Smaug Has His Eye On Bilbo Baggins In New Poster For THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

Ahead of the release of the movie tomorrow, Warner Bros. have released a new poster for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and it features Smaug the Dragon (Benedict Cumberbatch) keeping a watchful eye on Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman). Hit the jump to check it out!

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By Josh Wilding - 12/12/2013









The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.


STARRING:

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey
Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield
Graham McTavish as Dwalin
Ken Stott as Balin
Aidan Turner as Kíli
Dean O'Gorman as Fíli
Mark Hadlow as Dori
Jed Brophy as Nori
Adam Brown as Ori
John Callen as Óin
Peter Hambleton as Glóin
William Kircher as Bifur
James Nesbitt as Bofur
Stephen Hunter as Bombur
Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman
Hugo Weaving as Elrond
Cate Blanchett as Galadriel
Orlando Bloom as Legolas
Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel
Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug

RELEASE DATE: December 13th, 2013.
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RadicalDuck - 12/12/2013, 1:42 PM
Cannot wait!
venom0706 - 12/12/2013, 1:42 PM
Cool poster. The eye looks awesome. Already booked my ticket for tomorrow. Can't wait to see some Smaug action!
ALegendaryPanda - 12/12/2013, 1:52 PM
I'm seeing this tomorrow! So pumped!
Luke91 - 12/12/2013, 1:54 PM
The Hobbit trilogy equivalent to Star Wars prequel trilogy = awful.

There is so much over the top CGI action scenes, pure shit. Disappointed as [frick].
JonathanRudolph - 12/12/2013, 1:57 PM
Is he that big? he looks smaller in the trailer
Dandy - 12/12/2013, 1:58 PM
Now that's a poster! I like it.
Raffman - 12/12/2013, 1:59 PM
@ luke91 yeah because the original trilogy of lord of the rings didn't use cgi?? the only difference is that these hobbit movies are using more advance effects. the first LOTR movie does look dated in some scenes but was using the best cgi at its time.
Facade - 12/12/2013, 2:01 PM
@Luke91...considering you probably haven't seen DOS and certainly haven't seen T&BA, please, STFU.
MrMartinMarvel - 12/12/2013, 2:02 PM
Badass!
BlackIceJoe - 12/12/2013, 2:04 PM
Look at all that gold if Middle Earth was real Smaug would be hoarding trillions. I can't wait to see this movie I have my tickets ready. I so am not a fan of paying 15 for matinée. But I just had to go and see it in the high frame. Adding a pop and popcorn I will easily be spending another ten dollars. But it will be worth every penny. Less then one day now until I see the film.
Nomis1800 - 12/12/2013, 2:06 PM
Smaug was A PIECE OF HEAVEN SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
batcheeks8 - 12/12/2013, 2:06 PM
Smaug was easily my favourite character in the movie.
LucasMend - 12/12/2013, 2:08 PM
That's funny because the Bilbo pic they used in the bg is the same one they have been using of him in every single promotional image: Empire and latest posters. Lazy WB.
batcheeks8 - 12/12/2013, 2:10 PM
His eye is actually only like twice the size of Bilbo's head.
BigMikeReviews - 12/12/2013, 2:14 PM
No way he's that big
Luke91 - 12/12/2013, 2:14 PM
@Facade I live in Sweden where the movie premiered 48h ago, yes I've seen it.

There is nothing "epic" about this movie.
Alexjames13 - 12/12/2013, 2:19 PM
Just saw it! [frick]ing awesum best movie of 2013 hands down!
Alexjames13 - 12/12/2013, 2:21 PM
Crazzy ending!!!
Tstubbs - 12/12/2013, 2:29 PM
What is it with these movies always using a giant eye?
Luke91 - 12/12/2013, 2:35 PM
Bad stuff:

1. The CGI - EVERYTHING is over the top. Every single action sequence is like, "ok, that's enough". They make Legolas look like a CGI-doll who is invincible, he is FAAR from being the same character in LotR. They manage to make me hate Legolas for being so overpowered.

2. The Dwarfs - You only relate to one dwarf in this movie, that's Kili, rest is just annoying and stupid. Thorin's charge last movie made him look a complete dumbshit, and that shits keeps on going.

The river scene relates to Chan in hangover "it's funny cuz he's fat".

3. Gandalf - He is barely in this movie, probably a total of 20-30 minutes. We lack a smart character like him, the other guys is too stupid to lead a big group and make important decisions.

4. Fact that Gandalf's side mission is more interesting than the real mission is a failure. This movie should've been 2 hours, not 2h and 45min.

5. The soundtracks - This trilogy has a much bigger budget than LotR, still they haven't manage to make a single epic soundtrack. This is how a soundtrack of this budget should sound like (/watch?v=44kBN340vd4). Fact is, there is barely any soundtracks at all, just silence and bullshit talking.

6. Too many yawn jokes - This is the problem with this trilogy, it doesn't feel like anything from the LotR. The dialogues between Gimli and Legolas were actually funny, these "jokes" simply feels forced. They had one good joke, Legolas commented Gimli's look, hilarious tbh.

Good things:

1. Gandalf - without Gandalf everything would fall. Ian is a rock, no doubt.

2. Tauriel - Evangeline Lilly is fantastic tbh, she's actually like Legolas in LotR.

Last thing, my friend had a wise comment: "If we didn't have the LotR in the back of our head, I'd rate this movie 5 out of 10." True shit.

RexDartEskimoSpy - 12/12/2013, 2:50 PM
Either Smaug has a tiny gold statue of a hobbit or he's a 10-mile-long dragon.
SauronsBANE - 12/12/2013, 2:54 PM
Luke91, Based on the 1st Hobbit movie, since I haven't seen DoS yet, I'm 100% with you. It's not just the fact that it uses CGI that makes it bad (obviously the 1st LotR trilogy used CGI, along with every single other movie out there right now), it's that EVERYTHING is CGI. And not just CGI, but bad CGI. Seriously, compare the Uruk-hai Lurtz from Fellowship with Azog or Bolg in The Hobbit movies, and tell me which is better and looks more real and convincing.

And it's undeniable fact that LotR used more prosthetics, miniatures, and practical effects. The Hobbit is almost completely dependent on CGI for almost everything. Look at the aesthetics from the original trilogy and compare it with the Hobbit...it doesn't even look like it takes place in the same Middle-earth! The Hobbit looks like a bad video game, while LotR looks like good, cinematic movies. No wonder it's being compared to the Star Wars Prequels.
CaptainProg - 12/12/2013, 2:54 PM
That dragon is too big!
Havensent - 12/12/2013, 3:17 PM
Smaug's greedy ass wont even allow a small ass Hobbit to step foot on his stolen gold smh
AlexDeLarge87 - 12/12/2013, 10:19 PM
Thats one big [frick]ing dragon. Reminds more Godzilla.

Or wait... Is it the eye of Sauron?!
Hellblazer - 12/12/2013, 10:55 PM
Awesome!
redcapeguy - 12/13/2013, 9:02 AM
Can't wait to watch it this weekend! I love both the books and the movie.

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