The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Gets A Freaking Gorgeous First Trailer

Despite its flaws, the first instalment in Peter Jackson's new Hobbit trilogy was a feast for the eyes. We got our first look at the second film in the franchise — The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug — this morning, and it's more beautiful than we could have imagined.

The trailer shows our band of dwarves continuing on their quest, as well as a few old friends along the way. We're also introduced to Tauriel played by Evangeline Lilly (a decidedly Elven name in its own right).

The new Hobbit film lands in cinemas on December 13. In the meantime, enjoy this great-looking trailer.

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