Questions tagged [the-desolation-of-smaug]

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a 2013 fantasy adventure film and the second instalment of Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. Still on their journey to liberate their home mountain, the dwarves, Bilbo Baggins, and Gandalf undergo adventures and hardships.

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How did Smaug know to call Thorin "Thorin Oakenshield"?

In the Desolation of Smaug, when Smaug was talking to Bilbo, he made a reference to Thorin as "Thorin Oakenshield". How did he know to call Thorin "Oakenshield" since he only got ...
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How does Smaug know about the Ring?

I recently watched The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. In the movie, there is one shot where Bilbo enters the Lonely Mountain to find the Arkenstone and accidentally awakens Smaug. There is a ...
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Is Tauriel some kind of second class citizen?

In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug there's a scene where Thranduil and Tauriel are talking. He comments that Legolas is very fond of her but he'd never permit them to be together. He infers that ...
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Did Kili try to steal something from Tauriel?

In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug when the dwarfs were imprisoned by elves, Kili talks about the talisman (which was given to him by his mother) to Tauriel. During the conversation, the talisman ...
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Why did no one want to treat Kili's wound after Thorin left for the Lonely Mountain?

In the movie "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", when Thorin & Company leave from Esgaroth to Erebor by boat, the whole city is cheering them. Shortly after, Kili (who is wounded and was ...
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Why is it winter in Laketown?

In the Desolation of Smaug it generally seems to be summer. Even up on the lonely mountain (which I'm assuming is a fair height given the views) there's no snow. Why then does it appear to be winter ...
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Why does Thorin leave Bilbo when the key hole is not found?

In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug when the key hole is not found on the Lonely Mountain, why do Thorin and all the dwarfs get disappointed so quickly and leave Bilbo, while Bilbo remains positive?...
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Does "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" have spiders in it?

I have read the book, and there was pretty long fight with giant spiders. I have a huge phobia of spiders, and I'd like to know how much of the movie involves spiders, and if I could watch it.
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Where does the barrel come from in which Bombur jumps in The Hobbit: DoS?

Just saw the second part of the Hobbit. I wonder in which barrel Bombur jumps in "Barrel down the River" scene. All the Dwarves are in their barrels floating and fighting of the Orcs then miraculously ...
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What was going on between Bilbo and Thorin on that ledge?

When Bilbo is running from the dragon in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Thorin goes down to look for him and they run into each other, Thorin seems awfully suspicious of Bilbo, draws his ...
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Why don't the people in Laketown just relocate?

If the people in Laketown in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug really do fear Smaug, why don't they just relocate to a far away place?
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Was the Orcs vs Dwarves battle scene supposed to be funny?

I'm known to laugh at scenes in movies that are so cliched or contrived that it becomes ridiculous. I sometimes worry that I'm ruining the experience for other movie goers. I just saw the latest ...
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Is it necessary to watch "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" in order to enjoy and understand "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"?

So a friend of mine asked me to watch The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which I haven't, so that we can then watch The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. So is it necessary to watch Hobbit one in ...