Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Official Sneak Peek Trailer Review

"The lord of silver fountains, 
The king of carven stone,
The king beneath the mountain,
Shall come into his own
And the bells shall ring in gladness
At the mountain king's return
But all shall fail in sadness
And the lake will shine and burn."

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug sneak peak trailer was released a couple of days ago and I feasted on the masterpiece yesterday.
The trailer opens with Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans) reciting a poem - a sort of a prophecy narrative - announcing the return of Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) to Dale City and his claim to reclaim his ancestral dwarf kingdom throne. The dwarf kingdom of Arabor is now the desolation of Smaug, the fire breathing dragon (voice by Benedict Cumberbatch). The poem takes a dark turn as Bard the Bowman narrates the fall of Dale City and the destruction of all that would follow Thorin and his company's attempt to destroy Smaug.

Like a typical Hobbit fan, I am super excited for the sequel to The Hobbit.
This movie is a lot about Thorin Oakenshield's response to criticism and remarkable self-belief. The dwarf king looks up elves, citizens of Dale City, and others in the eye when they predict his doom. There are Orcs, headed by the White Orc, and giant spiders that are barging in to fight.
Towards the end, of course, Bilbo Baggins - the burglar of Thorin Oakenshield's company - confronts Smaug the great. The great fire-breather is nesting under the mountain in Arabor. You don't get to fully see him (it's a surprise!) but his ginormous form is slithering under the mountain load of gold coins and treasures. 3 foot tall Bilbo Baggins is supposed to retrieve the Arkenstone from the lair in order to restore Thorin's right to rule.
Another highlight of the trailer is Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly), a female bow and arrow warrior, and she is Elvish as you can tell from the ears. There seems to be a bit of a chemistry between Tauriel and Legolas the Elf Prince (Orlando Bloom). I am happy a lady got a combat role in the movie.
I am very excited to see Bilbo tiptoeing around again, and his naive, ignorant questions that make the most serious situations funny.
"I am king under the mountain!" declares Smaug and breathes fire right onto the screen! The trailer ends ... leaving me very, very excited for December 13th.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be a kickass end to a wonderful Fall season.

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