Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Grading & Discussion (Spoilers
I didn't realize he was a preexisting character. I thought they just made him up completely for the movie.
I just looked him up on the LOTR wiki, and for anyone else like me who doesn't know his history, he was killed in the battle outside of Moria that the movie flashed back to.
Over the course of many encounters and many years, I have successfully developed a standard operating procedure for dealing with big, nasty monsters. Run away. Me and Monty Python.
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