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5 Great Hobbit Sized Moments from Middle-Earth

Will Smaug Produce More?

By Robert T. Trate     December 09, 2013
Source: Mania.com


5 Great Hobbit Sized Moments from Middle-Earth
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Our time in Middle-Earth, with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, provides us a vast adventure. The story is a sweeping epic that spans the entire land. Yet, with all the grand battle sequences, incredible creatures, heroes, and villains, there are tiny moments that still stand out. In short (get it?), these moments make us love the adventure that Peter Jackson brought to life all the more. Here are Mania’s “5 Great Hobbit Sized Moments from Middle-Earth”. Will The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug produce anymore?
 
Gothmog’s Defiance - LOTR: Return of the King
 
Here is a moment that could have easily been lost on the cutting room floor. It is such a small thing, but it highlights the confidence the forces of evil have in their Master Sauron. In short, “stay where you are”. This isn't going to be over any time soon
 
I See You - LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring

 

For those of us that hadn’t read “The Lord of the Rings” we really needed a lot spelled out for us in the film. One of these Hobbit sized moments happens early on where Frodo accidentally tries on the one ring. When Frodo is between worlds and hears the ring’s one true master’s voice, the words “I see you” are incredibly haunting. This provides the audience with the knowledge that there is nowhere that Frodo is safe.
 
Lurtz Licks The Knife - LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Cut
 
The extended version of The Fellowship of the Ring is packed with tons of footage, making it a far superior film to the theatrical release. It only takes a few frames, but when Lurtz and Aragorn go head to head and Lurtz licks his own blood off a knife, it further illustrates the evil that our heroes are battling. Despite already knowing the outcome, that moment still puts chills down my spine. 
 
Wormtongue Weeps - LOTR: The Two Towers
 
Grima Wormtongue is not the most sympathetic character in the Middle-Earth saga. However, Wormtongue does witness the Uruk-hai army that will destroy his own people; a sight so terrifying  that it forces a single tear from him. It might be the smallest moment on our list, but it is one we never forget. The moment happens around 1:28 on the clip.
 
Ent of Fire - LOTR: The Two Towers
 
 
One of the best Hobbit sized moments transpires during the Battle of Isengard. One of Treebeard’s Ents catches on fire. When the other Ents let loose the river, he rushes, head first, into the water to put himself out. Admit it, you cheer every time that happens. The moment happens around 1:54 on the clip.

What are your favorite Hobbit sized moments from Middle-Earth?


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug arrives December 13, 2013. 
 
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marcd30319 12/9/2013 5:23:11 AM

 Great Hobbit Sized Moments from Middle-Earth?

But aren't Hobbits by definition rather diminutive?

Wiseguy 12/9/2013 7:48:22 AM

Great moments in the greatest trilogy in the history of history

The Grima Wormtongue weeping is absolutely one of my favorite moments in film ever. When even this traitor sheds a tear because of what Sauron intends to do to mankind and realizing the role he's playing to this end, just a terrific and subtle moment

monkeyfoot 12/9/2013 3:35:55 PM

For me the greatest moment from the LOTR films is the speech Samwise makes to Frodo near the end of The Two Towers.

" I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something... That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for. "

That says everything about the trilogy and every single great myth or story told since the first caveman told a tale around a campfire to an eager audience.

redhairs99 12/10/2013 7:52:17 AM

Monkeyfoot, that's a great scene, but I don't think it fits this category.  It's for "Hobbit-sized" moments i.e. small moments like gestures, slight movements that convey a lot or small additions that are cool but aren't necesarry like the Ent extinguishing the fire on his heada.

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