The quest of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and his dwarves to reclaim the lost kingdom of Erebor under the Lonely Mountain continues in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Captured by elves, attacked by orcs, and journeying into the depths of the lost kingdom, the sequel is more successful than The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey but still suffers from director Peter Jackson taking his damn sweet time with unnecessary subplots and a host of new characters to introduce.
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We now have our first full-length trailer for the second part of director Peter Jackson‘s retelling of J.R.R. Tolkein‘s The Hobbit which promises two things we didn’t get in the first film – barrels and Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch). Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Graham McTavish, Ken Stott, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Mark Hadlow, Adam Brown, John Callen, William Kircher, Peter Hambleton, James Nesbitt, and Stephen Hunter all return. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens in theaters on December 13th.
Have you ever wondered what it might sound like to hear Gollum sing Anne Hathaway’s big number from Les Misérables? It turns out it might sound something very much like this…
Gollum sings I Dreamed A Dream via Topless Robot
How It Should Have Ended gives us an alternative ending to Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which, to be fair, would have saved everyone a hell of a lot of time.
How The Hobbit Should Have Ended
I may have had mixed reaction to Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey but I’m pretty impressed with this video from Peter Hollins who sings all the dwarvish parts of the hauting “Misty Mountains” melody (a capella!) in this video. Well done, sir.
The Hobbit – Misty Mountains – Peter Hollens Acappella
This video from UCB Comedy spends far longer trying to differentiate the various dwarves of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey than Peter Jackson could be bothered to do.
The Hobbit: Too Many Dwarves