With less than 3 weeks to go to opening day, Warner Bros. has released a 3-minute sneak peek of what the The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will have to offer.
Through mists, mountains, Masters and muttering, we see a bit more of Middle Earth and the characters in it fleshed out. It’s well-known that the franchise is delving far deeper into this period of history than the book did – way deeper. It’s a simple equation, really: more history = more movies = more money. A truth I’m trying to politely avoid while attempting to get lost in the story.
Lake Town’s Bard makes his first appearance in this instalment, as does Evangeline Lily’s mysterious Tauriel. We even see a split-second shot of a lumbering Beorn. So despite some personal problems I have with the first movie, I’m still holding out hope to be captivated by a kind of magic that doesn’t come out of a wizard’s staff.
…but I might settle for that too. THE SNEAK PEEK: