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  •  Exactly. And even more to that point (5+ / 0-)

    is the fact that Gandalf himself initiated the quest in his meeting with Thorin in Bree for the purpose of getting rid of Smaug, so that the dragon would be a dangerous chess piece removed from any future battles with Sauron. Thus, Jackson is putting The Hobbit in the context in which Tolkien himself ultimately placed the story.

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