By Jason McDonald | The Playlist June 17, 2013 at 11:36AM
If you’ve had a longing desire to visit New Zealand after seeing the original “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, this new featurette from “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” will only strengthen that resolve.
The video, which you can view below, gives us a brief look at some of the stunning vistas that have been or will be seen in “The Hobbit” trilogy. Stars of the series like Ian McKellen and Elijah Wood give their own personal testimonies on how picturesque New Zealand is and how it seems so unreal. Essentially the video plays like a tourist ad for New Zealand, but you have to admit that they make a pretty strong case for it. Of course, it also delves into the making of 'Smaug' including the creation of Hobbiton, the landscape and much more.
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” hits theaters on December 13, 2013.