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With The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies set to bring Peter Jackson’s three-part adaptation of the beloved J.R.R. Tolkien novel to a close this Friday, we thought now would be a good time to take a look back at just ten of our favourite moments from both An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug.

This could be our final trip Middle-Earth for a very long time (possibly ever), making The Battle of the Five Armies the winter’s most highly anticipated movie by far. Despite being very different to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit has been a blast, and the finale looks set to send the characters off in style.

So, as hard as it was to only choose ten, here are what we think were the greatest moments from the first two instalments! Have we missed any of your favourites? Be sure to let us know that in the comments section, and don’t forget to check out all of our great Hobbit premiere interviews and more by clicking here.

10. Dragon’s Eye

Smaug Eye

The decision to turn a two-part movie into a trilogy led to some major changes to Peter Jackson’s take on The Hobbit, but finishing An Unexpected Journey with just a glimpse of Smaug was a very smart choice (he would have originally made his full on debut in the final act of the movie).

Apart from Bilbo’s confrontation with Gollum, this dragon was without a doubt one of the things fans were most excited to see. So, following Bilbo’s comments about the worst being behind him and his fellow travellers, we get to see Smaug awaken in the abandoned kingdom of Erebor, revealing that that is in fact most definitely not the case.

The screen cut to black immediately following this, and we were left to wait a whole year for him…

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