If you’ve already seen The Hobbit, you’ve already seen this trailer. If you saw The Hobbit in IMAX, you saw a nine-minute preview, and now you’re probably being very smug about it, aren’t you? Well, bully for you. For the rest of you, who haven’t seen The Hobbit at all, you’re just going to have to settle for a trailer embed that’s only 550 pixels wide that probably sounds weak coming out of your laptop speakers, especially because the sound is all the way down because you don’t want your boss to know that you’re watching trailers at work.
Anyway, here it is. You may want to wear sunglasses to protect yourself from the lens flares, but I gotta say: If a teaser trailer’s only job is to entice us, this one certainly does the trick. I also love that Cumberbatch is much like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, in that you don’t expect a voice that manly to come out of a body that slight.