Finally saw the movie. Not quite sure what to think about it. It has a rather boring ending if you ask me..
overall i thought it was a good movie and picked it up on dvd the other day
The dragon teaser was also a massive turn off. All I saw was the part of a badly computer generated dragon head. Just the way they did the ending made it feel like a Disney movie production. I wish they had just ended it when they looked out into the distance where Lonely Mountain lays.
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I was wondering.. What does Dol Guldur have anything to do with Erebor?
Scroll down to the "Sauron Discoverd" and "Sauron Flees to Mordor" and you'll see how they are related. Short answer is they are only really related in terms of Gandalf's plans to ensure Smaug and Sauron can't ally together.
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I don't know, it could work. Would make everyone whine about how the whole Necromancer thing was completely filler to make three movies if he wasn't tied into the third movie. Especially when he in the first movie is little more than foreshadowing. Sauron would have an interest in establishing his armies within Erebor.
Did he like the movie? I guess he did, because if he showed distaste of it he couldn't be riding the media for the next two movies.
He did not really answer Stephen Colbert though... The other question is that, if he took the different origins of Thranduil and his people into account, then why hasn't it been shown in Fellowship, since Galadriel (Noldor) and Celeborn (Sindar) are also not the same race of elves as the Galadhrim of Lothlorien.
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Got my steelbook blu-ray the other day, watching it now. Dwarves have just entered the mountain.
Soon time for Barry Humphries and his ballsy chin to make an appearance.