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The Hobbit is a series of three epic fantasy-adventure films. The films are, by subtitle, An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug and The Battle of the Five Armies, released on 2012, 2013 and 2014, respectively. The series acts as a prequel to Jackson's The Lord of the Rings series. Questions ...

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LotR and Hobbit - one series or two?

In Wikipedia, it is stated that The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are two different film series. However, the film series itself is described as "a collection of related films in succession that ...
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Why didn't Gollum take the ring back from Bilbo between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings?

Gollum is a capable murderer who is able to sneak into Mordor. How hard can it be to find The Shire when he is aware of the two words "Shire" and "Baggins"? Why didn't Gollum take the ring back from ...
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Morgul Blades Disintegrating?

I was watching The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring the other day, and was wondering why the Morgul blade that Aragorn picks up (after it stabbed Frodo) disintegrated when he touched it? ...
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Why does Aragorn follow the same path to Rivendell which Gandalf took 60 years ago?

In LOTR "The Fellowship of the Ring", Aragorn tries to take Frodo and his companions through a forest to Rivendell to tend to Frodo's wound from the Morgul blade. This was exactly the same place ...
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Is it because the time gap that Legolas's eyes are different in Hobbit and LOTR?

In both Lord of the Rings (all parts) and The Hobbit (all parts), we find Lord Legolas's eyes take two different appearances. Hence my question here is: Is this due to the time gap between The ...
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Hobbit scenes with psychedelic mind combat

In both The Desolation of Smaug and Battle of the Five Armies, there are scenes where good characters face Sauron and there is an almost-psychedelic effect: This and similar effects continue, without ...
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Who was Balin? Was he part of the company of Thorin Oakenshield?

Who was Balin from The Lord of the Rings? Is he part of the company of Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit? If he was, then there is a person named Gloin in the company of Thorin Oakenshield whose son's ...
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What is the frame rate of the Hobbit Blu-ray release?

I don't know if Blu-ray supports 48fps - is only 24fps version available?
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Why did Peter Jackson direct the Lord of the Rings first and then The Hobbit?

The Lord of the Ring seems like it could profit more from advanced technologies like 3D when compared to the Hobbit series, especially the vast battle sequences. In addition to that, the story of The ...
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Are the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” movies connected someway? [duplicate]

Are those two movies connected, if yes, what should be the order in which I shall watch these movies?
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Is Lady Galadriel really stronger than the Ring?

In Lord Of The Rings: when Frodo met Lady Galadriel alone and showed her the Ring, did she really win over the temptation of the Ring? Is her power stronger than the Ring? Later in The Hobbit series,...
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Is Gandalf really that great of a wizard?

Is he, like, a supreme wizard? I'm asking this because I just got done (over the past day) binge-watching all 3 parts of The Hobbit. And there's a scene in it where (forgive my lack of Middle Earth ...
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How did the mountain goats appear in the Battle of the Five Armies?

During the last battle in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies there is a scene where about 4 mountain goats appear, ridden by Thorin, Dwalin, Fili and Kili. Where did these animals come from? I ...
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Why was 'The Hobbit' split into three films?

So, I kinda always just assumed that splitting such a short book into three films was a money-grubbing move, and frankly, I wouldn't be entirely surprised if that was at least part of the reason that ...
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How did a mere 13 dwarves turn the tide of the battle?

I'm watching Battle of the Five Armies, and during the mid movie battle, the Scottish Dwarf army is being turned back by the first Orc army. The Dwarf army numbers hundreds, the Orcs outnumber them 10:...
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What was Saruman's motivation in the Lord of the Rings trilogy?

I have seen all three Hobbit movies and Saruman was a good friend of Gandalf and he even helped him when the Orcs had caught him. I have just seen The Lord of the Rings Part one few days back (...
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What is Sauron saying when Galadriel defeats him at Dol Guldur?

When Galadriel fights Sauron at Dol Guldur in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, she says to him "You have no power here, servant of Morgoth. You are nameless, shapeless, formless..." At the ...
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In the Hobbit 3, why didn't the orcs… [spoiler] [duplicate]

In the Hobbit 3 (Peter Jackson), why didn't the orcs use the worms to burrow directly into the mountain, or burrow straight to the gold, bypassing the armies? Why didn't they use the worms to battle, ...
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When is it safe to watch The Hobbit while reading the book? [closed]

So, I've read that the first movie covers the six first chapters of the book, and it features some parts from LOTR (either book or movie, I'm not sure). But since I'm still reading The Hobbit (book), ...
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“Song”/Theme played in Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies

What is that theme/song called that Bombur "plays" when sounding the horn of Erebor and/or the humans play in honor of Thorin (after it "all over")?
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What are the five armies in Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies?

