Somewhat controversially, Peter Jackson’s first Hobbit film was my least favourite of last year. Says a lot about him as a filmmaker and my love for his Lord of the Rings films that when a mate told me that there was a trailer up for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, I felt the need to check it out ASAP.
My verdict? I’m just not sure. I really want it to be amazing. I still have this horrid fear that it will be bloated and plainly drawn out far too long. I definitely won’t be seeing it in the turgid 48 FPS that Jackson seems to love, but even so, the visuals look a little cartoonish just in this trailer. Let’s hope Jackson gets it right this time though. The teaser of Smaug in this trailer definitely leaves me wanting more.