Smaug, the dastardly dragon from "The Hobbit" movies, is catching some serious air time as decor on an Air New Zealand plane. The decorated Boeing B777-300 is a flying publicity stunt to promote the opening of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."
The plane won't actually breathe fire or eat fantastical creatures, but it is an impressive sight. The 242-foot-long aircraft might give us a hint as to how big director Peter Jackson's version of the dragon is supposed to be. Compare that with the known 40-foot length of a Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur and I think we all know who the true "tyrant lizard" is.… Read more