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Frame by Frame Analysis of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer

June 19, 2013 at 11:54 pm by newsfrombree  - 

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grammaboodawg – Put the brakes on! I can’t wait to hear the music Howard Shore has made for DoS. We’re going to hear stuff we’ve never heard before!


greendragon – Guillermo del Toro is not listed as a screenwriter for this one…

MrCere – No GDT. We can no longer say one of our message board members wrote THE HOBBIT: DOS script.

grammaboodawg – There they are. Our magicians 🙂 THANK YOU!


greendragon – my overall feeling: much of it looks gorgeous. The scenery and acting are as wonderful as ever. There are many things I can’t wait to see; and some things about which I wonder how they will play out. My only reservation is the not so great CGI – please, please let’s not have too much of that in this movie! But I still can’t wait til December!!

Elessar – Overall, I thought the trailer was great. It looks like the movie is going to pick up a little more seriousness as its book counterpart does. As many are, I’m curious to see how some things play out; but if they play out similar in nature to AUJ, I’m going to be very happy. You can see a couple of shots where the CGI might need some final tweaking, but as a whole I have no problems with what I saw. Bring on December!

Saystine – All in all, this is a great teaser trailer, giving you a little taste of all the excitement and darkness that is in store. There is still work to be done, but everything looks awesome. The design, the characters and the directing all will come together to make this a very exciting installment. December cannot get here fast enough!

ButtonLady – I wanted to see the thrush.

ImladrisRose – Overall? OMG HOLY S***! Can’t WAIT to see how all of these theories play out. December cannot get here soon enough!!

Kelvarhin – My overall feeling: love most of what I’ve seen, after all this is only the first trailer; it will be interesting to hear what people think of the trailer when they see it in a theatre. Like greendragon, I’m wondering how certain parts will play out. Really can’t wait to see the complete film up on the big screen in December.

Garfeimao – My conclusions are that we are in store for some big excitement, and lots of ‘non-book’ stuff. We’ll get to see the Tombs, Dol Guldur, Orcs in Mirkwood and a few changes to bits in the book. So the point is going to be whether or not it can all tie together well or not. I am most looking forward to Bilbo fighting off the spiders to rescue his comrades, and his encounter with Smaug. Then again, those are iconic scenes, but I am also now intrigued by the Mirkwood Elves and with Lake-town. Can’t wait for more.

deej – Overall, I loved it. There are definitely a few scenes with CGI that look unfinished, but it didn’t hinder the excitement I felt over seeing some of my favorite moments from the book brought to life. I had hoped to see a glimpse of the Mayor of Lake-town, but we’ve still got a few more trailers between now and December 13th.

grammaboodawg – I know that many are concerned about how closely Jackson, Boyens and Walsh follow the book; but I look forward to their version of the story. Same with The Lord of the Rings. The intention is not to “do” the book, but to tell the story their way. I love having what feels like more Tolkien. Just as we didn’t have Elves at Helm’s Deep in The Two Towers, but it was a great diversion that is a high point of the film. I’m counting on those same surprises here. I can’t wait for the thrill of discovering The Hobbit all over again! From what I’ve seen in this trailer, I can see the major points of the story will soothe the anxiety of many. This is going to be GREAT!

Calisuri – Very much looking forward to the second installment. I will say that I wish PJ and team stayed with a bit more traditional film making techniques. Forests don’t always have to have 1000ft tall trees and twelve layers. Sometimes a creepy forest is just that – a creepy forest. The realism of Tolkien’s work gets lost in the video game CG effects. I miss the four hobbits in FOTR simply out-running the Ringwraith through a real world forest.

Posted in Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Announcements, Community, Trailer on June 19, 2013 by
Thorin Oakenshield