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
John Bell grew 6 inches in between the time that principal photography was completed and pickup shooting began. He had to stoop down when standing next to Luke Evans to maintain continuity. See more »
At The Prancing Pony in Bree, the food on Thorin's plate moves around in various shots although he is not eating but talking to Gandalf. Also the cheese on his plate disappears and then reappears. See more »
And what about your little dwarf friends? Where are they hiding?
Dwarves... No. No dwarves here. You've got that all wrong.
Oh, I don't think so, Barrel-Rider! They sent you in here to do their dirty work, while they skulk about outside!
Truly, you are mistaken, O Smaug Chiefest and Greatest of All Calamities...
You have nice manners for a thief, and a LIAR! I know the smell and taste of dwarves, no one better!
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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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