Bruce Springsteen plays a post-apocalyptic survivor, haunted by the past, in the short film for his High Hopes track "Hunter of Invisible Game". After the singer-songwriter looks at photographs of his past, Cormac McCarthy–like visions of women doing laundry are juxtaposed with images of him standing in front of a burning scarecrow as acoustic guitar and orchestral strings trade off with one another. The story unfolds as he says goodbye to a child and sets out on his own, recalling times of togetherness with his family as he forages his memories alone.
Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood.
When the magic powers of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah begin to die out, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.