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Jun 12 2013, 7:37pm

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True, but

Did you see the dragon in Merlin first time while watching the show, or did you just watch a short out of context clip of it? Same with Jurassic Park. I think the impact comes mostly from seeing the reveal in context, and experiencing the full rythm of the scene and not just a two second clip cut to the end of a trailer. This is why I think it would have been best to leave Smaug hidden untill december. I understand that they needed to tell the general audience that "don't worry, we didn't show you the dragon in the last movie, but you'll see it in this movie", but I think it would have been enough if we only saw Smaug starting to glide behind the corner and then trailer would have ended before we actually fully see his face. It would have been a tease, but also a promise to those who are not familiar with the story that the Dragon will make an appearance in DOS.

In any case, I'm happy with the design so far, the way his face looks, it's appropriately old and conniving and self-assured (jimmyfenn put links to some brighten up screen shots earlier where you can see his face more clearly), the cgi could use some work, I guess, but I'm confident he'll be great when we finally see (and hear) him the way he is meant to be seen.

And I do agree about the T-Rex in Jurassic park. I just watched that movie recently and was amazed how well it holds up. It still looks as good or even better than many of the movies coming out today.

(This post was edited by Kullervo on Jun 12 2013, 7:40pm)

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Post edited by Kullervo (Rivendell) on Jun 12 2013, 7:40pm

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