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Movie tells about battle between five armies. I counted only four. Dwarves Army (Lead by Throrin)Elves army (Lead by Thranduil?) Orcs army (Lead by Azog)Lake ...
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Thranduil mentioning Strider (Aragorn) at the end of the third Hobbit movie

At the end of the third Hobbit movie, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, Thranduil mentions to Legolas that he should go meet a wanderer called Strider. Now, the events in the Hobbit are around ...
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What is the best order to watch LotR/Hobbit franchise?

I have not watched any of the entries in the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit franchise and as per my knowledge The Hobbit's story occurs before LotR but the release order is different. So for better ...
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Why not use the wyrms to win?

When the Battle of the Five Armies begins, and Dáin arrives with an army of dwarfs to do battle, we see Azog has been using giant wyrms, which he refers to as "earth eaters" earlier in the film, to ...
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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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What are the powers of Sauron's ring?

Sauron seems to be able to build armies and enslave races just fine without his ring. Are there any mentions in the Lord of the Rings movies or books as to what the powers of the ring actually are?
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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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What is the difference between Erebor and Moria?

In the beginning of the first Hobbit movie it is said that Smaug attacked the kingdom of Erebor, but during the movie they frequently reference going into Moria which they call the home of the Dwarves,...
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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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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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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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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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Is there any relation between the head-butting in LotR and the Hobbit?

Most of us Tolkien fans have seen the movies and may recall that in the first the Hobbit movie Balin and Dwalin head-butt each other when meeting at Bilbo's. Ofcourse, this does not seem too strange a ...
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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 ...
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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 do digital movies show aliasing and red/green chromatic aberration? [closed]

I just saw the second Hobbit film and some issues that I thought were present in the first Hobbit film really came through. The first issue was that nearly all hard diagonal lines, such as those on ...
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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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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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How is the Front Gate of Erebor sealed?

At the meeting at Bag End Balin says: "You forget the front gate is sealed. There is no way into the mountain." Is there some sort of magical protection on the door making it sealed or is it just ...
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Was Saruman already under the thrall of Sauron?

During the first film of The Hobbit we see a meeting of the White Council in which Saruman seems unconvinced and even argues against the likelihood that Sauron could be returning. In The Fellowship ...
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Why was Bilbo's sword not glowing?

In some places in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 'Sting', (Bilbo's sword) wasn't glowing blue. There are a few scenes where Bilbo is around Orcs, Even one where they were fighting the Pale Orc, ...
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Where did the one ring come from?

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a good movie and is a prequel of The Lord of the Rings intended to show how Bilbo Baggins gets the ring from Gollum and gift it to his nephew Frodo. My Question: ...
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Are there any spiders in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?

I suffer from a severe level of arachnophobia. in the description of the movie it says: Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, ...
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Why did only Bilbo's sword glow? [duplicate]

In "The Hobbit", the party finds a troll's cave with a stash in it. They find a few swords of elvish make, and on the way out Gandolf finds a short sword to give to Bilbo. When he hands it to Bilbo, ...
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Will The Hobbit be released to video with the High Frame Rate?

Will there be any version of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey that you can watch at home at 48 or 50 frames or fields per second? It would be easy to do. When a standard 24 FPS movie is converted ...
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Existence of Sauron in The Hobbit

During the discussion between Saruman, Gandalf, Elrond and Galadriel in Rivendell, Gandalf says Radagast the Brown saw the necromancer on Dol Guldur, and that he appeared to have summoned the dead. ...
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What is the past history between Gandalf and Bilbo?

At the beginning of The Hobbit, when Gandalf and Bilbo meet the first time, Bilbo says he doesn't remember his past meeting with Gandalf and only remembers him for his fireworks, but Gandalf talks ...
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Why didn't Gollum ever go to the Shire to search for Bilbo?

Gollum finds out Bilbo's name and where he is from when they meet in the cave. Why doesn't he ever go to the Shire to search for Bilbo and his "precious"?