OT: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug teaser trailer

Submitted by Dilla Dude on June 11th, 2013 at 1:45 PM

I know it is a slow news day, but I figured this would interest most of the MGoFaithful. I mean c'mon, it's The Hobbit!




For those wondering, the elf with Legolas is lady elf Tauriel, played by Evangeline Lilly (Kate from Lost), a Mirkwood Elf warrior, an invention of Peter Jackson & Crew.

We also get our first look at Smaug the dragon. (OMGSMAUG!)

The Desolation of Smaug opens in theaters on December 13, 2013.


{Edit: Turns out I suck at embedding. Can someone help me out?}



June 11th, 2013 at 3:15 PM ^

Bombadil is a brilliant (and I mean that in the truest sense of the word) character. I can only agree with the decsion to leave him out of the movie if the reason is that their treatment could not do the character justice.

I recommend you listen to the BBC unabridged reading of the LotR. My appreciation for Bombadil was heightened after hearing this professional reading.


June 11th, 2013 at 4:29 PM ^

People criticized Bombadil's presense when the books were written. Tolkien even admitted that Bombadil was not essential to the narrative of LOTR but left him in to "show that there were things beyond and unconcerned with domination and control." He is Tolkien's moral ideal.

I'm trying to think of an analogy to Michigan sports but I keep coming back to Denard Robinson.


June 11th, 2013 at 4:18 PM ^

I actually liked Bombadil, especially after reading "The Silmarillion" and the oblique references to the kingdom of Arnor.

If the heirs of Tolkein, New Line, and Peter Jackson want to continue to milk the series, I wonder which way they would go:

Back to the founding of Gondor and Arnor up to Last Alliance?  Way back to the rise and fall of Numenor?  Or way way way back to the coming of the Noldor to Middle Earth and the fate of the Silmaril?

Yes a huge dork.  I'll admit.


June 11th, 2013 at 4:40 PM ^

Children of Hurin should be made into a movie. I was a little disappointed in the first installment but now that my expectations are a little lower I'm sure the second and third parts will be fine


June 11th, 2013 at 5:10 PM ^

Being an admitted nerd myself, it's difficult for me to say this, but Jesus- you guys are a bunch of fucking nerds. I'd wager the post count in this thread outweighs the number of times you LoTR slaps have been collectively laid.

I'd bet a Google search for "Lord of the Rings porn" would bring some results right up your alley, get to work.


June 11th, 2013 at 9:21 PM ^

I almost never go to the movies.  The last movie I saw was An Unexpected Journey, and before that it's been a long time.  This may be the next.