Tuesday, June 11, 2013
FIRST LOOK: Hobbit Poster and Trailer
Peter Jackson released the first Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster over the weekend on his Facebook page and then, today, released the first official trailer (which is rumored to be showing with Man of Steel this weekend).
It's nice to see the first appearances of Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lily as Tauriel, as well.
The trailer looks pretty cool, although I honestly think that the Hobbit films are using too much CGI (unlike the Lord of the Rings films which, although they used a lot of CGI, had a much nicer balance of real locations/sets and much more subtle/realistic-looking CGI).
The Hobbit movies look more like a video game (just like the two Matrix sequels did), than a live action-adventure film.
But...I'm still looking forward to watching them anyway because they are pretty amazing video games to watch!
UPDATE: Peter Jackson just uploaded a video of Evangeline Lily, Orlando Bloom, and Lee Pace watching a video of two kids seeing the new Hobbit trailer for the first time. It's funny to see their reaction to the fan's excitement for the film and their characters.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens on December 13th.