In "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," the story picks up after the events of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" where hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), wizard Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen) and a company of dwarves journey to the Lonely Mountain to slay dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) in order to reclaim their land.
The group encounter a number of obstacles along the way, including Wood-elves who capture the dwarves and leader Thorin (Richard Armitage), and Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans) who tries to talk them out of their mission. The journey is long and difficult but in the end Bilbo reaches Smaug and a new battle begins.
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Where Does Your Journey End?
Thranduil: "Where does your journey end? You seek that which would bestow upon you the right to rule. A quest to reclaim a homeland, and slay a dragon!"Thranduil gives a quick overview of the events to follow in the story. Their journey is far from complete as they still need to slay a dragon in order to reclaim their homeland.
We've Been Blind
Gandalf: "We've been blind, and in our blindness, our enemy has returned."Gandalf reflects on the current state of events. They've become lazy in their level of observation and have gone blind. As a result, they are now once again in danger.
Don't Be Shy
Smaug: "Well, thief! Where are you? Come now, don't be shy. Step into the light."Smaug tries to lure Bilbo into the light by urging him not to be shy. When one faces a powerful dragon, it might not be shyness that would keep someone hidden, rather pure fear.
I Found Something
Bilbo Baggins: "I found something in the goblin tunnels."
Gandalf: "What did you find?"
Bilbo Baggins: "My courage"
Gandalf: "Good! You'll need it."