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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer!

The trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is here!

Behold:

I’m interested to see how the Legolas story line plays out. It’s feasible that he would have been alive during Bilbo’s wanderings, but he never actually appeared in The Hobbit. And Evangeline Lilly’s Tauriel? Totally fabricated. The Hobbit is short on Middle Earth ladies, so I can understand why Peter Jackson wanted to add that particular kind of fluff.

However, I can’t help but be a bit trepidatious about her creation and Legolas’ inclusion.┬áIsn’t there enough story to be told?

Perhaps not, what with an entire trilogy is being scraped together from one shortish novel for children.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug TRAILER!

Heads up, Tolkien-ites! Peter Jackson and co. have released the first real trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug!

I’m excited for this latest Middle Earth movie, but I must say that it looks rife with things that are not really in The Hobbit… I’m looking at you, Evangeline Lilly’s Tauriel and Legolas (Orlando Bloom). The pair are in the trailer a lot. A lot.

Is that you, Kate? Not so sure about that hair. Also, Jack needs you to go back to the island. Image taken from the video.

Is that you, Kate? Not so sure about that hair. Also, Jack needs you to go back to the island. Image taken from the video.

But, I understand the need to beef things up. I mean, how else were they going to make another trilogy and rake in TONS of cash out of something that really is rather short?

What do you guys think? Excited? Cautiously optimistic?

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