Say hello to Smaug: The first teaser trailer for Peter Jackson's Hobbit sequel is here
Hot on the heels of yesterday's teaser poster, comes today's first official look at The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Director Peter Jackson shared the adventure-filled, two-minute long teaser trailer on the film's official Facebook page this afternoon, saying only:
"Beyond darkness, beyond desolation, lies the greatest danger of all..."
Though fans were likely hoping to hear from Smaug, if only as an excuse to take in the beautiful baritones of Benedict Cumberbatch, they'll have to make do for the time being with a brief but dramatic look at the infamous dragon himself. Fair enough. Far too soon to give it all away. But that isn't to say there's nothing here to get excited about. Take a look and judge for yourself after the cut!
See the first teaser poster for The Desolation of Smaug
Just because Peter Jackson is holed in his native New Zealand filming pick-ups for the final two films of his Hobbit trilogy, doesn't mean he's forgotten about the fans eagerly awaiting the arrival of the second film, The Desolation of Smaug. To kick off the countdown to the movie's release on December 13, Jackson posted a first teaser poster on his official Facebook page.
Focusing once again on Martin Freeman's titular character, the poster sees Bilbo standing just outside the incredibly imposing but ruined entrance to the Lonely Mountain, aka the final destination of the first film's Unexpected Journey. The big tease here comes not in the location of our hero but in the glimpse of fire and billowing smoke at the heart of the image. That tell-tale glow seems to be the only sign Jackson's prepared to give us of the cunningly dangerous creature within.
Take a look at the first poster after the cut!
Envelope, please: Best Picture Oscar frontrunners deemed nap-worthy
Nancy Zwiers was genuinely psyched to see Lincoln, but something happened between the ticket purchase and the credits. Off screen, that is.
"Yes, I fell asleep," confessed the 54-year-old marketing executive in Long Beach, Calif. "I only have two clear memories of the movie: a bunch of old white guys sitting around talking and Sally Field in a perpetual state of angst."
That was shortly after its release in October. Fast forward to January and a dozen Academy Award nominations for the 150-minute epic and another accolade has emerged: nap worthy, with and without apologies from the snoozy to Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis.
Movie napping is almost certainly as old as cinema itself. It strikes the overtired and the well-rested, film nuts and occasional theatregoers. Some blame it on soporific popcorn. Others on the enveloping darkness and a comfy seat. The theatre is too hot. The theatre is too cold, too crowded, not crowded enough...