Haven’t I killed you yet? #richardarmitage

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was on TNT tonight and this is probably my favorite of the three movies. I particularly enjoy the first scenes in the tavern, the run to Beorn’s house, Beorn’s house, Thorin’s confrontation with Thranduil, Thorin’s appeal to the Master, the scenes when they finally open the hidden door, and then basically everything after the dwarves enter Erebor and start to take down Smaug. (This is probably the installment that has the fewest things in it that I don’t like, too.)

Tonight I was enjoying the scene where Thorin finally throws Smaug out of Erebor. I love the sequence of expressions Richard Armitage gives him:

Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. “We will have our revenge!”

Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. — Will it work??

Open delight — it’s working! Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

And a bit of breathlessness — isn’t he dead yet? Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

~ by Servetus on August 25, 2017.

4 Responses to “Haven’t I killed you yet? #richardarmitage”

  1. This is one of my fave scenes as well. And then comes the disbelief. sigh

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  2. Ok i know it is odd commenting now in 2022 but I am in the throes of watching this repeatedly… Though Armitage I think had said Thorin is very serious most of the time as he has to be, in this scene shows a glint of humor, when he successfully goads Smaug into breathing fire they need with insults, jerks his head to the side, smiles in a self-congratulatory way, and calls to the Company, “Take Cuvah!”

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    • I really loved the end of DOS from the beginning and it is still something I watch if I catch it on TV at the right time — I think the story from the dwarves’ reentry into the Lonely Mountain is so well choreographed and, particularly, characterized by the actors. Interestingly, the Tolkien fans did not like this bit; there was a lot of complaint about it being too much like a typical action film. I didn’t see that as a negative.

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