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Top Ten scenes in the trilogy, so far


Jan 18 2014, 3:16pm

Post #1 of 22 (837 views)
Top Ten scenes in the trilogy, so far Can't Post

Now that the dust has settled for DOS and people have had time to digest it several times over, I thought it would be a great time for a top ten list of The Hobbit trilogy so far.

In no particular order, just using numbers to keep track.
1. Out of the Frying Pan (including eagles flight)
2. Inside Information
3. Riddles in the Dark
4. Mirkwood, in its entirety
5. Bilbo really enjoying life at Rivendell
6. Misty Mountains song
7. Climax of DOS (Golden statue melting, I am Death)
8. An Unexpected Party
9. Gandalf defending himself against Sauron
10. Balin's telling of the Battle at Moria

For me, the no.1 spot is by far my favourite sequence in all the Hobbit films, but the other 9 are all pretty much in a sea of equal Smile

What would you all say?


Jan 18 2014, 3:39pm

Post #2 of 22 (499 views)
my top 10: [In reply to] Can't Post

Riddles in the Dark
Bilbo meets Smaug
Misty Mountains song
Bilbo and Elrond
Mirkwood before the spiders
Bard reading the prophecy
Good Morning
The pity of Bilbo
Bilbo & Thorin overhear Gandal & Elrond

"Why, to think of it, we're in the same tale still! It's going on. Don't the great tales never end?" -Samwise

(This post was edited by Nira on Jan 18 2014, 3:40pm)


Jan 18 2014, 3:41pm

Post #3 of 22 (441 views)
In no particular order [In reply to] Can't Post

1)Gandalf vs Necromancer
2)Unexpected Party
3)Inside Information
4)Riddles in the Dark
5)Barrels out of Bond
6)Revenge...revengeeeee by Smaug+I am Fire I am Death
7)Out of the Frying Pan+Flight of the Eagles
8)Bilbo and Butterflies
9)Misty Mountains by Thorin and Co
10)Everything with Laketown.


Jan 18 2014, 4:12pm

Post #4 of 22 (410 views)
Also in no particular order [In reply to] Can't Post

Bilbo and Smaug
Dwarves sing 'Far Over the Misty Mountains at Bag End (in fact, all of Bag End)
Bilbo at Rivendell (the extended scenes)
Riddles in the dark and the pity of Bilbo
Feast of Starlight
Bilbo and the butterflies
Thorin and Balin re-enter the Mountain
The golden statue
Bard confronts Thorin on the Town Hall steps
Thranduil's halls
Good Morning
Beorn's house....

I know, I can't count! Evil


Jan 18 2014, 4:21pm

Post #5 of 22 (399 views)
In no particular order [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Misty Mountains song
2. Battle for Moria, with recitation by Balin
3. Smaug sequence, particularly meeting with Bilbo
4. Eagles
5. Beorn and his home (all too brief)
6. Lake-town – the place
7. Bard reciting prophesy in Lake-town
8. Mirkwood (spiders were very well done)
9. Thranduil's halls and Thranduil himself (though too brief)
10. Gandalf facing up to Sauron (great visuals, though not long enough).


Jan 18 2014, 5:25pm

Post #6 of 22 (367 views)
Favorites [In reply to] Can't Post

Guess I'll divide mine into chunks of story rather than individual scenes, but not in order of favor.

Prologue AUJ
Unexpected Party
Balin's tale of Moria
All of Rivendell mostly
Riddles in the Dark
Out of the Frying Pan
Prologue of DoS to Beorns
Dol Guldur/High Fells
Nearly all of of Mirkwood spiders/confrontations/rescue

Tolkien Elimination Game (Round 5: Elves)



Jan 18 2014, 6:34pm

Post #7 of 22 (305 views)
Hmmmm [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Smaug!
2. Smaug!
3. Smaug!
4. That scene in Mirkwood with Bilbo taking the Ring back and realizing its effect.
5. The flight scene with the eagles
6. Good Morning and the arrival of the Dwarves at Bag End
7. Riddles in the dark
8. Bard in Lake-Town
9. All the epic travel sequences("You will have to do without pocket handkerchiefs and a good many other things", from Rivendell to the Misty Mountains, from Beorn to Mirkwood, from Lake-Town to Erebor, etc.)
10. The beauty of Thranduil's hall

