The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Pitch Meeting

Publisert 18. okt.. 2020
Step inside the pitch meeting that led to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug!
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After the massive success of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Hollywood understandably wanted to find another way to cash in on the works of JRR Tolkien. That came in the form of The Hobbit trilogy, starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. The only problem? While The Lord of the Rings trilogy was based on a trilogy of books, The Hobbit trilogy was based off a single one. So yeah-- there’s a lot of filler.
The Desolation of Smaug definitely raises some questions. Like why do these dwarves keep getting captured every few minutes? Is Bilbo really going to have to use the ring every time to help them escape? Why does he keep removing it in key action scenes? Why is Legolas here? How did they think they’d be able to take down a dragon using heat? Why does this movie just kind of end?
To answer all these questions and more, step inside the Pitch Meeting that led to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug! It’ll be super easy, barely an inconvenience.

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  • This was such a horrible movie and such an amazing skit.

  • 3:40 So... a plork?

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  • “He’s from the lord of the rings movies” Best line ever

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  • Beorn is invulnerable in bear form... Peter Jackson probably did not know.

  • Do "The Mummy (1999)" Pitch Meeting if you haven't. And also the rest of the Trilogy If you can.. I bet its gonna be super hilarious🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • He’s dangerously close to doing a JC “Alrighty then...!”.

  • I think these movies were made with pitch meetings in mind

  • Do a pich for Percy Jackson and the see of monsters

  • River of Questionable Physics 🤣🤣

  • "It's a good thing we're making these movies, for sure!". Most sarcastic statement in internet history.

  • The Movie of Really Long Plot Conveniences

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  • Do The Expendables!!!

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  • A plot orc. Yea!

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  • river of questionable physics

  • Bruh, when it comes to explaining illogical decisions just stick to saying: BECAUSE REASONS!! No matter what you say it will never top that "response".

  • Great vid. Ever since quarantine though I just love any movie despite the awful logic and plot and writing. Even the hobbit now haha

  • It's a big bear, okay! lol

  • Yay for the river of questionable physics!

  • Plot Orks are TIGHT!

  • I've never laughed harder than I laughed at "He's a plot orc"😂😂😂

  • “I mean don’t get me wrong I love the lord if the rings movies but the whole time I was sitting there like why is this little sword named sting? What’s the backstory there? “Well a dying spider in a lot of pain” “It’s a good this we’re making these movies” Possibly my favourite part of any pitch meeting😂😂

  • So much freaking CGI 😑

  • Please do Battle of Five Armies

  • Very unhelpful birdies lol

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  • Can’t wait for the Battle of the Five Armies!

  • In the books Sting actually has a pretty important backstory. A lot more special then what the movies came up with.

  • "Plot orc"

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  • Are this guys eyes violet?

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  • Questionable Physics can put some dirt in your eye

  • The Hobbit trilogy made me appreciate the cartoon version so much more.

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  • Oh oh! 5:15

  • Don’t forget to do pitch meetings for the 1977 “The Hobbit” animated movie and the “The Lord of the Rings” 1978 animated movie.

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  • The Hobbit is my favorite book of all time, and I despise the Hobbit Trilogy. So unfaithful to the actual book.

  • "Cause he's a dragon..."

  • Hobbit pitch meetings in a nutshell: He'S fRoM tHe LoRd Of ThE rInGs MoViEs

  • I know is kinda mandatory to have a love story subplot, but the inability to connect Thauriel and Killi is ankward terrible. Still a better love story than Twilight I reckon.

  • I hate how the cliffhanger is resolved in 5 seconds

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  • This was so much more enjoyable that the actual movie.

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  • Plot Orc huh?? A PLORC

  • "Unnecessarily vague ancient maps are tight!" Nearly did a spit take on that one! Haha!

  • This movie is what happens when you take a children's fairy tale story for children and make it an action film for adults and add a bunch of gratuitous crap to pad the run time and connect it to the adult fairy tale story sequels.

  • To be fair, the naming of Sting actually does take place in the book, so it's totally sensible to include it in the movies.

  • Please do a pitch meeting for the Lost series!

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  • Plot-Orc...

  • Hey now, the elf/dwarf romance wasn't part of the pitch meeting! Seriously, they literally added that bullshit in during reshoots.

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  • A plot orc should be an actual thing in a fantasy movie

  • The CGI looked more like a video game than a movie.

  • I liked the hobbit, very nostalgic, read it as a child with my dad :)

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  • Requesting the movie Fargo for your next pitch

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    • I wonder why ryan has way les subs then screen rant at this point

  • When Gandalf told Bilbo he hadn't aged a day, he was full of s**t

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  • I dont think a star from LOTR is the most fitting person to brag about cgi in The Hobbit...

  • The elves ignore that moon light come from the sun LoL

  • He has one weak spot. A human from the settlement he attacks is the one who kills him. Not a main character or anything. Smaug isn't really a conflict for the parter to overcome the way you might expect. Honestly I don't know who among the people who wanted to make this into a movie read the book. The hiding in barrels scene is another good example. You really get a feel for who these individual dwarves are, but good luck translating that to a screen.