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5 Great Hobbit Sized Moments from Middle-Earth
Will Smaug Produce More?
By Robert T. Trate
December 09, 2013
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.