New THE HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG BTS Footage In Peter Jackson's New Video Blog

Director Peter Jackson ("The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"), has posted a brand new video blog for his upcoming fantasy-adventure film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

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By nailbiter111 - 12/4/2013




The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company continues East, encountering along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood-elves, the Dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all - a creature more terrifying than any other; one which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself - the Dragon Smaug.

Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The international ensemble cast is led by Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, and Orlando Bloom as Legolas. The film also stars (in alphabetical order) John Bell, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Lawrence Makoare, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Dean O'Gorman, Mikael Persbrandt, and Aidan Turner.
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Mashpataters - 12/4/2013, 5:46 PM
This movie will own. First? never done that before so I'll get it out of the way.
TyrantBoss - 12/4/2013, 5:48 PM
Just finish the damn film. There is no reason for The Hobbit to be a 3 parter.
This already feels like a date you thought would be good but becomes boring and seems to never end.
Mashpataters - 12/4/2013, 5:53 PM
Quit your bitching, but I'm glad you won't be in the theater dragging everybody else down with your negativity.
ajizzle4658 - 12/4/2013, 5:56 PM
This movie looks sooo much better than the first one.

Also as Benedict Cumberbatch said at the premiere; "How anyone could have made just two films or one film? One film would have been a travesty. It is so rich. I think what he's extrapolated from the appendix and stuff that Tolkien lead in in separate editions is masterful. Because he did that an order to lure people in to this folklore. This huge world of detail, this wealth of alternative reality that is Middle Earth that gets expanded upon in Lord of The Rings. Having made Lord of The Rings, you can't just come to The Hobbit and just do the bare bones. I think that they are there. It honors the book and it honors everything that's in the book. It just carries it another dimension as well."
Mashpataters - 12/4/2013, 6:13 PM
I definitely agree. it would be a crime to make just one or even two..I don't see why people complain about it being overlong, if you don't like it you don't have to go see it. But for people who like their films to breathe, this is exactly how it's done.
TyrantBoss - 12/4/2013, 7:08 PM
It's one thing to let a movie breathe.........Jackson is letting this movie gasp its last breath.
Mashpataters - 12/4/2013, 7:13 PM
your statement doesn't make much sense.
manofmidgard - 12/4/2013, 9:14 PM
I guess I'm looking forward to this. lotr was my favorite movie or series ever, but the hobbit was just "okay" to me. I really wish they hadn't added stuff from silmarillion and more stuff that they just made up to this movie. the hobbit was much better without it. also, I hate they way they portrayed radagast and the dwarves. I don't mind a little humor, but don't make the characters into jokes. and bad jokes at that. still, the hobbit was enjoyable, mostly. and the previews look good for the next one. smaug looks awesome, from what little we get to see.
HAILHYDRA - 12/4/2013, 9:17 PM
The idea of making three movies out of the Hobbit is very indulgent of the fanboys like us, which is great. But, needless to say, it doesn't go over well with the general audience who sat and watched a 3 hr movie that contains no resolution. This is why critical reviews for the Hobbit were so rough compared to the LOTR trilogy. I'm not complaining. Three movies is great for us, but like I said, bad for everyone else who just wants a sprinkling of Tolkien.
HAILHYDRA - 12/4/2013, 9:19 PM
Also, it comes across as a money grab. Worse than Harry Potter 7.1 and 7.2.
Mashpataters - 12/4/2013, 10:35 PM
@HAILHYDRA

Yeahh, but aren't most blockbuster movies with big budgets in it to make money? Besides, what defines a money grab?..To me it is a movie or set of movies that consistently cheats the audience out of their money..I never feel cheated by the Hobbit because of its high production values, cast, story etc...A good example would be something like twilight; churning out shits on an assembly line with no care in the world whether it's good or not so long as they make a buck.
Kyos - 12/5/2013, 3:38 AM
Well, The Hobbit is one of my favourite books ever since I was a kid, and I don't like how they take elements from other sources or just make something up and stuff it into this to make it three movies.

I wasn't overly fond of the first movie, but I was completely willing to embrace the other two and the trilogy as a whole. For this to happen I had two demands - don't [frick] up characters A and B. So far it looks like A is quite good, but B... damn, no.

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