Check Out A Scene From Extended Edition Of THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

The Extended Edition of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug goes on sale this later this year, and it will include over 25 minutes of new footage. Here, we have a sampling of that as Bilbo and the dwarves attempt to navigate the creepy and mysterious Mirkwood...

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By Josh Wilding - 8/5/2014

The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
 

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MrNiklander - 8/5/2014, 4:55 AM
25 minutes of never before seen footage?And Jackson said that he wants to use scenes from LOTR we have never seen at the end of Battle Of Five Armies.How much stuff did Jackson film?!
rebellion - 8/5/2014, 5:12 AM
these movies were too long already...
hartley07 - 8/5/2014, 5:33 AM
nice! i was bummed when this scene wasnt included.
BlackHulk - 8/5/2014, 5:33 AM
Even at over 2 hours, these movies are considerably shorter than the LOTR movies. The average time for LOTR Extended Edition is 4.2 hours. But I like the Hobbit films. They do a good job of sticking to the source material while adding new parts that livened up some of the more dull parts of the book.
SuperCat - 8/5/2014, 5:36 AM
I wouldn't mind seeing 25 minutes of extra footage.

XF14 - 8/5/2014, 6:03 AM
I was really disapponted by the first extended, all it seemed to be was more singing -.- I hope this one brings something a bit more substantial to the table.
Nomis1800 - 8/5/2014, 6:22 AM
Nice! I think the Extended Edition will be in favor of this film
MexicanChinman - 8/5/2014, 6:25 AM
I own the first two theatrical cuts on bluray, so I'm not sure if I should get this. I will probably get the bluray box set, like the extended LOTR box set, if it has the extra scenes.
Kyos - 8/5/2014, 6:29 AM
"They do a good job of sticking to the source material while adding new parts that livened up some of the more dull parts of the book."

I strongly disagree, but that's cool. Glad you liked the movies!
DaneMendieta - 8/5/2014, 6:31 AM
This is comingo from the studios that brought you Man of Snap, so no, they wont have my money.

Disney has won the battle again this year. They along my beloved transformers gonn kick out the shit of shitty Warners movies
TexasTwoFace - 8/5/2014, 6:31 AM
Love the Hobbit movies, not sure if I'll pick up the extended version though, usually just get the theatrical versions, I'll have to meditate on this.
Christuffer - 8/5/2014, 6:45 AM
This whole section of the movie was pretty trippy in high-frame rate 3D.
mbembet - 8/5/2014, 6:48 AM
nice!
BlackHulk - 8/5/2014, 7:08 AM
@ Kyos

For the most part they stuck to the material. If the movies were a literal translation of the source material, they would have been boring, but they took out what didn't work and kept what did.
DaneMendieta - 8/5/2014, 7:15 AM
The movies were better when at new line cinema

Warner just ruined the tolkien legacy just like they ruined ehe bat boy and the super kid
GodzillaKart - 8/5/2014, 7:18 AM
When Jackson made the LOTR trilogy, it was unique in that it was 80% great...and 20% absolute [frick]ing shit. It had some of the worse cringe worthy scenes next to absolutely great ones.

For the Hobbit, Jackson has upped the percentages to 65% absolute [frick]ing shit, about 10% great, and the remainder just forgettable.
BlackHulk - 8/5/2014, 7:25 AM
Comparing the Hobbit and LOTR is apples and oranges. They are two completely different stories, one is very straight forward, the other very complex. People tend to praise LOTR but neglect to point out the movies many flaws and omissions.
BigMikeReviews - 8/5/2014, 7:40 AM
The middle earth franchise should have included the Cage

Kyos - 8/5/2014, 7:50 AM
@ BlackHulk

I'd say for the most part they worked some familiar elements from the book into their bloated, clunky, entirely too CGI-heavy fan fiction. They did take a few things out that I would argue might've worked, but more often they changed things and even more often they just stuffed new things in to have enough material to fill an overlong trilogy.

Few people -including me- expected a 1:1 adaptation of the book, because like with many -if not most- adaptations that wouldn't work all too well. I have no problem, for example, with actually SHOWING the Battle of Five Armies, instead of watching Bilbo being told the events.

But things like having the dwarves not only confront Smaug (which would be huge change already), but make a chase sequence ala Tom & Jerry out of it - that's taking it too far for me personally.

But as I said, different tastes, it's all good. I'm genuinely happy for everyone who is able to enjoy the movies so much. I'd love to be able to enjoy them as well. :9
GodzillaKart - 8/5/2014, 7:52 AM
@BlackHulk: It's hard not to compare movies done by the same director, based on works by the same author, involving the same world and many of the same characters.

