Dan Reeder has done it again. He’s created a paper mache version of Smaug the Terrible, and he’s videoed every step of the process. Watch: Uploaded by GourmetPaperMache May 8, 2016. More details here.
Now THIS is a dragon! Yet another magnificent achievement from the magical fingers of John Howe.
Over the weekend Weta Workshop’s bust edition of Smaug the Terrible made its premiere appearance at New York Comic Con. Charlie Jane Anders of io9 reported that the supply “sold out in a heartbeat.” But the Workshop has more that can be ordered from their website, here. Behold the detail of the bust, as sculpted […]
Say good-bye to Smaug, most loathsome lizard in all of Hobbitland. Farewell to the eloquence of speech, the expressions of arrogance, the massiveness of dragon destruction. The curtain closes on a fine vocal performance by Benedict Cumberbatch. From The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies: https://youtu.be/F_QD2Uy_H_w
Who can talk like a Dragon? High class British actors! In his portrayal of Drago for Dragonheart III, Ben Kingsley joins the ranks of Benedict Cumberbatch (Smaug), Sean Connery (Draco), John Hurt (Kilgarrah the Great Dragon from Merlin), and Rachel Hannah Weisz (Saphira from Eragon). Here’s Kingsley’s take on being a dragon: Uploaded by Universal […]
Looking back at the year 2014, it’s interesting to review the most popular posts aside from my regular pages. Here they are in order of popularity: The Secret of Storybrooke, Maine 45.89 per cent of all my traffic comes to this page, nearly three times as many that visit my home page. There are a […]
In its first two weeks of release, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug became the fourth highest-grossing film of 2013, ultimately earning $958,366,855 worldwide in its theatrical venue. Do these enormous box-office revenues make the film immune from criticism? Here’s an Honest Movie Trailer: Posted online on December 16, 2014 And author John C. Wright […]
A clip from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: http://youtu.be/1UeqXEKrT10 Poor Bard. He missed the one vulnerable spot in Smaug’s hide. One appetizer for the dragon, coming up.
On the fifth day of their journey, the Hobbit Fan Fellowship arrived in Wellington, home of Weta Workshop, Weta Digital, and the other subsidiaries responsible for bringing Middle-earth to life. Peter Jackson gave them a private screening of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, but first, they encountered a certain fire-breathing visitor at […]
It had to happen. The reptilian star of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug needed more attention, so he came to San Diego Comic-Con. Or at least, his head came to visit. Here is Weta Workshop putting him together: Let’s see Quicksilver and The Flash do that! And if you want to buy a sculpture […]