THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG New Trailer Brings More Everything

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The newest trailer brings glimpses of just about everything and everyone and yes, of course you’ll want more.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, part 2 of the film trilogy opens in theaters on December 13, 2013.

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Screencaps for THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Trailer

You’ve seen the first trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second part of the 3-part Hobbit movie.  Now, you can see what you missed from the trailer with these screencaps.

Schoolboys make a FULL Hobbit movie

No, it’s not the Peter Jackson version, but considering these 8-13 year-old boys put this together on basically no budget, this is a pretty remarkable achievement. See their trailer, which makes use of Enya in the background:

We hope Peter Jackson and the Warner Bros people do something to promote these kids’ work! Here are some more details, courtesy of Digital Spy:

A total of 70 schoolboys aged 8-13 from the school have starred in the 90-minute version, which was filmed across the UK.

The film was made on a shoestring budget, while a CGI dragon was created for the project.

Cliff Web – the father of one of the actors – helped produce and edit the film with his production company, reports The Daily Telegraph.

Tower House’s head of drama – who directed the film – spoke of his pride at the finished project.

“The boys showed great dedication to this project which shows the quality of drama that a school can produce,” he told the Evening Standard.

“It was our ambition to do something totally unique, something no other school has ever done. As far as I am aware we are the first prep school to do a full feature-length film.”

The film had its official premiere at the Curzon Renoir Cinema in Russell Square.

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TheOneRing.Net’s comprehensive trailer review

This is as good as it gets for trailer reviews. TheOneRing.Net, which has always been the best LOTR/Hobbit resource for fans on the web, does a complete breakdown, scene by scene, over NINE pages. We highly recommend you check it out!

Here’s an excerpt:

The following screen caps and commentary are not confirmed and only speculation by the staff at TheOneRing.net. We plan on providing additional updates and insights as staff chime in – so keep this page bookmarked!

And a special note: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!!!! And Click the images to see larger versions

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Gandalf: Far to the East, over ranges and rivers…

Elessar: Another beautiful look at what New Zealand has to offer.

Calisuri: One of the days, we all need to get our butts to Middle-earth…err…New Zealand. Simply breathtaking.

JW: You can tell in this trailer that they’re making it known that New Zealand is back as Middle-earth, an important selling point, as New Zealand was as much a cast member as any of the people in The Lord of the Rings films, and people will come back to see more of it as MIddle-earth in the Hobbit films. Just imagine how different things would be if those plans to move production away from New Zealand would have happened! We’re so fortunate everything worked out for this project to be done the right way.

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Rumour grows of a shadow in the east, whispers of a nameless fear. In Dol Guldur, an ancient evil lurks?

Elessar: Dol Guldur look as creepy from a distance as I could have imagined it would look.

Calisuri: Wow – what an amazingly well conceived view of Dol Guldur. Very similar to Weathertop, but much cooler!

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Calisuri: Pretty sure we could not get through a trailer without some kind of ‘running’ across a landscape shot.

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Entmaiden: very reminiscent of the moment between Frodo and Gandalf in Fellowship. Nice shot to bring the audience back into Middle-earth. Of course, some of us never left :)

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Thror’s Map of the Lonely Mountain is revealed.

Entmaiden: the Map! So excited. I saw the display at Comic Con at the WETA booth, and it is indeed awesome.

Calisuri: I’m expecting a lot of stockings to be stuffed with map replicas this holiday season! Now if they can get the Moon Letters to work, they’ll make an additional billion dollars!

JW: I was so excited eleven years ago to see this map in The Lord of the Rings – especially to have Gandalf look at it with such interest. Glad to see it in the trailer, and it will be fun to see it in use in The Hobbit films.

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Hobbit trailer review – Fantasy in Motion

We came across this extremely well-written review of the newest Hobbit trailer, which is really worth the read. Here are James of Fantasy in Motion’s words:

The first thing that strikes me from watching this trailer is how different this trilogy is going to be from The Lord of the Rings. Where LOTR focused on the hopeless, desperate fight against Sauron, this movie looks like it’s centred on adventure, high jinks and mystery. It seems to have a great sense of humour, too; something LOTR also had in a poignant sort of way. Of course, you’d need the movie to have that humour, with a band of dwarves and a hobbit driving events.

Not just any hobbit, mind you. This one’s played by the fantastic Martin Freeman, well loved in the UK for his roles in The Office and Sherlock. This man has a natural talent for bringing warmth and a sense of reality to his characters. His face conveys every emotion known to man and he has a really likable “every man” kind of way about him. He’s going to do this character justice and it looks like he’s managed to still keep Ian Holm’s older Bilbo appearance from LOTR relevant and believable.

Now, onto the internet’s favourite Hobbit-related topic… Gollum returns! But wait, it’s not just the old CGI Gollum as you once knew him! This one’s… the precioussssss.

Read the rest of James’ review here!

Stills from the new Hobbit trailer

Here are some dazzling stills from the new Hobbit trailer, courtesy of Huffington Post. Go to Huffington Post to see the fill slideshow.

As you can see…Gollum’s so anxious to look, so you should too! Click on “Continue Reading” to check out more pictures of breathtaking scenery and exhilarating adventure.

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NEW Hobbit Trailer!

As if you needed more reason to see The Hobbit, the new trailer is out, and it’s — of course — awesome!

This time, Peter Jackson shows us the lighter side of The Hobbit, with amusing repartee between dwarves and Bilbo’s surprise/annoyance at being recruited unexpectedly for this journey (hence, An Unexpected Journey). There’s also a funny tete-a-tete with Gollum.

In addition, we get wonderfully nostalgic shots of Rivendell and the sweeping visuals of the mountains and terrain. With Jackson at the helm and the timbre of the film seemingly carried over pixel by pixel from the LOTR films (well, minus the new technology), this appears to be every Tolkien-lover’s dream.

Are you excited??