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The Desolation of Smaug Geeky Observation List - Draft #1

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Geeky Observations List

8/11/2013


THESE FIRST OBSERVATIONS ARE FROM THE DOS TRAILER SHOWN ONLINE ON JUNE 11, 2013 and Vlog #1 on July 1, 2013



'This will probably get me struck off The One Ring party list but I am enjoying deviating from the book'-Jackson.
Beorn's Hall Stuff
1. Ori defends against Beorn with his slingshot.
2. Bilbo draws Sting and is ready to fight the giant bear trying to break through the door.

Dol Guldur Stuff
3. The hilt of the sword Gandalf is holding in Dol Guldur looks like the sword mounted on the wall in Bag End's den.
4. Thrain jumps down on Gandalf from above.
5. Gandalf is in Dol Guldur being lead by Thráin, which suggests it is not wholly insane after all.
6. Gandalf reveals his fear about the Necromancer to Radagast.

High Fells Stuff
7. Gandalf comes to the High Fells tomb.

Mirkwood Stuff
8. Bilbo climbs to the top of the trees and enjoys cool breeze, sunlight, and the butterflies.
9. Mirkwood is trippy with Mushroom spores.
10. Bilbo is being tracked by a huge spider.

Woodland Realm Stuff
11. The dwarves lose all their weapons either at the spider attack or when they are imprisoned in Thranduil's halls.
12. Thranduil wears many different outfits.
13. Tauriel is much less wise but more dangerous than Legolas.
14. Tauriel is chafing against Thranduil's isolationist policy.
15. Legolas and Tauriel are riding together on a horse/elk.
16. Thranduil's armor is silver.
17. Thranduil's Elven army's armor resembles the Lórien armor at Helm's Deep.
18. The standard Elven soldiers seem to be using the same bow as Tauriel.
19. Legolas has his two white knifes from LotR, but his bow seems to be different.
20. Thranduil has contempt for what is going on outside his realm.
21. Thranduil has a Katana-like sword.
22. Thranduil has the reputation of being the greatest warrior in Middle-earth, but chooses not to use his force.

Barrel Escape Stuff
23. Thorin is using an orc sword during the barrel escape. Most likely he snatched it from one of the attackers. This proves that Thranduil will take Orcrist, just like in the book.
24. When Thorin swings his sword, you can see Bilbo hanging on to Kili's barrel.
25. The dwarves are fighting while rushing downriver in the barrels. It looks like they are being attacked by elves.
26. Kili is carrying a bow during the barrel escape.
27. When Bombur is thrown through the air in his barrel, he snatches an orc axe midair.
28. As the Dwarves arrive by barrel at the waterborne human habitation within trading distance of Erebor, so the orcs have tracked them. In turn, the orcs are pursued by our nimble Elf.

Lake-town Stuff
29. The Dwarves are given new weapons in Lake-town.
30. Bilbo and Co. pick up new, regal-looking clothes in Lake-town. Perhaps a gift from the Master?
31. The pursuit of the orcs into Lake-town possibly takes place in the winter: Legolas is said to be 'Using sheets of ice as a stepping stone, then hops to the far side of the canal and dashes down an alleyway'.
32. Lake-town's streets are level with the waterline, giving it the disheveled look. A labyrinth of gimcracks, walkways, bridges and buildings that stoop beneath the burden of the heavy roofs.
33. Bard meets the Dwarves at the end of their river journey, but he does not look too pleased to see them.
34. Bard has a son, Bain.
35. Azog is still after the company and will be joined by Bolg.