The Shire

Jan 18 2014, 6:55pm

Post #8 of 22 (298 views)
I love posts like this! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll put them in chronological order I suppose:

Good Morning
Misty Mountains song in Bag End
The Trolls
The White Council
Riddles in the Dark

Mirkwood (all)
Thorin and Balin stepping into Erebor
Gandalf and Sauron
Bilbo and Smaug


Jan 18 2014, 7:05pm

Post #9 of 22 (295 views)
Mine... [In reply to] Can't Post


1. Gandalf and Galadriel in Rivendell ("Why the Halfling?")
2. Riddles in the Dark
3. Inside Information
4. On the Doorstep ("I remember these walls.")
5. Erebor Prologue
6. The Battle of Azanulbizar Flashback
7. The Misty Mountains Song in Bag End
8. The Prophecy in Laketown ("The Lord of Silver Fountains...")
9. Gandalf vs. Sauron in Dol Guldur
10. The Eagles Rescue

The Grey Pilgrim, they once called me. Three hundred lives of men I walked this earth, and now I have no time...


Jan 18 2014, 7:50pm

Post #10 of 22 (282 views)
In order [In reply to] Can't Post

1.) Ending of Desolation of Smaug, from golden statue to 'What have we done?"
2.) Riddles in the Dark
3.) Barrel Sequence
4.) Bilbo and Smaug
5.) Gandalf vs Necromacner
6.) Thorin vs Smaug
7.) Mirkwood spiders
8.) Gandalf vs Azog
9.) On the Doorstep
10.) Out of the Frying Pan


Jan 18 2014, 9:01pm

Post #11 of 22 (263 views)
From 10 to 1 (1 is best) [In reply to] Can't Post

10 Dwarf king and Gandalf in PonyBar
9 The Battle of Dwarfs vs Orcs
8 The battle of Dwarfs vs Dragon - Smaug
7 Misty Mountains song in hobbit house
6 Galandriel in Rivendale
5 Hobbit near the old painting of Sauron (with the ring)
4 Radagast vs the Spirit
3 Gandalf and Sauron
2 Gandalf and Radagast in the High Fells
1 : The Face of the Elf king when he speaks about the Serpents of the North


Jan 18 2014, 9:08pm

Post #12 of 22 (275 views)
Here are my favourites [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Rabbit sled chase
2. Goblin town escape
3. Bilbo buys fish in Hobbiton Market
4. Radagast and the stick bug
5. Goblin King song
6. Stone Giant sequence
7. Dwarves fight Smaug
8. Master of Laketown and Alfred discuss politics
9. Dwarves throw dishes and sing in Hobbiton
10. Radagast saves Sebastian the Hedgehog


Jan 18 2014, 9:41pm

Post #13 of 22 (241 views)
I sense sarcasm. [In reply to] Can't Post


The Grey Pilgrim, they once called me. Three hundred lives of men I walked this earth, and now I have no time...


Jan 18 2014, 9:51pm

Post #14 of 22 (240 views)
Oh [In reply to] Can't Post

heavens no.


Jan 18 2014, 10:13pm

Post #15 of 22 (227 views)
That's difficult... [In reply to] Can't Post

10) Battle of Azalnubizar
9) Azog talking to the Necromancer
8) Bard reciting the prophecy
7) Spiders
6) An Unexpected Party
5) Gandalf vs. Sauron
4) Barrels
3) "I am fire. I am... Death."
2) Bilbo and Gollum
1) Bilbo and Smaug

The Smaug and Gollum scenes are pretty much tied for 1st. They're just so great. I could put in so many more scenes, but this is just me doing my best at picking just 10 Smile

"This day we FIGHT!"


Jan 19 2014, 12:33am

Post #16 of 22 (195 views)
off the top of my head [In reply to] Can't Post

in no particular order:

1. Feast of Starlight
2. Bard reciting prophecy
3. Prologue to AUJ
4. Misty Mountain cold song
5. Riddles in the Dark
6. Thorin vs. Thranduil
7. Bilbo and Smaug
8. Opening hidden door
9. Beorn's (want to see more!)
10. Thorin on steps to Mayor of Laketown


Jan 19 2014, 12:37am

Post #17 of 22 (170 views)
Yes! Bilbo & the Butterflies! How could I forget the butterflies?!// [In reply to] Can't Post


"Why, to think of it, we're in the same tale still! It's going on. Don't the great tales never end?" -Samwise


Jan 19 2014, 1:44am

Post #18 of 22 (184 views)
Difficult [In reply to] Can't Post

but in no particular order

1. Thorin/Thranduil
2. Key sequence from climbing to Bilbo to opening door to "that Mr. Baggins"
3. Misty Mountains
4. AUJ Thorin/Azog
5. AUJ Balin/Thorin
6. DOS Thorin/Fili/Kili
7. AUJ ending scene - Bilbo to hug
8. DOS prophecy reading
9. DOS "If this is to end in fire..." scene
10. DOS Thorin pitching himself into at pit to forge lighting to Bilbo flooding Smaug.

