Six months have never seemed so long, but the moment we’ve been waiting for since we saw The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is finally here — there is now a trailer for Peter Jackson’s second chapter, The Desolation of Smaug. The video is two minutes of fight sequences, scenic establishing shots, an epic score by Howard Shore, and Gandalf. Basically, it’s everything we love about this franchise. And what’s more, the elves are back, complete with flowing hair and skillful archery.
Also making appearances in the trailer are the much-anticipated barrel scene, where Bilbo and the dwarves escape from giant spider and wood elves, as well as the nefarious dragon Smaug. So we get some old fan-favorites mixed in with some exciting new characters. An Unexpected Journey was slow at times, but The Desolation of Smaug looks like it’s going to be action-packed.
I don’t know about you, but this trailer has me more excited than Sméagol when he first found the One Ring.