Legolas And Tauriel Take Center Stage In Clip From THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

Check out this new clip from Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug featuring Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) and Legolas (Orlando Bloom). The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug arrives in US theaters on Dec. 13.

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By Mark Julian - 12/3/2013
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Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug Clip


Interesting enough, neither one of these characters appear in the original version of The Hobbit from J.R.R. Tolkien. However, Legolas is an elf, a race of Middle-earth that's immortal and show signs of age very slowly. An elf isn't considered an adult until they're 100 years-old. And with the events of The Lord of the Rings taking place a mere 60 years after The Hobbit, it's not unthinkable that Legolas would be alive and well during that time. The female elf, Tauriel, is an entirely new character created by Jackson to bring some femininity to the otherwise, male-dominated, original tale from Tolkien.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company continues East, encountering along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood-elves, the Dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all - a creature more terrifying than any other; one which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself - the Dragon Smaug.

Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The international ensemble cast is led by Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, and Orlando Bloom as Legolas. The film also stars (in alphabetical order) John Bell, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Lawrence Makoare, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Dean O'Gorman, Mikael Persbrandt, and Aidan Turner.
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MrCBM56 - 12/3/2013, 12:36 PM
CANT WAIT!
AlexanderLykins - 12/3/2013, 12:51 PM
While these movies can't even sniff the Lord of the Rings trilogy, they are still decent movies. I will go see this one and be disappointed the entire time.
DelTorite - 12/3/2013, 12:52 PM
Friendzoned in elvish like a boss.
AlexanderLykins - 12/3/2013, 1:01 PM
@monkeyballs
Spot on!
AlexanderLykins - 12/3/2013, 1:33 PM
Looks like everyone is taking a little inspiration from Jacky these days. It seems no one is exempt.
ManofSteel23 - 12/3/2013, 1:35 PM
Blooms face is noticeably wider lol
MrCBM56 - 12/3/2013, 1:37 PM
intruder

Because it's not a Marvel Studios movie?

ALmazing - 12/3/2013, 1:37 PM
Im really looking forward to this but... overacting much?

Facade - 12/3/2013, 1:51 PM
I think she's gonna hook up with Kili or is it Fili and that's where she's at during LOTR...oh, wait, they die...damn.
Lozzy - 12/3/2013, 2:05 PM
JohnKirk09 - 12/3/2013, 2:22 PM
Stop complaining about everything.the movie tells a different story and if you don't like it stop posting stupid comments. And for the acting I think you guys should shut up. That's how elves talk, and seriously I'm a marvel fan as much as the next guy but chris hemsworth's acting for thor didn't always sound great rather.
DelTorite - 12/3/2013, 2:25 PM
@intruder

The twitter reactions from critics (like EW, Variety) are pretty good atm. Most say it's better than AUJ. It will definitely be a solid movie.
speno94 - 12/3/2013, 3:20 PM
@DelTorite

Are there any other twitter reactions because I can't find any even from EW and Variety?
Also what did EW and Variety say in their reaction tweets?
DelTorite - 12/3/2013, 3:54 PM
No links cause I'm too lazy. Things may change until the end of the embargo in Dec 8.

@Breznican: Okay, Hobbit 2 ... That's more like it. [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY]

@jerslater: It's basically a three hour action movie. Smaug is incredible. The last hour is basically Jurassic Park in Middle Earth.


@Variety_DMcNary: Strong positive reaction to 'Desolation of Smaug', especially action sequences. [VARIETY]

@jerslater20m: So, um...guys? DESOLATION OF SMAUG is f****** awesome.

@Joe_N_Marino: So... I saw the world premiere of #TheDesolationOfSmaug and WOOOOOW... I loved it. My 2nd favorite of the whole franchise. Smaug was INSANE.

@edgarwright: Just home from the 'Smaug' premiere which is a treat for your eye bulbs and ear drums. The barrels set-piece is PJ in especially fine form. [DIRECTOR OF HOT FUZZ, SHAUN OF THE DEAD]

@Lisse_A: I completely agree. It was a complete sensory experience. Nothing like I've seen before. Loved every minute.

@Lissie_A: Also.. SMAUG!!!!!! YES!!!! "I Am DEATH" #BenedictCumberbatch is a ****ing wonder. The Necromancer.. Perfection. He deserves all the awards.

@Joe_N_Marino: Trust me, both her and Legolas deserve to be in this story

@Breznican: The barrel escape in #TheHobbit pt 2 is a thrilling and hysterical set piece - what the train fight in Lone Ranger hoped to be

@TheDylan1030: Oh btw I just watched Hobbit: desolation of Smaug at the premiere. Idk if you're into this franchise but it was pretty awesome

@aramisknight83: haha yea it was a solid film. I liked it more than the first. Had some hilarious scenes too

@robertirvine: I have to tell you watching the new Hobbit was amazing ! You have to see this movie I was in total awesome, don't miss it . Goodnight from LA

@aprilsalud: Review of Desolation of Smaug: PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT

@beckfilmcritic: Saw The Desolation of Smaug earlier today. Definitely gets a thumbs up. Full review coming next week.

@nerdsrocket: Protip: Don't see Desolation of Smaug in 3D. I'm still nauseous two hours later. #TheHobbit

@thaneeconomou: Guys, having experienced it, I can 100% recommend the amazing, thrilling, perfect masterpiece that is THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
Kyos - 12/3/2013, 5:12 PM
I have by now officially decided not to see this on the big screen. I really don't want to annoy the people who are genuinely excited about this with my constant bitching.

From what I've spoiled myself so far they're just going too far with the additions and changes for me to really enjoy it. And my favourite character besides Bilbo looks ridiculous and nothing like himself. Guess in the end I'll watch the whole trilogy on blu-ray someday.

There are likely scenes in every movie I love, and I'd say they're going to be 1.) Riddles in the Dark, 2.) Bilbo & Smaug, 3.) a certain battle, or parts of it (if they don't [frick] it up)
Mashpataters - 12/4/2013, 7:12 AM
@DelTorite

"It's basically a three hour action movie. Smaug is incredible. The last hour is basically Jurassic Park in Middle Earth."

Now that's what I'm talking about
DelTorite - 12/4/2013, 9:49 AM
It's also on Time's Top 10 Best movies of the year.

http://entertainment.time.com/2013/12/04/arts-and-entertainment/slide/top-10-best-movies/

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