More favs:
AUJ Bilbo/Gandalf "I can't just go running off into the blue", DOS Bilbo/spiders, entire barrel sequence, Bilbo meeting Smaug, Thorin stopping Bilbo to "you will burn", all of battle of Moria, Beorn, Thorin/Smaug/gold flood, Bag End.


Jan 19 2014, 2:59am

Post #19 of 22 (172 views)
Doh Again.... And I like Eleven. [In reply to] Can't Post

The Ordering isn't perfect, as some tie, and diferent qualities and aspects qualify different scenes.

1) Good Morning (including the enchanted smokering) through the end of The Unexpected Party (ESPECIALLY THE MISTY MOUNTAINS COLD SONG). In fact, include the prologue and the whole first part of the first film up through the introduction of Radagast, minus some of the Frodo/Bilbo excess talk and some of the lies in the otherwise moving Azanulbizar account Balin gave.

2) Gandalf's explosive entrance into Goblintown

3) The White Council, minus the lies

4) Parts of Exteded Edi. Rivendell


6) Gandalf vs. Sauron


8) Dikensian-Christmastime in Laketown/Esgaroth

9) Radagast enters Dol Guldur and slaps down The Witch-King

10) Beorn, house, transformation et al (while it all lasted).

11) Gandalf and Galadriel in Rivendell
(Someone mentioned Bilbo and the Butterflies... that was also worthy of honourable mention, as, frankly, were the trolls and The Great Goblin intro).

"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

"Do not be to eager to deal out death in judgement. Even the very wise cannot see all ends."

(This post was edited by AinurOlorin on Jan 19 2014, 3:06am)


Jan 19 2014, 3:13am

Post #20 of 22 (176 views)
In Sequential Order (I think)... [In reply to] Can't Post

1.) Erebor and Dale in the Prologue
2.) Misty Mountain song at Bag End
3.) The moment Bilbo realizes he wants to go on journey
4.) Bofur confronting Bilbo when Bilbo attempts to leave
5.) Moment when Gollum realizes that Bilbo is in his lair.
6.) Eagles flying to the Carrock
6a.) Honorable Mention: Bree
7.) Thranduil confronting Thorin (especially the part when he boasts of how patient he can be).
8.) Bard realizing who Thorin really is
9.) Bilbo’s initial search among the mountain of treasure
10.) Gandalf confronting the Necromancer
10a.) Honorable Mention: Legolas in a much more realistic fight with Bolg (although I have all sorts of issues with the circumstances surrounding that fight).

The Shire

Jan 22 2014, 2:01am

Post #21 of 22 (62 views)
In no particular order [In reply to] Can't Post

Feast of Starlight
Barrel Ride
*kick* I got parasites as big as me arm!
Frying pan into fire
Bombur outrunning everyone
Thorin insulting Smaug "Slug!"
Unexpected Party
Flashback to Azanulbizar
Staying behind in Laketown
Keyhole found

bonus: bathing in the fountain

(This post was edited by Ismene on Jan 22 2014, 2:03am)


Jan 23 2014, 1:44am

Post #22 of 22 (45 views)
Here's mine in order [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Gandalf Vs Sauron the Necromancer at Dol Guldur (DOS)
2. An Unexpected Party (AUJ)
3. Bilbo meets Gandalf (AUJ)
4. Smaug chase in Erebor (DOS)
5. Smaug and Bilbo conversation (DOS)
6. Erebor Prologue (AUJ)
7. Thorin and Thranduil's conversation (DOS)
8. The White Council meeting (AUJ)
9. Radagast Vs the Witch-king at Dol Guldur (AUJ)
10. Riddles in the Dark (AUJ)

Bonus: Take up arms! (AUJ)

(This post was edited by KingTurgon on Jan 23 2014, 1:46am)


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