It was really a not-so-happy feeling when we saw the last of the series of 'The Lord of the Rings'. To know that there won't be any continuation, nothing to look forward to. But, our prayers were answered when the Hobbit series came into the theaters. Although not a sequel, it was a welcomed prequel for us fans, which just clarifies for what happened, how it began, and how it would end.
The Hobbit series is a three-part series: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. While we all wait eagerly for the third part, which is due for release later this year, let us refresh the memories of the first two parts, which we surely can never have enough of. The following section will give you some awe-inspiring quotes from the first two parts of this series―quotes that will take you through, during times of trials when it's courage you seek the most. These quotes, in a way, remind us all that even during difficult times, true company of loyal companions and some great words of the wise are enough to sail through a storm. Albeit here, it's a fire storm which involves a dragon―the mighty Smaug.
There is something entrancing about this movie series, also including 'The Lord of the Rings'. The whole feel of the story captivates you, as if by a spell. The earthly beauty of the Shire, the ethereal magic of Rivendell, or the abundant treasure that lies under the mighty mountains, ruled by dwarfs, who although are not mighty in their size, but still amuse the audiences with their great skills.
Bilbo Baggins, an adventure seeker whilst a little boy, becomes a grownup who loathes visitors, socializing, or even disowns the idea of going beyond his home―the Shire. A little push from a supportive friend―Gandalf the Grey―turns him to a renowned Hobbit known for his courage and adventure. The following quotes may perhaps very well take you through his journey, the journey of a lonely hobbit to the Lonely Mountain, which leaves him lonely no more.
The story of 'An Unexpected Journey' began from the time when Bilbo didn't welcome any thoughts of an adventure in his life. He cared more for his mother's crockery and the house plumbing than traveling to the far away lands in search of things unheard of. Well, fate led him to the one ring of power, the ring that rules them all, and serves only one―Sauron. It was amusing to see a twist to what we knew before in terms of how the ring came to Bilbo. While in 'The Lord of the Rings' it was shown how the old Bilbo found in in the forest, the truth revealed something else. More truths were revealed in the next movie of this series―The Desolation of Smaug.
The fifteen men carry there journey to the Lonely Mountain, while still being chased by the Pale Orc, who wants to kill Thorin Oakenshield and finish the line of kings. Bilbo utilizes the magic of the ring and helps the others in the group as they encounter challenges. Be it in the Mirkwood Forest, while being locked up by the Wood Elves of Mirkwood, or when asked to find the Arkenstone under the nose of the fierce Smaug, Bilbo who was once considered to be weak, unfit, and perhaps a burden on the members, now becomes an integral part of the quest, playing a role far greater than any other with his hope, wisdom, and newly-found courage. The following quotes will reflect all of these aspects, and more.
While the first part of the Hobbit series just gave us the glimpse of the eye of Smaug, which was pretty much a reminder of the eye of Sauron, in the second part, we get to see a good deal of a dragon who seems to be full of superbia and rage and seems to be fond of self-praise. Well, this movie ends in the most crucial phase of all, when the angry dragon flies out of the mountain. He wishes to take revenge by burning those who reside in Lake-town, and Bilbo utters, "What have we done!"
It is actually torturous for avid fans of this movie series to wait one long year to see what happens next. Does Smaug burn all the people of Lake-town, or is the dragon killed by the dwarves? We must not forget that a deadly She-elf Tauriel is also in Lake-town. Will she play a role? Most importantly, will Bard be able to regain the glory of his ancestor Girion, who had failed to slay the dragon sixty years ago, and hence, brought shame to his descendants? For those of us who haven't read the books and would rather want to see what lies ahead, the mystery is about to reveal in a few months.