A Long-Expected Trailer

Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, the trailer for the second part of the Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug! I actually found I have mixed feelings about it–on the one hand, I don’t like the changes to the story that I am seeing in the trailer, and I know Tolkien would be livid if he saw them. On the other hand, I see they are keeping Beorn the Skinchanger in the story (I’m still angry over how they left Tom Bombadil, his LotR counterpart, out of The Fellowship of the Ring), and I’m really looking forward to the White Council/Necromancer smackdown. Also, Benedict Cumberbatch has the perfect Smaug voice. I realize I’m probably biased because I first saw him in Sherlock, but it really does sound like how you imagine a dragon would sound.

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