Top Ten Differences Between the Hobbit Book and FilmsIronSabbathPriest Differences between JRR Tolkien's novel and Peter Jackson's movie trilogy.
I'd like to say, the Hobbit did not need to be three movies, and while they aren't bad, the book was better.
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But are only mentioned a few times in the book. In fact, Azog is supposed to be dead from the start. - IronSabbathPriest
I was so mad when they added these two. - Rambles
I thought he was great in the films.
An Istari wizard who again, is only mentioned in the book. - IronSabbathPriest
A stupid idea that adds nothing whatsoever. Tauriel was a new character that was created simply for this. - IronSabbathPriest
This was such a bad idea and executed badly at that.
This subplot was awful. - Rambles
In the book it is hinted that Gandalf goes to Dol-Guldur to investigate the Necromancer, but is seen in more detail in the Desolation of Smaug and the Battle of the Five Armies. - IronSabbathPriest
The character who is Legolas does in fact appear in the Hobbit book, though he is not named and is literally only mentioned once, simply as the son of the king of the wood elves. Its him though, and Peter Jackson seized on this tiny thread to capitalize on both Legolas and Orlando Bloom's popularity.
Probably to appease Lord of the Rings fans. But really I think it was because Jackson wanted to spend all his CGI budget. - IronSabbathPriest
In the book they keep the lids on the barrels and it's all very peaceful. In the movie they are attacked by Bolg and his pack of Orcs. - IronSabbathPriest
Which angers Smaug and prompts him to destroy Laketown. In the book Bilbo steals a cup which angers Smaug so he Flies off. Bilbo and the dwarves originally don't know where he went but it is revealed in chapter 14 he went to destroy Laketown. - IronSabbathPriest
In the book he does not appear until chapter 14, when he kills the dragon with a black arrow. - IronSabbathPriest
He's one of the most vocal dwarfs in the book too. I liked him in the movie though.
Dunno why. He's still the fat one though. - IronSabbathPriest
The biggest difference is also the most obvious, so I saved it till last. - IronSabbathPriest
While the movie had many potatoes growing in the back round if you take a closer look, but none mentioned in the book
They left it out of the film! (Except the extended version) I was so mad they didn't keep it in the final cut. A very important scene, especially since so much focus was on Thorin in the last two films, instead of Bilbo.
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2. Kili the dwarf and Tauriel the elf have a romance as a subplot in the films
3. Legolas appears in the movies
2. The Necromancer is revealed to be Sauron in the movies
3. Radagast the Brown is featured in the films
2. Radagast the Brown is featured in the films
3. Bard smuggles Bilbo and the dwarves into Laketown in the movie
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