Dale Stuff
36. Thorin is leaning on a sword, which is not Orcrist. It seems to be a man-made style of sword.
37. Dwalin is carrying an axe or mace-like weapon.
38. Dori is carrying a long sword on his back, far longer than any prior to this point.
39. Gandalf, Bilbo, Tauriel and Legolas Greenleaf meet in Dale.
40. There are further references to the orcs hunting the party in Lake-town
41. There are people fighting in Dale against what seems to be orcs.
42. Part of the Battle of The Five armies will be in Dale. A geared-up Thranduil is seen fighting.
43. A battle in what looks like modern day (ruined) Dale, where you see Gandalf there and Thranduil there too in battle armor.
44. Thranduil's armor is silver.
45. Two man-made swords are seen outside the hidden door.
46. Bifur is carrying a sword... but what kind?
47. Thranduil is wearing a completely different crown than before. For battle, he wears a circlet along with his full-on armor.
48. The thrush that flies back to Erebor in AUJ flies up behind the giant dwarf statue. In the DOS trailer, the Dwarves are shown climbing up this same statue. So the Thrush was our first clue as to where the hidden door is.
49. The statue the Company climbs is not one of the two in front of the main gate.
50. The statue the Dwarves climb seems to have the same kind of beard decoration that Thrór had.
51. The Dwarven Statue to the left of Erebor's front gate is missing its head.
52. The silhouette of Thorin is seen at the entrance to the tunnel.

Smaug Stuff
53. When Smaug is in the shadow, its dark, and his eye shine like headlights on the wall like in the old cartoon.
54. The Dwarves encounter Smaug and not just Bilbo. They are backing away as an intense red and orange flickering light pushes them backwards.

Gundabad Orcs Stuff
55. Azog is not carrying any weapon!
56. The Orc armor looks a little like the Mordor Orc.


4th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observation List - May 1, 2013



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(This post was edited by grammaboodawg on Aug 12 2013, 3:05am)

Subject User Time
Updated Geeky Observation Lists for AUJ and DOS grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Aug 12 2013, 2:58am
    An Unexpected Journey Geeky Observation List - Draft #5 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Aug 12 2013, 3:00am
        762 should be Oin not Ori Seaber Send a private message to Seaber Aug 12 2013, 9:14am
            *thwonks own noggin'* Of course! and THANKS! :D // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Aug 12 2013, 4:11pm
        Bilbo also tries to save Erewen Send a private message to Erewen Aug 12 2013, 7:14pm
    The Desolation of Smaug Geeky Observation List - Draft #1 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Aug 12 2013, 3:01am
        This is awesome. Buchanicus Send a private message to Buchanicus Aug 12 2013, 4:20am
        Thrain's clothes in Dol Guldur Lio Send a private message to Lio Aug 12 2013, 11:44pm
    awesome! Barrow-Wight Send a private message to Barrow-Wight Aug 12 2013, 5:04am
        And spelling :) entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Aug 12 2013, 1:22pm
            But you must admit Riven Delve Send a private message to Riven Delve Aug 12 2013, 3:23pm
                *bwahaha!* grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Aug 12 2013, 4:14pm
                LOL - Yes! // entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Aug 12 2013, 6:13pm
            lol Barrow-Wight Send a private message to Barrow-Wight Aug 12 2013, 11:45pm
    two more things Bilbo tries to save Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Aug 12 2013, 5:45am
    One for the AUJ list? Riven Delve Send a private message to Riven Delve Aug 12 2013, 3:19pm
    These lists are AWESOME! (Sorry for the caps, but really, I think it's justified :-) The Grey Elf Send a private message to The Grey Elf Aug 12 2013, 9:56pm
        I almost choked on my sandwich at 'King Butterfingers'. :D / Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Aug 13 2013, 12:06am
    Great list Skaan Send a private message to Skaan Aug 12 2013, 10:04pm
        Are you kidding?!? grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Aug 13 2013, 5:07pm
    Thanks, awesome list! arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Aug 12 2013, 11:09pm
    This is great! Keep 'em coming! :D grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Aug 13 2013, 5:00pm
    A couple more Barrow-Wight Send a private message to Barrow-Wight Aug 15 2013, 3:53am
    DOS ob Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Aug 21 2013, 3:51am
    spotted something Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Sep 9 2013, 5:29am
    pause-play observation Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Sep 19 2013, 10:42pm
        **I've Gathered Geeky List Info from this post :) THANKS ALL! **PLEASE DO NOT ADD ANYMORE OBSERVATIONS FOR THE LIST TO THIS THREAD!** :) grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 27 2013, 12:22am

 
 
 

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