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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
The Mirkwood scenes required nearly all color to be drained from the footage, in order to make the forest appear "sick". As a result, objects that needed to retain their color, such as certain mushrooms and lichens, had to be painted in neon colors to be noticeable at all in the final film. Peter Jackson remarked that the set looked like it was painted in 1967. The actors also had to have their faces painted unusually red in order to retain color. See more »
In the treasure vaults of Erebor, Smaug tells Bilbo that he'd almost be willing to give the Arkenstone to "Thorin Oakenshield" just to watch it drive him mad. Smaug has no particular reason to know the name of the grandson of the king he deposed from Erebor, and since he's been sealed inside the lonely mountain ever since, he certainly wouldn't know the "Oakenshield" name that Thorin earned in a battle at Moria years later. See more »
I don't like dwarves. They are greedy and blind, blind to the lives of those they deem lesser than themselves... But orcs, I hate more.
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I grew up with my imagination and Tolkien stories. My sisters and I were all playmates with our favorite Elven characters (it was the flowing dresses) and we wore out the VHS tape of the original Hobbit cartoon.
It's hard when someone makes a book into a movie, because no two people read a book the same. As much as I enjoy some of the aspects of the directors decisions for this movie and his others, there are things I detest greatly.
The hobbit was always a rather happy story in my eyes. Yes, there were bad things, but I never saw it this way. It was treasure and battle, swords and arrows, saving the day etc. Instead, there is a very dark twist to these movies, and again, perhaps that's how the director read it. I will watch all three, and inevitably purchase them, and raise my children with the book first and then the movie...and hope that some day, maybe 20 or 30 years from now, someone finds it in themselves to re-do these glorious books, and we can all have a different experience again.
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