I miss the unique look of Middle Earth in the LOTR movies. The models really made a difference. The sweeping shots of actual New Zealand landscape made an even bigger difference. Apparently it's all been replaced by generic and mediocre CGI, The first look at Erebor at :34 - generic, moving matte painting. The long range shot of the wood elves home at :23 looks even worse - like an 80s era matte painting. Same with the ruins of Dale at :54. I know Jackson is locked into the look and feel of the "trilogy", so it's no surprise the poor artistic choices that marred Unexpected Journey are just as grating in the Part 2 trailer. Maybe the strain of doing a 3D movie is what has made Jackson's cinematography look so flat and lifeless. It's disappointing and frustrating.