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Today I’m reviewing The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Short Synopsis:

Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.**

Non-Spoiler Review:

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is a great finish to the Hobbit trilogy. The story progressed and ended up full circle to Middle Earth. There are long battle sequences in this movie that brings smiles to all. Each character gets a moment to showcase their skills. If you love the stories about Middle Earth then you will definitely enjoy this movie.

I give this movie a 8.8 out of 10.

Check out down below for a spoiler review on The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. You’ve been warned.

 


** Warning, Possible Spoilers!!!! **

 

The Good:

  • The battle sequences near the end of the movie was highly enjoyable. There were many things happening from one battlefield to another and it all looked breathtaking. You have elves, dwarfs and humans fighting for their lives against powerful orcs.
  • Anytime you have a scene with Giant Eagles is epic! They came at the right time to help with the army coming from Gundabad. They’re amazing creatures and served a great purpose in the win at Ravenhill.
  • The story foreshadowed things from The Fellowship of the Ring. You get a lot of back story to why certain things happened. There were events like how Legolas and Aragorn met, the ring staying with Bilbo, and the relationship between Elves and Dwarfs.
  • Bard was a great character. He slayed Smaug and lead the survivors from Laketown to Dale. There was a great leadership vibe to him. He stayed humble and was fair.
  • The world of Middle Earth felt renewed. After having 6 movies in one place you would think it would get old. The lands are vast and the dangers are everywhere. During the series of movies the characters almost covered the entire world. You can definitely make at least 2 more movies with Middle Earth.

The Bad: 

The “dragon sickness” was too easily dispelled. The story had it build up for two movies just for him to snap out of it in such a short time. They needed to show Thorin battle it a bit more and try to fight it. He just went to the gold walkway and a snap of the finger, he’s cured. The advice from everyone should have been in his head for majority of the movie then have him break it.

The love story between Kili and Tauriel felt like wasted screen time. Her character didn’t exist in the books and the love-story really didn’t progress much of the plot. It only created a love triangle between those two and Legolas.

 

The Hypothetical:

It would be a different movie if Thorin just gave the people of Laketown some gold to rebuild their city. They wouldn’t have wasted time arguing with each other while Orcs came from underground to ambush everyone. The Dragon sickness really messed with Thorin’s mind and caused a ton of trouble.

 

Questions of the week: Did they complete the trilogy properly? What was your favorite part of the movie? How does this movie stack up next to the other 5 movies about Middle Earth?

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