That said, I agree with your point. LOTR had many flaws and omissions. The Hobbit films have many flaws, omissions, and a ton of unnecessary additions.

Jackson also seems to have a love for absurd action that doesn't work. The dinosaur stampede in King Kong comes to mind. The Benny Hill style chase with the dwarves and Smaug was another.
GodzillaKart - 8/5/2014, 7:56 AM
@Kyos: Wow. We couldn't be more on the same page here. Besides the addition of the dwarves with Smaug, the changes to the interaction between Smaug and Bilbo completely kneecapped the psychological intensity of it.
DrunkenNukem - 8/5/2014, 7:57 AM
pre-order now! for me
DrunkenNukem - 8/5/2014, 8:01 AM
oh really...Man of steel here too? @DaneMendieta??...get help son...whats up with that movie that people here have the need to bring it up on every thread?....yeah nice to see you dont like it, yet you want to prove it on every thread like an angry ex
Facade - 8/5/2014, 8:22 AM
The extended versions are the best.
GodzillaKart - 8/5/2014, 8:23 AM
@DrunkenNukem: All my friends think Man of Steel is a dick too.
BlackHulk - 8/5/2014, 8:27 AM
@ Kyos

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion which is to be respected. But Jackson didn't really deviate his approach to the Hobbit from what he did with LOTR. 80% of everything in LOTR was CGI, Legolas was an unstoppable killing machine, the lone representative of the dwarves provided the comic relief and there were significant things left out of LOTR, such as the complete exclusion of Radagast who was instrumental in Gandalf escaping Isengard or the absence of the rangers at the battle of Minas Tirith. My point is that Jackson has his own style and he took pretty much the same approach of with the Hobbit as he did with LOTR.
BlackHulk - 8/5/2014, 8:42 AM
@ GodzillaKart

I agree that Jackson tends to take simple action scenes and go over the top with them. In LOTR, one that comes to mind is the battle of Minas Tirith where Legolas encounters a Mumakil with about 20 riders on top of it and kills all of them within a matter of 15 seconds.
GodzillaKart - 8/5/2014, 8:56 AM
@BlackHulk: Yeah. I agree. Personally, I found the Smaug scene much harder to forgive. I understand deviating from source material...but I felt like he had a potential home run as that scene in the book is just so great...and he chose to turn it into something silly and over the top.
Kyos - 8/5/2014, 8:56 AM
It was expected that things were left out of the LotR adaptation, it's just damn big. I also didn't like everything Jackson did there, and today I have a lot more problems especially with the second and third movie than I had back when they were in the cinema and I completely thrilled about getting them.

I also don't think the "80% CGI" is accurate, and aside from going wild with it at some points -especially in RotK- it felt to me like Jackson mostly used it when it was neccessary to adapt the books. With 'The Hobbit' he changes and adds scene after scene with the explicit intent of making CGI spectacles out of them.

And yeah, Legolas was a killing machine in the LotR movies. He also was a pretty deadly chracter in the books, but I completely agree that Jackson went overboard with some of his scenes. But... he WAS in the books, and his scenes were the among the worst offenders when it came to over the top CGI scenes. In 'The Hobbit' they give him a lot of scenes to artificially extend a story he was no part of, and treat most of the action like his LotR scenes.

Sidenote: I'm all for a Legolas cameo to add a more depth and perspective to the Middle-earth movieverse. But making up extensive CGI skirmishes and a love triangle involving him and a made-up character without any connection to the lore? No thanks.
TheBumblingIdiot - 8/5/2014, 8:58 AM
Cool I only watch The Extended Editions any way
mrbombastic - 8/5/2014, 9:14 AM
I am fire..... I am....
Death!!
PeterParker1991 - 8/5/2014, 9:37 AM
The fat dwarf is the best, LMAO
Tevii - 8/5/2014, 10:29 AM
Its amazing how much I could not wait to get my hands on the Extended cuts of the LOTR trilogy... but this? the entire trilogy is an already too long adaptation. we dont need an extended cut. If anything when its all said and done, they need a recut version of all three movies rolled into one more succinct and accurate film
SauronsBANE - 8/5/2014, 10:58 AM
@Kyos, You said everything that I would've...except MUCH more deftly, with more class, and without flying into a rage like I CERTAINLY would've done haha. Good stuff.
Kyos - 8/5/2014, 11:32 AM
@SauronsBANE

You're welcome! There must always be a "hater" on Hobbit threads. ;)

And my actual rage about the movies is long gone. Though I have to admit that I probably never raged as much about a movie online as I did about 'Desolation of Smaug'. I spent entirely too much time debating that piece of... popular cinema. I was even a regular on the IMDB boards, and I rarely ever post anything there.

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