The first chapter of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy was a fantastic return to Middle Earth but not without a few problems here and there. Still, returning to Middle Earth was inspiring and visually stunning.
In the end, I think my expectations were far too high. I loved The Lord of the Rings trilogy but, even though I wasn’t blown away by An Unexpected Journey, I’m excited to see more.
Thankfully, if this trailer is any indication, the majority of my minor complaints have been left behind. The Desolation of Smaug looks awesome. Here are 5 of my favorite moments from the film’s first trailer:
COUNTDOWN | Top 30 Moments: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
5. THE SCENERY
The sweeping wide shots of this series are breathtaking and they get better with every film. Middle Earth has never looked so good.
It’s always nice to see an old face especially that of an immortal elf. I wonder if he’ll have a ‘Leggy’ moment in this film though they can’t top the Mumakil sequence… Can they?
I’m a big fan of this villain.
2. WAS THAT AN EARTHQUAKE?
Obviously, this moment leads directly to #1 on this list but seriously, I’m very excited about seeing Smaug in action.
Finally! We get a glimpse of Smaug the Dragon. It’s not the most revealing look but I’ll take anything at this point. Next step… Smaug’s voice must be revealed. With Benedict Cumberbatch behind the beast, Smaug will be menacing indeed.