Today I watched 3D blockbuster The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. My friend had to explain the important plot points to me – a complete novice in the Tolkien world! She is a die hard fan of JJR Tolkien.
Take home point – an elf can kill a hundred orcs! As to why the dwarfs gave up so easily when they could not find the keyhole, it is because finding it has to be only magic and not by chance.
The cliff-hanger ending left me a with a look of disbelief. The 187 minutes of epic fantasy adventure were really over.