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
When Bilbo first confronts Smaug, he explains who he is in various nicknames. He says that he comes from "under hill", to which Smaug replies, "Underhill?" This is the name by which Frodo Baggins covered his true identity in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), as per Gandalf's request. See more »
As the company prepares to enter Mirkwood, the skies become overcast and it begins to rain. During this scene, there are shots of Gandalf where light and shadows show that he is standing in bright sunlight instead of overcast skies, with digital rain added in after filming. See more »
[sees a chamber full of dead dwarves, with their only means of escape blocked]
The last of our kin. They must have come here hoping beyond hope. We could make for the mines. Might last a few days.
No. I will not die like this, cowering, clawing for breath. We make for the forges.
He'll see us! Sure as death.
Not if we split up.
Thorin, we'll never make it.
Some of us might. Lead him to the forges. We kill the dragon. If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together!
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The shot showing that the Dwarves have lost the path in Mirkwood is present in the theatrical version but is not included in the Extended Edition. See more »
The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug: Alike the first, impressive but not ground breaking
The Lord Of The Rings trilogy blew me away, they were truly outstanding masterpieces that deserved every bit of recognition they got.
The Hobbit I delayed due to a laundry list of concerns, all of which are being confirmed now I'm finally getting around to them.
They look beautiful, they are a lot of fun, but compared to LOTR they are alike Mythica movies.
The whole franchise has become a cash grab, the Hobbit should have been one single movie and without all the excessive alterations. Yes I know LOTR had changes, but not to this devastating extent.
Desolation Of Smaug certainly has it's moments, I especially enjoyed the spiders and the not so jolly romp through the cursed forest. Thankfully the film isn't as goofy as the first either which was a welcome relief.
Alas it's no better, it still feels lackluster. This is The Hobbit, one of the greatest tales ever put to paper! So why do these movies feel so underwhelming? I enjoyed this I truly did, but not as much as I should have and that right there is the problem.
Forest scene was great
As neat as the barrels scene is it's about as realistic as Tara Reeds boobs
Second movie, second stock scream
Things I Learnt From This Movie:
Bilbo Baggins has never seen Arachnophobia (1990), don't.....pluck.....the web
Walnuts make great pillows
Whatever Cumberbatch was paid it was FAR too much
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