Tuesday, April 21, 2015

MEMM Day 20 - Favorite moment/line in "The Desolation of Smaug"

Even though I've watched it twice since TBOTFA came out, I don't know Desolation of Smaug all that well, because I had only watched it twice before that -- once in the theater, and once when I got the DVD.  So this is a little bit tough for me.  Also, those two times this year are the only times I've watched the extended edition, so bits of it are really new to me still.

One moment that has always filled me with breathless delight, though, is Smaug the gilded dragon.  When he swirls up into the night, covered in liquid gold, I catch my breath in awe.  The first time I watched it, when I got there, I said, "OH!  Okay, all that stuff that felt too long before this was totally worth it."

Sadly, it's really hard to screencap his magnificence because he's moving really quickly the whole time.  And still pictures don't do justice to how liquid-shiny he is.

Still photos also don't do justice to how cool he looks spiraling up into the sky and showering gold down on the camera and the world below.

Also, Bard's entrance is thrilling and perfect.  I have a thing for silhouettes, and the first time I saw him standing above the dwarves there, I went, "Oooooh!  Who is that?"  One of the best entrances in both trilogies, I think.

And as for a favorite line, well... Cowboy and I quote Radagast a lot:  "This is not a nice place to meet."  Aside from that, I can't think of any I either love or quote a lot.  Yet.


  1. I love Smaug's last line from that film: "I am fire. I am ... DEATH."


    And everyone goes NOOOOO.

    1. Yes, it's one of the best movie endings ever. And I love how TBOTFA just picks straight up there.

  2. Yeah, golden Smaug is just such a beautiful, thrilling thing. And Bard sure does have a great entrance!

    1. I don't think my mom has seen DOS yet, so... I might have to watch it with her at her house. Because I obviously need to see this movie a few more times so I really know it. And because Bard and the gilded dragon need more watching.

    2. Sounds like a plan, cuz they sure do need more watching! Much Bard presence to enjoy!

    3. Also, I will watch again at any time!

    4. Well, maybe when I get back, we'll just have to begin at the beginning and watch all 3 together. Or at least this and TBOTFA. Over several weeks. Hee!


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