CONTEST: Screening tickets to ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ - WINNERS
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • December 05, 2013 @ 9:41am
Nothing says “warm up your December” quite like a fire-breathing dragon named Smaug.
Substantial hype surrounds the middle movie of Warner Brothers’ “The Hobbit” trilogy, the slew of movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels, whether you were content with “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” or not.
In “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” you’ll admire the wisdom and mystery of Gandalf the Grey, feel sympathy and empathy for the squirrelly hobbit Bilbo Baggins, become slightly uncomfortable around a gruff dwarf named Thorin Oakenshield and a little intimidated by a gravelly-voiced dragon. And yes, ladies—Orlando Bloom does appear as (rumored to be sexually frustrated) Legolas.
We have 12 pairs of screening passes to give away for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” but we’re not going to make them rain on just anyone.
To win advanced screening passes for a 7 p.m. show on Dec. 10 at the Regal Walden Galleria, 1 Walden Galleria Dr., Buffalo, please do the following before 4 p.m. Friday:
—Since “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” revolves around tensions between elves and dwarves, here’s the question: Do you consider yourself more of an elf or a dwarf? Why?
Please respond in the comment section of this blog post, and be a doll by not just writing “dwarf” or “elf”—give it a little thought and creativity. Winners will be chosen by a random number generator and then contacted via their Buffalo.com profile info.
Here’s a little help (written in mildly awkward horoscope style):
Major ELVEN characteristics: You’re tall and graceful, you love nature and consider yourself to be the creative type. You may have pointy ears, but that’s okay because you thrive on looking at beautiful things.
Major DWARF characteristics: You’re a little stout and rough around the edges, but you’re tough, and if you’re a man, you’re a big fan of Movember in an “all-year-round” sort of way. Don’t worry, there are female dwarves too, and they are stern, strong, stubborn and secretive—all appealing female traits. Unfortunately, most female dwarves are heavily bearded, tradition says, but we’ll conveniently leave that part out for the sake of the contest.
For now, enjoy the trailer:
(If you couldn’t tell, the author may have taken a class on the Lord of the Rings series at Houghton College and may be a slight (but not excessive) nerd).