Remember in 's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey when Bilbo () and the dwarves take refuge in a cave to escape the weather, only to be faced with a floor that opens and the entire gang slide hundreds of feet down a rocky chute into a waiting basket below, where they were captured by goblins?
and The Hobbit stunt-men discuss that awesome stunt here, which happened to be the movie's most dangerous:
So, they used CGI for pretty much the entire movie and this time - faced with the possibility of real danger - they decided to use practical effects!? Huh.
I wonder what stunts are in store for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which lands in theaters December 13, 2013.