For diehard Tolkien fans (such as myself), today was a good day. Peter Jackson released the first movie trailer for his second film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Check it out: As a long time fan of Tolkien and of The Hobbit, my initial reactions to the first movie were mixed between love of returning to Middle Earth through Jackson’s lenses and a dislike for how the plot was being reimagined and lengthened in places in order to get three movies rather than two out of the single book. As much as I loved the Lord of the Rings films, I couldn’t say that I had the same amount of love for the first Hobbit film, although it had moments that captured some…