WATCH: New ‘Hobbit’ Trailer – ‘The Desolation of Smaug’

Bilbo spies something unpleasant in 'The Desolation of Smaug'

Bilbo spies something unpleasant in ‘The Desolation of Smaug’

NOW we’re getting somewhere!

Critics of the last Hobbit movie were quick to point out that the film seemed to take longer to get started than it would take to read the entire novel, backwards, while blindfolded and hung upside-down, using a tissue paper rope, over a pit of rabid badgers.

It’s fair to say that one look at the action-packed trailer for part 2 – and yes, you do have to apply the caveat that it’s ONLY part 2, which means there’s a whole other part still to come – should at least put that problem to bed.

“It’s undoubtedly a trap” – Amazing
“That, my lad, was a dragon” – Amazing.
“Beyond desolation” – RUBBISH.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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