Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-wan Kenobi investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
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
Most notably, Smaug was apparently a four-legged western dragon in the first film, but to follow the description in the book, referring to him as a "Wyrm", he was redesigned to be a more snake or bird-like Wyvern-type dragon in the second film. In the Blu-ray Extended Edition of the first movie, his forelimbs were changed to winged arms. Many other parts of his body have also been altered from what he looked like in the first movie. See more »
At the furnaces, when Thorin taunt Smaug into breathing fire to start up the furnaces, there are plenty of wooden objects (benches, crates,...) in the path of Smaug's fire breath, that will not burn, yet the coals in the furnace almost instantly catch fire. See more »
You have found a way in. You seek that which would bestow upon you, the right to rule. The King's Jewel. The Arkenstone. It is precious to you beyond measure, I understand that. The gems in the Mountain that I, too, desire... White gems, of pure starlight. I offer you my help. I will let you go, if you but return what is mine.
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Children's movie in the shape of a fantasy-adventure
Aside from the mega- hype that the Hobbit has triggered, you should be aware that The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is little profound and, at best, a children's movie in the shape of a fantasy-adventure. The very nice atmosphere and scenery of the film takes the viewer into a rather artificial Middle-earth and despite many references to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, it doesn't portray this world as it was imagined by Tolkien, or how the previous trilogy portrayed it. Mostly created using CGI and green screen it simply doesn't appear real and you feel like a stranger in Middle-earth . Real Tolkien fans who love to read the books avoid this film because it makes a fool of one the greatest masterpieces in the history of film and literature.
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