Here’s everything you need to know, and then some, before you go:
1) Tickets and Showtimes. (The most important, after all.)
2) Reviews are in, and critics are overjoyed. With over 100 reviews counted, DoS is sitting at about 70% fresh on Rottentomatoes, with an average score of about 7 out of 10. This just about matches its 65% on metacritic. What remains to be seen: Is this a genuinely rousing adventure, or is everyone just shell-shocked because the first Hobbit was such an unexpected bore? (oh, yes I did.)
3) Trailers, Clips, and Interviews. There’s a few here on the blog’s main page. Click the link below (if necessary) for the full post, which has loads and loads more. Peter Jackson? Several. Orlando Bloom? Of course! Looking for a Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies, Twilight) interview? No one else has it, but you’ll find it here!
Here’s the smokin’ hot extended trailer, “Corruption”:
Click the [ ] icon (lower right corner) for full screen, and then the settings gear for 720p or 1080p. Click jpgs to enlarge.
Actor insights, behind the scenes, and more – here’s 28 clips, interviews, and featurettes from the movie…
Here’s 5 cool clips from the movie:
I Found Something
Into the Barrels
Your World Will Burn
This Is Our Fight
You Have No Right
And here’s interviews and soundbites from practically every notable involved:
Director, Peter Jackson.
And, Peter Jackson, Part 1.
Peter Jackson, Part 2.
Martin Freeman, Bilbo.
Some more of Martin Freeman.
Stephen Fry, who normally would never look so sloppy.
Sometimes these guys are dressed by the costume department, to cover up their characters’ outfits.
Philippa Boyens, screenplay, producer.
Richard Armitage, as Thorin.
Richard Armitage, sans beard.
Luke Evans, playing Bard.
Luke Evans, still playing Bard.
Sir Ian McKellan, Gandolf the AWESOME!
Lee Pace, star of Pushing Daisies, and Twilight, plays Thranduil, who might be a Tolkien character, but might also have been stolen from a Monty Python skit.
Evangeline Lily, as Tauriel.
Apparently, they have a “Lily Cam.”
(also Benedict Cumberbatch)
And here’s a some related promotional material:
The Global Fan Event teaser, with Anderson Cooper.
Dragons on a plane?
Some behind the scenes snippets. Part 1
And, snippets, 3.
All materials copyright Warner Bros. 2013.