When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
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 Bard hands the black arrow to his son, he tells him "Keep it secret, keep it safe." This is the same instruction Gandalf gave to Frodo concerning the One Ring in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). See more »
When ferrying Thorin & Co. to Laketown, Bard avoids crashing the barge into a huge rock by leaning forward on the 'tiller'. When the same scene is shown from behind, Bard is leaning backwards. See more »
I don't like dwarves. They are greedy and blind, blind to the lives of those they deem lesser than themselves... But orcs, I hate more.
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I grew up with my imagination and Tolkien stories. My sisters and I were all playmates with our favorite Elven characters (it was the flowing dresses) and we wore out the VHS tape of the original Hobbit cartoon.
It's hard when someone makes a book into a movie, because no two people read a book the same. As much as I enjoy some of the aspects of the directors decisions for this movie and his others, there are things I detest greatly.
The hobbit was always a rather happy story in my eyes. Yes, there were bad things, but I never saw it this way. It was treasure and battle, swords and arrows, saving the day etc. Instead, there is a very dark twist to these movies, and again, perhaps that's how the director read it. I will watch all three, and inevitably purchase them, and raise my children with the book first and then the movie...and hope that some day, maybe 20 or 30 years from now, someone finds it in themselves to re-do these glorious books, and we can all have a different experience again.
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