The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Inciting Event: Bilbo informs the company that a huge bear is tracking them.

First Plot Point: Gandalf takes them to the home of Beorn to seek his assistance.

First Pinch Point: Azog is summoned to Dol Guldur by the Necromancer, who commands him to marshal his forces for war.

Midpoint: Tauriel leaves her kingdom to assist dwarves.

Second Pinch Point: Gandalf travels to the ruins of Dol Guldur and is ambushed by Azog.

Third Plot Point: Thorin and his remaining company reach the Lonely Mountain, where Bilbo is sent in to retrieve the Arkenstone.

Climax: Thorin and his company bury Smaug alive in molten gold.

Climactic Moment: Smaug, however, is not harmed by the molten gold and stumbles out of the mountain.

Resolution: Smaug flies off to destroy the Laketown in revenge for aiding the dwarves.

(Submitted by Riyan Riyaz.)

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