Well, then, here you go, the teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, two minutes of footage with some familiar faces, action, and portentious dialogue, plus a glimpse of the dragon in the title, who, of course, is played in voice and some motion capture by The Cumberbatch Himself. Was that an earthquake? That, my lad, was a dragon. A Cumberbatchian dragon. Plus water, swords, archery, and Evangeline Lilly.
I don’t have to ask if you’re in for December 13th, because you probably are, whatever you thought of the first one, but what do you think of the teaser? Comments below, please.