After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer's prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is.
In the theatrical release Alfrid escapes with some of the gold that the Master of Laketown was trying to steal, however, in the extended edition, Alfrid is killed when he falls onto a catapult as it is fired and he becomes stuck in the throat of a troll. See more »
When Bard first approaches Erebor there is a deep moat under the bridge and can be seen to have a line of ice at the bottom this is seen again when the Dwarves block off the bridge by destroying the statue. Then when Bilbo escapes later that night the entire moat is filled to the brim with out showing any sign of running water. See more »
[sees a flock of giant bats]
These bats are bred for one purpose... for war!
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The closing credits are accompanied by sketches of people/locations from across the Hobbit trilogy. See more »
If you haven't read The Hobbit and/or if you like the first two movies: I envy you of sorts...
If someone had told me some years ago that I would consider walking out from a Tolkien movie opening night, I would have slapped them with a cod. Or a salmon. The Hobbit trilogy is crap.
It's little more than a long list of invented battles and love stories to attract a widest possible audience, as well as loads of idiotic storyline to make the story slide into the Lord of the Rings movies as smooth as an Elven ass.
I understand that some adaption is required from book to screen, but when dealing with a book more or less only surpassed by the Bible and the IKEA catalogue, one should tread carefully.
Do yourself a favor. Read the book. Let your mind be the big screen.
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