TORn’s official frame-by-frame analysis of trailer two for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug!
greendragon – Really? Sauron is already building an orc army??
Mithril – He talks about the enemy returning, and we see the Orcs massing. But where?
ImladrisRose – Loving the Isengard-esque look.
Elessar – Crap is about to hit the fan. This looks like its going to be an epic battle. The question is when and where it will occur.
Kelvarhin – All the Orcs marching down the mountainside towards what looks like a plain, not a forest.
Sarumann – HOLY CRAP, ORC ARMY! Looks like Sauron has really been rallying his strength!
ImladrisRose – What is he running from?
Elessar – Gandalf is getting the heck out of dodge. But fleeing whom, or what?
ImladrisRose – Can’t wait to see what is happening here!
Mithril – Gandalf fighting in Dol Guldur
Altaira – A hint of the Eye of Sauron? Perhaps Bilbo gets the slightest glimpse of it when taking off the Ring (in what looks to be the Mirkwood spider’s lair). That could be why he’s looking at it uncomfortably later in the trailer.
ImladrisRose – THERE ARE NOT EVEN WORDS FOR THIS!! CHILLS!!!! So good, perfect!
Demosthenes – Still wondering how this Eye is going to get hauled from Dol Guldur to Barad-dur. Back of a wagon?
Elessar – The Eye of Sauron. Now you’ve got my attention.
Entmaiden – The Eye! Hmmmmmm…
Gramma – Oh Cripes! Now we see how the Eye came to be! Awesome!
greendragon – can’t help but love seeing TLE…
Kelvarhin – Hi Sauron, fancy meeting you here?
Mithril – The fiery eye?!?!? So has Gandalf chased Sauron out of Dol Guldur, and Sauron has reappeared in Mordor? Will they show Mordor? He doesn’t take that representation until he gets there. Or is it Smaug’s eye made to remind us of Sauron’s eye?
MrCere – Another audience message, “Remember the great flaming eye from LOTR?! We’ve got it again, only this time more flame and less eye!” I hope this is a way to promote the film and we aren’t going to see this early of a transition from the shadowed Necromancer. I suspect they are just hitting movie audiences over the head with the connection. (please please please please please)
Sarumann – I love the detail in this shot of The Eye. It looks far more menacing than what we saw in LOTR.
Saystine – The Eye of Sauron! I can’t wait to see how this all is worked in.
ImladrisRose – Beautifully eerie.
Garfeimao – Bilbo is cleaner here than when he’s fighting the spiders, and with that look upwards to the trees with the light coming through, I can’t help wondering if this is just before he climbs the tree and sees the butterflies.
MrCere – Purdy.
ImladrisRose – Love this shot, he looks so perfect, he IS Bilbo.
greendragon – Judging from the clothing, that’s Bofur standing behind Bilbo.
MrCere – The Color-saturated Forest! I do love this look. Cinematography has Bilbo’s face as not something in the light but a source of light on its own. The beautiful, dark details are still present as well.
Garfeimao – Well, we know the Ring is treacherous; it must have sensed that Bilbo wasn’t really going to be of much help to it and tried to leave him. My bet is it’s when he gets knocked out of a tree by one of the spiders and tumbles to the ground. That is about the only time he would be momentarily safe being visible. Here he looks confused about how it got on the ground, but in the trailer this is followed by a moment of pure relief over the fear of losing the Ring.
greendragon – The Ring trying to escape already?
Kelvarhin – Are these next two scenes showing the treachery of the Ring? Slipping off of Bilbo’s finger, when he needs to be invisible? Just guessing from the expression on his face in the screencap after the next.
Saystine – Sneaky Ring. I bet it fell out of Bilbo’s pocket.
ImladrisRose – Ah his hands are so beat up! Posted in Green Books, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, Trailer on October 8, 2013 by Chris Pirrotta