Questions tagged [desolation-of-smaug]

The Desolation of Smaug is the second movie of The Hobbit trilogy - an adaptation of Tolkien's book being produced and directed by Peter Jackson. Please use with the [tolkiens-legendarium] tag.

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What inspired Tauriel's story arc?

I know Tauriel is a Jackson created character, but I wondered if anywhere in the legendarium there was fodder for the story arc between her and Kili. I do not have access to all my books for the time ...
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How could Thranduil have met a dragon?

In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Thranduil The conversation implies that Thranduil has been in battle with a dragon. Considering that he leads a Silvan kingdom far to the east and south of ...
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Could the gold actually kill Smaug?

This wasn't in the book, so I was wondering: in the second Hobbit movie (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), when: could he actually die?
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How does Smaug know the name Oakenshield?

In the second Hobbit movie, Smaug mentions the name Thorin Oakenshield to Bilbo. (I don't have my copy of the book with me now, but I don't believe he refers to Oakenshield in that.) Thorin received ...
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Timing sequence of Smaug's death

In the final Hobbit movie, The Battle of the Five Armies, why did the movie start with Smaug's death? Why did this not conclude during The Desolation of Smaug?
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What deviations from the book did the movie "The Desolation of Smaug" have?

As far as I can tell that the hobbit movies don't seem to be necessarily true to the book. For instance I have heard that duel between Sauron and Gandalf didn't happen, and that the dwarves didn't ...
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Who came up with the Dwarven Windlance?

In The Hobbit, the dragon Smaug has a thick hide, described as impenetrable armor. However, he has one weakness: a single bare spot, located in his underbelly. In the books, this weakness is unveiled ...
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What is the backstory for these two men in The Hobbit?

These two people give Thorin the staredown when he arrives at the Prancing Pony in Bree. Who are these people? I didn't recall reading about them in the books.
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How much does Beorn know about the Istari?

In this scene, Beorn says that he has never heard of Gandalf the Grey. Yet in this scene, he speaks to Gandalf at length in a way that shows the earlier scene was merely a pretense, and that he ...
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