Hobbit desolation of smaug differences from book

The book is never explicit with any solid number, but its enough for the massive dragon to comfortably lay on. Jun 30, 20 the book is never explicit with any solid number, but its enough for the massive dragon to comfortably lay on. The meeting of the white council is mentioned in the appendices of return of the king, but it is never discussed or even alluded to in the hobbit. After sitting through two and a half painful hours of this rather juvenile, hamhanded attempt at moviemaking i have only one comment to make.

As such, we see the character in both the desolation of smaug and the. The character has the same name in both the book and the movie. The desolation of smaug is the second film of the hobbit film trilogy. The complete list of film changes for the hobbit and the lord. There are plenty of high quality images that fans of the film will be interested in. And the title is the hobbit the desolation of smaug after my viewing i believe they should have dropped the hobbit from the title entirely. The first time he saw smaug and took a cup back to the dwarves. The desolation of smaug is the second of peter jacksons the hobbit film trilogy based on j. The film is the fifth middleearth film adaptation to be released, and the second chronologically in addition to the previous cast from the hobbit. Thorin was hidden deep and far from the rest and was the last rescued. Jul 31, 2014 i dont have a problem with the addition of relevant backstory, but desolation of smaug did not do justice to in my opinion the best part of the book. I include not only alterations to the books plot, but also book scenes that are not included in the films as.

The film is the fifth middleearth film adaptation to be released, and the second chronologically. Jan 03, 20 the tolkien nerds guide to the hobbit peter jacksons blockbuster movie draws upon stories behind stories behind stories, just as j. Meanwhile, with the levity of the first film a distant memory, the overall mood here is dour and oppressive. What are the differences between the book and the film version of. The battle of the five armies picks up where the desolation of smaug left off. Dec, 20 desolation of smaug covers roughly the middle third of the book, as the hearty dwarf band and one hobbit continue their quest to recover the dwarves lost underground kingdom from the dragon.

The dwarves were held captive for one or two weeks in different parts of the elves palace. The desolation of smaug is a 20 epic fantasy adventure film directed by peter jackson and produced by wingnut films in collaboration with new line cinema and metrogoldwynmayer. What are the differences between the book and the film. Smaug has left the mountain to wreak havoc on the men of. Reviewed in the united states on february 15, 2014. Does peter jacksons change of the hobbit in the desolation. Tolkiens own drawing of smaug has a much smaller pile of gold, but its hardly fair to say that peter jacksons interpretation is wrong. Though most of the hobbit trilogy looks cartoonish, smaugs cgi is without question the best of the series. Most know the hobbit as the beloved novel by jrr tolkien, but the. For instance i have heard that duel between sauron and gandalf didnt happen, and that the dwarves didnt even face the dragon. The desolation of smaug extended edition is out today as a download from itunes. With ian mckellen, martin freeman, richard armitage, ken stott. While not being mentioned in the original book, frodo elijah wood, saruman sir christopher lee, legolas orlando bloom and several others have cameo appearances in the film.

The next day on his second trip, bilbo talked with smaug. An unexpected journey, lee pace, orlando bloom, evangeline lilly, luke evans and. Other than the fact that a character in the movie is in fact a hobbit. Unlike the streamlined adaptations of each of the three lord of the rings novels, the hobbit is expanded beyond the source material with additional characters and story lines.

If you love the lotr and hobbit movies, i can only recommend to read this book, particularly if you are interested how your favourite characters or scenes were made to come real. Now, more than 70 years after tolkien first published those words, the hobbit himself, bilbo baggins, is set to appear in a third movie inspired by the book. Excellent documentation of the moviemaking process and a must read for all moviehobbit. Tolkiens the hobbit will be made into three whole movies. The second movie of the hobbit carries on almost directly a short prologue aside from the first, with our heroes having descended from the carrock and travelling on eastwards towards the lonely mountain in comparison to the book, the events in the desolation of smaug start a few pages into chapter 7 queer lodgings and carry us through to the beginning of chapter 14 fire and water. After thorin and company enter in mirkwood and encounter the wood elves, many changes take place consecutively. That he could pimp out over the span of 3 movies for money. Pictures and is the second installment in the threepart film series based on the novel the hobbit by j. Peter jacksons much anticipated the hobbit hits theaters today. An unexpected journey 2012 2012 covers the first six chapters of the novel and a few moments from the seventh chapter. Well, theres a site with the books scene of bilbo and smaugs. The desolation of smaug continues the adventure of the title character bilbo.

Parents need to know that the desolation of smaug is the second installment in director peter jacksons threepart adaptation of the hobbit. Part two of peter jacksons adaptation of the tolkien classic picks up speed, but theres still plenty of bagginess, writes mark. Then in the movie scene below smaug talks about how bilbo is being used by thorin oakenshield, whereas in the book smaug doesnt mention the name of thorin oakenshield and note that the first answer to this question suggests this is a mistake, since although smaug could have been familiar with thorin, thorin didnt get the name oakenshield until after smaug had already taken the treasure. The hobbit is a very different kind of book, written in a fairy tale mode for young adults, whereas the lord of the rings is epic and written for adults. In the book as in the films, smaug is a cunning beast. The folks over at the tolkien fan site the one ring have brought attention to a list, created by fan gary appenzeller, of the differences and similarities between the hobbit book and its 3film. Smaug the dragon, brilliantly played by benedict cumberbatch hats off. The dwarves, along with bilbo baggins and gandalf the grey, continue their quest to reclaim erebor, their homeland, from smaug. The complete list of film changes for the hobbit and the. We are given something very similar at the start of the hobbit, and even though it didnt happen in the book, it does actually help get a grasp on the world before diving in.

