The first trailer for Peter Jackson’s Hobbit sequel The Desolation of Smaug has arrived, and it definitely looks to ratchet up the Middle-earth action. If you found the first installment a little slow, this one should remedy the problem.
The sequel definitely has a major Lord of the Rings vibe, most notably because it features the return of everyone’s favorite arrow-slinging elf, Legolas (Orlando Bloom). We also get to see a bit of Evangeline Lilly's elf warrior Tauriel, and the epic reveal of Benedict Cumberbatch’s dragon Smaug. No surprise: He looks amazing.
Jackson definitely looks to be following his Lord of the Rings formula this time around. If An Unexpected Journey was the slow, Fellowship-esque opening, Smaug looks to be the ass-kicking, Two Towers-esque followup. We can't wait.
The film is set to open Dec. 13. So, what'd you think of the trailer?