The Hobbit–Part 2 Trailer Released

by Ryan on June 12, 2013

in Anything Else,Pop Culture

Peter Jackson’s second installment in The Hobbit movie trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, is set for theaters in mid-December.  Here’s the teaser trailer which was recently released:

The first Hobbit film grossed nearly a billion dollars worldwide, but it wasn’t up to par with the LOTR movies.  It took a bit too long to get moving and the characters weren’t as iconic.  Even though the story in Part 2 will be more exciting, the film’s revenues will suffer from the simple fact that this trilogy should have been divided in two — Uncle Peter should have left the extra stuff for the director’s extended cut on DVD.

The first Hobbit movie cost around $250 million.  It easily made that back, but many other big-budget films don’t.  This is a real concern for the future of huge spectacle movies going forward.  Recently Steven Spielberg and George Lucas chimed in about the direction Hollywood is taking, criticizing how so many big-budget films have terrible box office showings.  They believe that fact will eventually break the back of the industry without changes.  May we one day see a return of big films with more plot than zaz?  Perhaps.

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