Watch 5 Clips and 14 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage from THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

     December 6, 2013


With director Peter Jackson’s second film in his The Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, opening in a week, Warner Bros. has provided us with five clips and fourteen minutes of behind-the-scenes footage.  The film continues the adventures of Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and the band of dwarves as they move forward on their quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, all the while Gandalf (Ian McKellen) investigates a disturbing presence that may be returning to Middle Earth.  Smaug introduces a host of new characters like Bard (Luke Evans), the Master of Lake-town (Stephen Fry), and the elves Thranduil (Lee Pace) and Tauriel (Evangeline Lily), but the film also sees the return of Lord of the Rings favorite Legolas (Orlando Bloom).  Moreover, Benedict Cumberbatch brings to life the dragon Smaug and he delivers a great performance.

I saw a screening a few days ago and am happy to report it’s fantastic.  The film is almost non-stop action and I think the people that had issues with first film are going to love this one.  In addition, the film features some unbelievable set pieces, with one sequence causing my theater to erupt in applause when it ended.  Get ready for a great ride that you should definitely see in 3D.  Hit the jump to watch the clips and behind-the-scenes footage.

Movie Clips

Behind-the-Scenes Footage



  • Marissa Evans

    Ugh I saw Andy Serkis’ sweater with the ‘Tintin’ logo. I’d put it out of mind until they began production on the sequel, but now I’m thinking about it again. Damn.
    But anyways, thank you for sharing. :) Quite excited about this. I hear it’s getting good reviews. And as somebody who really didn’t mind the first one (but acknowledged its problems), that can only mean great things.

    • The Flobbit

      I really liked the first Tintin movie. I found it fun, lush, imaginative, funny, and I couldn’t wait for a sequel. One directed by Peter Jackson, set in South America, looking for treasure and Inca curses? Buy me a ticket already.

  • The Flobbit

    Awesome! I need to see this movie; thanks for reassuring me, Frosty. Love ya!

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  • Gerard Kennelly

    best scene of 2013 so far ?
    gosling makes a phone call from a strangers house place beyond pines
    brad pitt and the bolito
    dicaprio frost/nixon style war of words with edgerton great gatsby
    jackman dano hammer
    bullock extreme panic -Gravity
    hanks gets the med exam -Captain Phillips
    cameron diaz and the car
    fassbender whips patsy -12 Years A Slave
    Bilbo meets smaug
    customer appreciation day -At Any Price
    the shootout -MUD
    julian saves the girl -Only God Forgives
    grocery store -The Hunt
    sex scene -Blue Is The Warmest Color
    tell em come down and stop me -The Iceman

  • mattinacan

    the film is almost non stop action, ah just as Tolkien intended.. o wait

  • muchrockness

    Dear Collider, your video player is crap

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