That one sentence in ‘The Battle of the Five Armes’ I want to hear/see …

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**Minor The Hobbit spoilers ahead … so if you haven’t read the book yet (gasp!), proceed with caution. Nothing major, but just a gentle warning πŸ™‚ **

There’s one particular line duringΒ a specific moment in the book, that I’ve been hoping makes its way into the final cut of the movie; for over four years now.

Ever since The Hobbit films were announced, I’ve been wishing – with quite a deep desire – for this to make an appearance.

This sentence is actually a piece of dialogue, said by one of the characters, during the climax of Film 3:

β€œTo me! To me! Elves and Men! To me! O my kinsfolk!” he cried, and his voice shook like a horn in the valley.

There it is.

The shivers …. oooh πŸ˜€

Personally, it always gave so much significance to the whole theme of the story and especially within the context it is told – not least, a defining moment for the character who says it.

Come December, if I hear this in the film, I’ll be positively overwhelmed and most of the gripes I have towards the “changes” made in the Trilogy, will vanish into thin air.

If only Peter Jackson would grant me a wish for the final Hobbit film, it would definitely be this.

What about you? Do you have any specific lines of upcoming dialogue you absolutely cannot do without, or would like to hear/see?

**And if you can avoid any major spoilers as you write your comments, you will be thrice thanked πŸ™‚ **


19 thoughts on “That one sentence in ‘The Battle of the Five Armes’ I want to hear/see …

  1. Thorin telling Bilbo, “There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”–I’d love to see the whole quote, but definitely at leas the last sentence.

    1. That would be my pick too… To me it’s not only one of the most beautiful and truthful sentence in all of Tolkien’s work, but in literature. Those are words to live by. I try my best to live by those words, they mean a lot to me.

  2. I would love for Gandalf to say this line to Bilbo near the end of the film just as he does in the book:

    “You don’t really suppose, do you, that all your adventures and escapes were managed by mere luck, just for your sole benefit? You are a very fine person, Mr. Baggins, and I am very fond of you; but you are only quite a little fellow in a wide world after all!

    It’s a very important line that points again to this theme of Providence found throughout Tolkien’s stories. “Luck” and “chance” are really orchestrated by a higher will or power for ultimate good. The most obvious time Tolkien again points this out is in The Fellowship of the Ring when he tells Frodo that he was meant to have the Ring, a line I’m glad they kept in the film (albeit in a different scene).

    1. I agree, and this reminds me of something: I wonder how Film 3 will end – whether they’ll adopt the ending scene from the book or introduce some elements that reference events in LoTR …

  3. ^I hope a little of both. Perhaps Drogo Baggins will get an appearance? Ryan Gage (who also plays Alfred) was casted for the part but nothing has been head of that role since.

    I’d love to see a final moment with Bilbo and Gandalf (with that line from the book πŸ˜‰ ) since the adventure really began when these two met on that fateful April morning. It would bring the story “full-circle” and also tie in nicely to the beginning of FotR (with the friendship between the two).

  4. Bard placing *SPOILER*the arkenstone on Thorin’s tomb and saying*SPOILER* “There let it lie till the Mountain falls! May it bring good fortune to all his folk that dwell here after!”.
    THIS is the line I definitely want to see in the movie!!

  5. At a momentous point in the battle, Beorn says to Bolg, “Do you feel lucky?” or “Make my day, punk!”

  6. Thorin’s words to Bilbo (and according to Richard Armitage the scene was filmed so they should be there), Gandalf telling Bilbo he is only one person in the wide world upon returning to the Shire, and Thranduil resting Orcrist on Thorin’s tomb (wordlessly if possible, the action alone would speak louder than his words ever could).

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