Is Smaug Really the Villain in 'The Hobbit'?Is Smaug Really the Villain in 'The Hobbit'? by KRRouse
Well, I said this day would come! I've finally seen The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and it's time for me to talk about it. For my readers' sakes though, I'm going to keep the focus of this entry tied in with Villain Month instead of rambling aimlessly. Seeing how this movie is named after an iconic bad guy, I think I know what to discuss today:
Is Smaug really the villain in The Hobbit?
Let me clarify something -- Smaug is definitely a villain. He has a mind of his own and he deliberately kills and terrorizes people for his own selfish gain. What's up for debate here is whether or not he's the main villain in the story.
This especially becomes debatable looking at the Hobbit movies, where the story is now split into three parts. I don't want to give away any major spoilers for the second movie here, but let's just say that Smaug isn't going to be in the third one for very long. Audiences will go into the theatre next year and see a three-hour Hobbit<