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5 Great Smaug Sized Moments from Middle-Earth
The Big Moments that Stick With Us
By Robert T. Trate
December 10, 2013
The entire Middle-Earth Saga is riddled with defining moments and epic scenes. There are five moments that are as big as Smaug the Dragon in the first three films. Can The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug live up to these 5 incredible moments? Can Smaug truly come to life on the big screen and knock one of our top 5 off this list? We certainly hope so. Here are Mania’s “5 Great Smaug Sized Moments from Middle-Earth”.
Gandalf vs. The Balroc - LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers
Many of us wondered if there would be a recap at the beginning of The Two Towers. Peter Jackson introduced the second film for its premiere and said that it was nothing more than a reel change. The opening flashback and further explanation of what happened to Gandalf totally resets the audience to where they were a year before. It also supplies us with the most epic of battles between light and shadow.
Some Good in This World - LOTR: The Two Towers
Sam really does sum up everything that we are feeling when it comes to where they are in the story at this particular moment. We’ve come the length of two movies and his own story and Frodo’s is not doing so well. Ever the optimist, Sam knows that they have to push on, that the story won’t let them quit. They are, after all, the heroes and must perceiver.
It’s Really is Sam’s Story - LOTR: The Return of the King
In the books, Samwise and Frodo shared the burden of the ring. If they had done that in the films, this moment might not have mattered as much. This moment also signifies that even our hero, Frodo, has lost all hope, but the one person who never will is his friend, Sam. When all is said and done, the story of Lord of the Rings is really Sam’s tale and not Frodo’s. It is Sam who saves the day.
You Bow to No One - LOTR: The Return of the King
It probably ranks on your own personal list, as well. “You Bow to No One” helps to cap the entire series is a single sentence. Our four little Hobbits defied the odds and saved Middle-Earth. It was a fitting moment and great tribute to not only the character’s, but for the adventure we all took with them. At 4:04 on the clip above.
Gandalf’s Charge - LOTR: The Two Towers
The Battle of Helms Deep takes forever. This epic fight scene literally pushes the audience and all of characters to exhaustion. So when the Uruk-hai Army does finally come knocking on the last door, you believe that all hope is lost. So, when King Theoden charges out and we see that Gandalf has returned, we know that there isn’t going to be the dark ending to the middle chapter.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug arrives December 13, 2013.