Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete.
After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south? Written by
at the beginning of the film as the camera sweeps through the town of Bree, he walks out of the pub looking drunk and eats a carrot. He previously had a similar cameo in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). Jackson also filmed another cameo for this film; he played another spy in Lake Town, a man who'd hide in a basket and signal his comrades with wild bird calls. The scene was adamantly vetoed by his co-producer and -writer, Philippa Boyens and was never used. See more »
When Tauriel is searching the cells for the missing dwarves she is wearing one outfit with her breastplate armor. Seconds later when she arrives in the wine cellar she is wearing a completely different dress with a belt. See more »
[gutting an infant spider that touched his ring]
[slowly realizes what he has done]
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In the words of J.R. Tolkien - "Things that are good to have and days that are good to spend are soon told about, and not much to listen to; while things that are uncomfortable, palpitating and even gruesome, may make a good tale, and take a deal of telling anyway"(The Hobbit, Chapter 3, paragraph 26).
"The Desolation of Smaug" is sure to satisfy those who thought the first installment dragged its feet. From the first frame to the last, the movie is a thrilling achievement of Peter's. The action is none like we've seen in any middle-earth installment. The visual effects are much improved, the pace is seamless, and the danger is ever more present. Yet through it all, Bilbo and the company's journey to reclaim the Lonely Mountain is not forgotten as the driving force of this tale.
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