THE HOBBIT Gets the Brutally 'Honest' Trailer Treatment While SMAUG Earns Better Reviews
The cut-ups at Screen Junkies have created the latest version of their popular "Honest Trailers" series - this time skewering/sending up last year's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, on the heel of the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug this week.
As expected, the mostly good-natured 'roast' of a trailer mainly focuses on the length of Peter Jackson's first Hobbit film, as well as the decision to pry three 3-ish hour movies out of one 300-page book. Check the trailer out below.
An 'honest' trailer for Smaug may prove more difficult as the sequel is generally receiving more positive reviews than its predecessor. Based on 42 reviews counted so far, the film has a 79% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie review aggregator.
The critics’ consensus seems to be Smaug is good (but not great), offering some 'wow'-worthy momemts, though back-loaded action and the need to stretch the material seem to be reoccurring themes with the first film.
The reviews are more favorable than Journey, however, which received a 65% on Rotten Tomatoes.