Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Featurette Promotes New Zealand, The Home Of Middle-Earth

When it was last announced that a Desolation of Smaug production video will be coming our way after the trailer, I was expecting it to have the post-production video format that we enjoyed before. I was eagerly awaiting for another geek-worthy vlog that Peter Jackson would almost always introduce.

Instead we get to see a much different format, and a featurette for that matter. And instead of focusing on the movie itself, it promotes the wondrous locations in New Zealand, where some of the outdoor scenes fromt he movie had been shot. Not only that, the video boasted that the final frames do not really require CGI because they are almost perfect on their own.

Watch the 6-minute video from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug that promotes News Zealand as The Home of Middle-Earth.


The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug reaches cinemas nearest you on December 13, 2013.