'The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug' Trailer: This Time There's A Dragon

Time to set the wayback machine to 2001 and pretend to still give a damn about Lord of the Rings. Today we have a new trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug which features some fierce creatures, fiercer eyebrows, small people arguing, and Benedict Cumberbatch talking in a growly voice to bring life to the dragon Smaug. I haven't read the source material yet so nobody tell me if Smaug gets desolated or not.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Said Smaug Motion Capture Suit Made Him Feel 'Like An Idiot'

Somewhere, Andy Serkis just collapsed to the ground. There's a price to pay for being in the adaptation of a Tolkien work. You have to appear very small, or have hairy feet, or...something. It's mostly downside, apart from the prestige. And the normally agreeable Benedict Cumberbatch admitted to Radio Times that playing Smaug in a motion capture suit, he looked like an "idiot," and a "penis." I agree with the first one, but don't really see the second one. Maybe he's seen some grey penises in body stockings with little ping pong balls attached. I can't speak to his experiences. Anyway, take a look at what went into making Smaug for The Hobbit film. Not only was it costly, but the producers made Benedict Cumberbatch feel like a penis.


See Video Of Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ Being Made Before Your Very Eyes

It's a great way for you to check up on 'The Hobbit', to make sure everything's going OK. There are two types of movie fans - those who just go to movies as they come out, and those who enjoy immersing themselves in the minutiae of production, AKA people who would want to watch production videos from the set of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit. If you're of the latter group, then you probably want to watch the above video, which is only the first of what will presumably be a regularly updated series, perfect for the kind of OCD movie fans Jackson caters to. If not, you can go read about something else. This is a judgment-free zone.


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This unexpected journey has everything you'd expect. Nerds were dealt a blow earlier this week when they got their first look at RoboCop's rebooted body. They've suffered enough. Here as a reward for their hardships, is the full trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit. It's got all of the things Tolkien fans like. Short people, weird magic, mountains, pointy hats, pointy ears, caves, hard to pronounce words, men gazing forlornly at one another, and crumbling walkways and bridges. Oh man, does it ever have crumbling walkways and bridges.


Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Break Nazi Codes In 'The Imitation Game'

He plays an intelligent British man. Stop us if you've heard this one before. After having dabbled in Star Trek and The Hobbit, Benedict Cumberbatch has returned to more human pursuits. This time, he's playing renowned codebreaker Alan Turing, who uses his math skills to put those damn Nazis in their place during WWII. Keira Knightley will play friend Joan Clarke, and lots of other British actors you may or may not recognize, but certainly don't know by name, will be in it. The Imitation Game will also dive into some of the darker aspects of Turing's life, like his incarceration in the 1950's for being a homosexual, and his suicide shortly thereafter. Codebreaking!


Benedict Cumberbatch Does A Wicked Jar-Jar Binks Impression

Why? Because he can, that's why. Big ups to fanboy (and especially fangirl) fave Benedict Cumberbatch, who, despite his upright British manner and role selection, seems to be something of a giant goofball. In this interview, with little prompting, Benedict, who calls himself a bit of a poseur when it comes to fanboy culture, offers up not one, but two killer impressions. The first, as mentioned in the title, is nobody's favorite Star Wars character, Jar-Jar Binks. The second, slightly more understandable impression, is Gollum from Lord of the Rings. Take a look and fall in love with Cumberbatch all over again.


There's A F*&% Ton Of Dwarves In This Dwarf-Inclusive Trailer For 'The Hobbit'

I like Gloin the best. While the original trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey gave us much to ooo and aaa over, it was decidedly lacking dwarf. That oversight has been remedied. By simply pointing the camera downward, Peter Jackson discovered that there were dwarves in those scenes after all, and now all thirteen are introduced. If you're bad with names, I suggest making space in your memory palace for Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Thorin Oakenshield, Dwalin, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori, and Ori. Perhaps creating a pneumonic device will help.


What If 'The Hobbit' Were A Standalone Film? This Is The Trailer For That

We don't have all day. Initially, The Hobbit films were not planned as a trilogy but the storytelling opportunities proved too sprawling and the decision was made to stretch the tale across three films. Also, the glue they use on Ian McKellan's beard is really tough to get off so Peter Jackson decided to just keep shooting until it could be removed. However, if The Hobbit were just one film that didn't force fans to buy three tickets at higher 3D prices, it would be one of the most epic films in history. And here's what the trailer for that one film that tells the tale of a Hobbit journeying to a mountain would look like.