The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Postby Ghost » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:41 pm

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Re: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:52 pm

I know this video has been posted on the Hobbit Spoilers thread, but people may be avoiding that site due to the nature of the spoilers. So starting a fresh thread with our thoughts and hopes from the next movie, here - is a great idea. :D
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Re: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Postby Quatermass » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:24 pm

The trailer looked good, but was mildly disappointing. There were two scenes that grabbed me: the barrel escape, and Bilbo being harried by Smaug, and I wish that they had Smaug talk. Hopefully, they will have a clip of Smaug talking in the next trailer.
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Re: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Postby Sister Jennifer » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:08 am

Looking forward to seeing Beorn & Bard. They'll have Smaug talking won't they?
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Re: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Postby michelanCello » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:23 am

They must, I have no idea how else they would like to manage with the story, but I don't think Smaug will actually talk in the movie, I was thinking more that Bilbo will hear his voice in his head... I might be wrong of course.

Edit: just looked it up - Benedict Cumberbatch is listed as Smaug on IMDb... :romance-cloud9:
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Re: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Postby Catch-up » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:36 pm

Looks like it's going to be an amazing movie. :D
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Re: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:38 pm

michelanCello wrote:They must, I have no idea how else they would like to manage with the story, but I don't think Smaug will actually talk in the movie, I was thinking more that Bilbo will hear his voice in his head... I might be wrong of course.

Edit: just looked it up - Benedict Cumberbatch is listed as Smaug on IMDb... :romance-cloud9:

Yep - Benedict's voicing Smaug and also the Necromancer so two roles for him in there. I'm not sure, but I think Bilbo never actually sees Smaug's lips move as such, so it could be a kind of 'magic voice' deal as Tolkien's dragons could ensorcel people since they have the spirits of demons allied to Sauron and his boss Morgoth... :angelic-red:
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Re: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:52 pm

A touch of the Anne McCaffrey dragons then? :)
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Re: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:18 pm

She may have got the idea off Tolks - the Hobbit was published in the 1930s don't forget... :whistle:
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Re: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:51 pm

Yeah, but it's not like he invented dragons. :P
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Re: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Postby Dotsie » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:05 pm

I've tired to find out who invented telepathic dragons, but since it seems that all dragons are telepathic now, it was taking too long and I got bored and wandered off :confusion-shrug:
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Re: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:18 pm

I tried as well with similar result and then I got distracted by kittens. :lol:
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Re: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Postby Dotsie » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:12 am

:lol:
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Re: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Postby Sister Jennifer » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:35 am

Good choice for Smaug's voice.

Reading the book I was never under the impression Smaug was using telepathy, I just always assumed he was talking to Bilbo through voice, the main reason being Bilbo has the ring on when he enters the lair & Smaug smells him not senses that he's there. Regarding the Weta Workshop, I can't quite believe that a talking dragon would be too hard for them to create.

Also, the glimpse of Smaug at the end of the 1st movie, it doesn't look like he has the red eyes. One of my everlasting impressions of Smaug is his red eyes being quite menacing & unsettling.

But, you know, I don't like to be picky about these things. I'll it watch & enjoy all the same.
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Re: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Postby =Tamar » Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:20 am

Sister Jennifer wrote:Also, the glimpse of Smaug at the end of the 1st movie, it doesn't look like he has the red eyes. One of my everlasting impressions of Smaug is his red eyes being quite menacing & unsettling.

In the teaser that was linked, his eyes were orangey red and glowing in the dark.
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