Current Mood: thrilled

The Problem: Why isn’t it December 13 yet??

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My twitter feed is aflutter with the first trailer for The Hobbit sequel The Desolation of Smaug, so much so that when I retreated to my Tumblr dashboard I found people have already made .gifs of the two minute video. I mean, how quick can these computer wizards be?! Here I am sitting, thinking of how to pronounce ‘.gif’ and they’re all on their animation software or whatever making pretty pictures. (I’m slightly affronted, if you didn’t know already.)

Anyway, below is the DoS trailer. Take about ten — er, I mean five? — minutes to watch it, re-watch it and watch it once more for luck.

I’m by no means a big fan of the Hobbit fandom; if anything I’m just a passing tourist (I only first read the book two autumns ago), but by golly… the cinematography on this thing! It’s difficult to wrap my head around the time and effort the CGI and art department must have had to create such vibrancy and beauty and ohmygosh my eyes can’t take this much epicness because I will die.

I heard the films were shot with 48 frames per second, which is double the usual 24 fps other films use. I like it well enough, but I warn you guys not to take my word for it. Even my (former) Media teacher said it was too distracting. I’m still excited for December though — who doesn’t like a little bit of fantasy epic every now and again?

The lack of Smaug dialogue is a tad disappointing, though. Here’s to hoping we’ll be able to hear from him in the next trailers. If not, then the film can’t come to the cinemas soon enough! I can see it now: me, standing in the Odeon cinema with a large bucket of sugary popcorn in one hand, a foot-long hotdog in the other (or maybe some cheesy nachos, I dunno). I’m sure I can smuggle in some water, because I’m not paying for a small bottle when I can buy a 2L one for around 60p at Tesco or something.

Over and out.

New Mood: hungry

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