And the title is the hobbit the desolation of smaug after my. The dwarves are held captive for a day or two, all close by each other. The isnt in any of the lord of the rings films, the first hobbit film, or the book at any point. Apr 25, 2017 though most of the hobbit trilogy looks cartoonish, smaugs cgi is without question the best of the series. The complete list of film changes for the hobbit and the lord of. This film is far from a direct translation from page to screen, however. Desolation of smaug covers roughly the middle third of the book, as the hearty dwarf band and one hobbit continue their quest to recover the dwarves lost underground kingdom from the dragon. The tolkien nerds guide to the hobbit peter jacksons blockbuster movie draws upon stories behind stories behind stories, just as j. Even one of its staunch defenders said that a closing scene was unnecessary. Nov 21, 2018 i continue with the beginning of the fellowship of the ring from lotr and focus a lot on the film and book differences, but i also explain the lore behind pipeweed and some of the hobbit. Part two of peter jacksons adaptation of the tolkien classic picks up speed, but theres still plenty of. Id like to say, the hobbit did not need to be three movies, and while they arent bad, the book was better. The hobbit is a book in an age of innocence, before middle earth realizes the darkness thats coming.

A proper film adaptation could have preserved these differences, instead of trying to torture the hobbit into a trilogy of epic grandeur. The desolation of smaug feels like a raucous pop gem thats been remixed to death, its vital essence drained by good intentions gone awry. What deviations from the book did the movie the desolation. I am attempting to document each difference, regardless of.

I continue with the beginning of the fellowship of the ring from lotr and focus a lot on the film and book differences, but i also explain the lore behind pipeweed and some of the hobbit. The white council does meet around this time, but to plan an attack on dol guldur. The world of lord of the rings is a particularly complex, often borderline nonsensical one. Whats the difference between the hobbit the book and the hobbit. It was very different as they spent a lot of time with tauriel and kili and legolas, the first and last of which were not even in the book. A threepart comic book adaptation with script by chuck dixon and sean deming and illustrated by david wenzel was published by eclipse comics in 1989. It seems that she was created to provide a strong, relatable female character that doesnt really exist in the hobbit book, and considering her performance was highly praised across the board, it was a move that went rather well. Ars resident tolkien nerd explains why deviating from the book can be a. A compendium of differences between peter jacksons the hobbit. The desolation of smaug makes changes and additions as large. The film smaug holds you breathless because it is so magnificently terrifying. Resident tolkienite anna klassen compares the film to the original novel. I dont have a problem with the addition of relevant backstory, but desolation of smaug did not do justice to in my opinion the best part of the book. The second film in peter jacksons hobbit trilogy sets off at full pelt and maintains its energy, charm and mystery.

In comparison to the book, the events in the desolation of smaug start a few pages into chapter 7 queer lodgings and carry us through to the beginning of chapter 14 fire and water. Dec 16, 20 the hobbit is a very different kind of book, written in a fairy tale mode for young adults, whereas the lord of the rings is epic and written for adults. He is one of the wood elves who take thorin and the others captive. I dont really remember these guys from the book, to be honest.

A proper film adaptation could have preserved these differences, instead of trying to torture the hobbit into a trilogy of epic grandeur like the lord of the rings. Want to know if the hobbit 2 was as good as the book. The desolation of smaug and the book, the hobbit, or there and back. What deviations from the book did the movie the desolation of smaug have. The setup is considerably different in the desolation of smaug, but thats only. In 1990 a onevolume edition was released by unwin paperbacks.

In fact, azog is supposed to be dead from the start. Dec, 20 this is the 3rd book in what will be a 6 book series of wetas chronicles of the hobbit trilogy. The desolation of smaug is filled with beautiful and fun photograph stills from the movie and lots of interesting text about the characters. Theres a lightness and playfulness to the adventure, magic in the dialog and scenes. Even though the movie is coming to theaters on friday, its still a little hard to believe that j. The desolation of smaug represents an improvement over the first installment of peter jacksons three. The complete list of film changes is my ongoing project to list all the reported differences between peter jacksons hobbit and lord of the rings films and the j. He infiltrates the necromancers stronghold in dol guldur. Tolkiens fascinating parallel universe has already been described in the version comparison of the hobbit. Book and film differences the hobbit wiki guide ign. When smaug realized this, he flew out to find the theif. The dwarves heard him coming and hid in the tunnel and smaug ate 6 of their ponies. As such, that little bit of background from the start of the fellowship of the ring is an absolute godsend.

The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece the hobbit, by j. Differences between jrr tolkiens novel and peter jacksons movie trilogy. As we did last year with an unexpected journey ee, tor. The desolation of smaug covers the seventh through the th chapters. If only his character received the same level of attention from the end of desolation to his death in the battle of the five armies.

With an introduction by richard armitage, this is a book that any fan of the hobbit will enjoy. I am attempting to document each difference, regardless of whether i personally consider them to be good or bad, major or trivial. Dec 11, 2012 even though the movie is coming to theaters on friday, its still a little hard to believe that j. The desolation of smaug is the second part of a threepart adaptation of the novel the hobbit, or there and back again by author j. The fact of the matter is, smaug has a lot of money a nearly unassessable amount. The travesty that has lost all of tolkeins magic and wonder. Though big in the book, the movie portrays the dragon as the size of two 747 airplanes. As far as i can tell that the hobbit movies dont seem to be necessarily true to the book.

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