I guess dragons love gold. In the recent trailers for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (YouTube clip) you can get a glimpse of all the gold Smaug has. Why does a dragon need this much gold? I don’t get it. Maybe Smaug doesn’t actually like gold but he just wants to keep it away from other people.
Whatever his motivation for hoarding, I am going to try to get an estimate for just how much gold is in the Lonely Mountain.
Just in case you were ever curious about the wealth-hoarding habits of dragons, or the total amount of gold pictured in the latest trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
14:17 // 4 months ago
Meanwhile, the only indication that Shyamalan, 42, is behind “After Earth” arrives in tiny font on the movie’s trailer credits and posters — a far cry from the “from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan” over-the-title marquee ID that accompanied several of his previous films. Though Shyamalan has written and directed nine films that have generated over $2.1 billion in ticket sales, a series of misfires have tarnished his once-sterling reputation in the industry.
Studio executives declined to answer questions about why they are marketing “After Earth” as a “two-hander” (industry parlance for a movie with two primary characters). In a statement, Jeff Blake, Sony’s worldwide marketing and distribution chairman, explained Shyamalan’s omission from promo materials was a joint decision.
"Night is, without a doubt, a world-class filmmaker who we were thrilled to team up with on this project," Blake said. "Together, we decided to focus our campaign on both the action and Will and Jaden given that ‘After Earth’ is an adventure story of a father and son."
That last quote is a nice way of saying, “let’s not piss off our director.” BTW, the marketing kind of hides this, but the star of the movie is really Jaden Smith—not Will.
19:20 // 9 months ago