At the beginning of “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings” there is a conversation between Gandalf and Frodo where Frodo comments how Bagginses had never done anything unexpected or gone on any adventures until Gandalf came along. Gandalf replies, “If you’re referring to the incident with the Dragon, I was barely involved.” The dragon of which he speaks is Smaug and as you may imagine he is featured pretty heavily in the new movie, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” which opens today, December 13, in South Florida and across the world. This is the movie LOTR fans have truly been waiting to arrive!
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” takes place right after the first movie ended. Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), the band of 13 dwarfs led by Thorin (Richard Armitage) and Gandalf (Ian McKellen) are on trek towards the Misty Mountains. In their way is a pact of Orcs hunting them, the Woodland Elves and finally, Smaug the Dragon himself.