Avast! Second Trailer For Desolation Of Smaug.

Here’s the second official trailer for Peter Jackson’s follw-up to The Hobbit, entitled The Desolation Of Smaug. It announces itself as a ‘sneak peek’, et the run time is three full minutes which is a lot longer than most full length trailers. Personally I can’t wait to see this in December.

Avast! Second Trailer For The Hobbit.

Good God December cannot come quick enough. Judging from this second trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey it would appear there’s a ton of action to be had, in fact I got the distinct feeling I was watching the trailer for some sort of Fantasy themed Dirty Dozen remake. Gandalf is obviously Ernest Borgnine and the leader of the Company of Dwarves, Thorin Oakenshield, (played by Richard Armitage) is Lee Marvin, which leaves Bilbo Baggins who is quite clearly Charles Bronson.

I could go on, but what’s the point.

Avast! Trailer For The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

He said he wouldn’t do it, then he did, then he said he couldn’t do it and now he has.

Here’s the first official peek at Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit and it looks fantastic. If you were a fan of The Lord Of The Rings trilogy then this is pretty much a no-brainer for you. Gandalf returns, as does a younger version of Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, and Gollum pops up at the end just to complete all your geekery desires.

Those of you who have had sex before unfamiliar with the plot of The Hobbit, it rattles along like so:

Bilbo Baggins is a Hobbit who is approached by the wizard Gandalf the Grey to join a crew of dwarves on a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the dragon Smaug.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is released nationwide on December 14th 2012.

Avast! Latest Tintin Trailer For The Secret Of Uncanny Valley.

Here’s the latest, official and longer trailer for Steven Spielberg’s and Peter Jackson’s collaborated effort on The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn.

A couple of things we noticed about this trailer:

1. Tintin looks like a young motion captured John Arne Riise.

Tintin, before and after he played football for Liverpool FC.

2. Captain Haddock’s Scottish accent, (voiced by Andy Serkis), is somewhere between Christopher Lambert’s in Highlander and Robin Williams’s in Mrs Doubtfire. Don’t believe us? We refer you to the 1.29 mark for proof.

3. There is a distinct lack of character close-ups when dialogue is being delivered.

4. And finally, the general effects, which leads us to this:

The Uncanny Valley graph.


Avast! Trailer For The Adventures Of Tintin.


This isn’t exactly the first trailer for the Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson produced motion-capture, CGI, 3D fest that is The Adventures Of Tintin – The Secret Of The Unicorn, this is the official International trailer which has a little bit more footage than the one released earlier in the month.

To be honest there’s nothing here but action shots and a distinct lack of decent close up shots of characters or even solid chunks of dialogue so the jury is still out on this one.