her performance judging by a trailer, but my first opinion here is that she might be a strong addition to the story.

    1.12: Bilbo finds his strength to fight the spiders? … ooh, can’t wait to see how that will be shown in the movie.

    1:22: All I see is a boot coming down on something, like a chain or necklace… what is this about?

    1:26: Crazed Thráin in Dol Guldur I believe. According to the book Thráin II died in 2850, long before the events in the Hobbit. Either this is a flashback, which is likely… or he would still be alive, which would make him 297 years old. In that case, Thráin is a pretty agile fella, even for a dwarf!

    1:37: Leave it to Balin to deliver that line… “that was a dragon”. There is a strong “I told you we shouldn’t have come here”, in that tone.

    1:47: Smaug clearly sees Bilbo here, while in the books he doesn’t get to see him as Bilbo wears his ring. Question here then is… why doesn’t Smaug simply not eat him ?

    All ‘n all a very good trailer, can’t wait to go see it.

    Thanks again for posting,


  3. I very much liked the trailer. Awesome scenery! I’ll spend much of my upcoming dreams wondering in those places. The home of the woodelves is much more beautiful and has a more natural look then I imaged it; I like it a lot. Laketown has a old London/ Charles Dickens feel for me. Great!
    About Beorn. I think Beorn was wandering home and is quite amazed that his visitors don’t let him in. I imagine Gandalf say dryly: Uh Beorn, you’re still in bearform. And the bear say’s like: “ow that’s explaining a lot, sorry for scarring you, my little friends.” Otherwise, I can’t explain the scene. (Nice bear though.)
    I enjoyed to see those elves running on the branches while shooting barrels with dwarves in them. I liked the dexterity of the elves. Very realistic unreal. Very good. I liked Tauriel and Legolas. Nice food for story over there. But I wonder where those characters will go to. I still think that Tauriel will leave her people for Bart. Because they didn’t show special friction between T and L. And a romance between T and Kili? Come on; no way. I think it will be a Beren Luthien story. Thranduil does make you feel he’s the ruller, so great. Bart has a very special voice. I wonder if he can sound very angry.
    And last and not least: The showed SMAUG!! Did I like him: YES! But: if they do this right. His face has a lot of movement (which is logical because Cumberbatch is doing the Gollumtech with him) But normally dragons don’t have much expression which make them very scary. Expression could make this dragon cute and I would not like that. So… I did like SMAUG and I do hope they will do this right.

  4. I think that when a VISIBLE Bilbo meeting Smaug is not the real meeting with the Dragon. I thinks it is a dream of Bilbo before he enters the mountain for the second time. It’s the only explanation that makes sense.


    • Jared Crossley June 14, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      That’s an interesting idea that it’s not a real meeting but simply a dream. I like that idea, because I was wondering, how is it that Bilbo is not invisible? But a dream could do that.

  5. Great trailer. It made me excited for December 13th.

    Looks like the dwarves escape is dynamic, and the elves try to stop it, which differs from the book. In the book, the elves are drunk and passed out, and the dwarves sneak out quietly. I wonder if this reconciles the drinking contest in ROTK where Legolas isn’t affected by alcohol.

  6. In the book Smaug has a dream of : “He had passed from an uneasy dream (in which a warrior, altogether insignificant in size but provided with a bitter sword and great courage, figured most unpleasantly)”

    Could be an explanation too. We are seeing Smaug’s dream!

  7. New episode? Trailer analysis?

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