The Hobbit 3 - The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
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Plot: After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer's prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is. Runtime: 144 min Release Date: 17 Dec 2014
Peter Jackson has done it......A fitting finale to a legendary saga (by devanshsharma50)
I must admit that when I saw "An Unexpected Journey" I was disappointed. It is probably one of my least favourite movies. It was then that I thought that Peter Jackson had lost his touch. But I realised how awfully wrong I was when I saw "The Desolation of Smaug". It was an incredibly enjoyable movie and became one of my favourites in the middle-earth saga. The Desolation of Smaug ended on a cliffhanger when Smaug flies to lake town to destroy everything. So, when the movie ended, I thought whether I would be able to wait another year for the finale or not.When I entered <more>
the theatre, it was with high-expectations though I was a little put down due to the fact that the running time of the movie is 144 Mins. The movie started where the previous installment had ended. Scenes of epic destruction and fire in the lake-town are brilliantly shot. I must say that 3D is somehow a hindrance, though there are some moments where 3D adds magic to the movie, but also at some places it fails to be effective.So here we are, Bard kills Smaug with the Black Arrow but lake-town is completely destroyed. Thorin takes shelter in Erebor and refuses to pay any heed to the troubles of the men of lake- town. Also, Gandalf is rescued not by giant eagles, but surprisingly by Lady Galadriel, Saruman and Lord Elrond. On the other hand, Bilbo smuggles the Arkenstone out of Erebor and gives to Bard. He asks him to use the stone to negotiate with Thorin. Then there is a small surprise, I don't want to disclose it at the moment and we move into the 35-40 min long battle which is surprisingly good. I think that if Peter Jackson wasn't the director, this battle would not work because only he can shoot the war in such a way that is both effective and jumpy. Also some imp main characters die and this adds an emotional depth to the movie.The battle leaves us on the corner of our seats and finally the movie ends with Bilbo arriving back in Shire, also with a few shots of Ejiah Wood. So, the ques arises " Is the movie good?" You bet it is. It is one of the best blockbusters of the year and in the winter category might stand second only to Interstellar.Martin Freeman has done excellent work as Bilbo Baggins and shown us that his acting talents are not limited only to Sherlock. Ian Mckellen is refreshingly good as Gandalf but Evangeline Lilly and Benedict cumberbatch's voice-over steals the movie. Though it is the shortest movie in the series, it is enough, satisfactory and not remotely boring. I am looking forward to watch the movie once again. Believe me folks this is worth your bucks. It is not just a movie, it is a cinematic experience even non-hobbit fans will enjoy. Highly Recommended.....don't miss this one.
Epic and a groundbreaking finale (by priyamunshi2014)
The movie got plot, action, emotions and above all the panorama of all the other middle earth movies. Martin is great, Richard is amazing as Thorin and every character has performed greatly. A fitting and a worthy bridge between the hobbit and the lord of the rings franchise with an epic and a thrilling battle sequence finish. Here comes The biggest blockbuster this year which is going to revolutionize film making. Watch it in the HFR rate, it is more spectacular and hold the audience to the edge of their seats. Botfa will serve both the fans and others as it got everything a movie must have <more>
even though it is high in action. The chemistry between actors is also spot on.
Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy has been pretty troubled so far. And though Desolation of Smaug was a HUGE improvement from An Unexpected Journey, it still lacked the magic and excellence of The Lord of the Rings. However, after seeing Battle of the Five Armies, I can say that PJ definitely upped his game. It was a brilliant, fitting way to end the Middle-Earth saga, and is easily the best in the trilogy. It seemed much more thought out than the previous too and had great emotional depth throughout. As for the battle itself? It may be long, but let me tell you, it is EPIC. After Helm's <more>
Deep, I didn't think Peter Jackson would be able to get any better. I was pleasantly surprised. Though a lot of it is CGI, the battle is carried out perfectly. The fighting, effects and acting are brilliant and everyone who worked on the film deserves a big pat on the back. BOFA is also very emotional, and had me biting back tears Those who have read the book will understand why . Peter Jackson and his team really did themselves proud with this one, and deserve all the praise they are getting. It is a beautiful, touching and completely EPIC way to end the series. Goodbye, Middle-Earth.
Nice finish to an Over Extended Film (by MennoMan)
It is without question The Hobbit did not need to be made into a three part film series... After all, given the book size of the Hobbit Compared to The Lord of the Rings... The Hobbit Should have been workable into one extended Movie or two at the most. If Jackson would have sun the story of The Lord of the Rings like he did the Hobbit, We would still be waiting for the last two movies in his twelve part series...So with that off my chest.. This still is a TRUE CLASSIC FILM to be placed in the same titles as The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. The Cinematography was excellent. The special <more>
effects pretty much flawless and acting excellent. The Story was intriguing if not a bit over-told with characters and plots a bit beyond the book. However, even these over embellishings are happily accepted. In fact, now that the series is over, I wish Jackson would have made a longer Lord of the Rings. Is simply can not get enough.. It is over! Soon to be delegated to Blue Ray, then sweep to the DVD bin at WalMart along with the rest of our favorites. Enjoy the series now... It will be a long time before you see another classic like Tolkien on the Big Screen.
A Fitting Tribute to JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth (by prospectus_capricornium)
'The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies" roars with an electrifying opening sequence depicting Smaug setting Laketown ablazed in an apocalyptic fire. Right there, Jackson's mastery of visual spectacle is already screaming, but as the events unfold, the script starts losing track. In the wake of its phenomenal visual achievement, 'The Battle of Five Armies' fails to deliver its narrative as powerfullly as it should be. There are more than enough moments when weak dialogues and one liners fall beneath the overwhelming action-packed CGI-rendered sequences.Peter Jackson's <more>
soaring vision of J.R.R Tolkien's Middle Earth remains unfazed by time, if anything it only exceeds past any cinematic triumph measured by ambitious visualizations. While its true "Battle of Five Armies" has almost nothing new to deliver, there are quite enough heart-stirring sequences to boast, particularly the death scenes of Kili and Thorin. Amidst of narrative shortcoming, Martin Freeman's exceptional Bilbo Baggins shines, there are moments when he seems to be playing a supporting character, but on his owned sequences, he dominates, along with the dwarfs that share their deserved spotlight. It is during in those little moments that the film is saved from being drowned in its own grand visual ambitions, filled by terrifying creatures and jaw dropping sequences "The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies" is a visual extravaganza beyond measure. It is not devoid of shortcomings, but in general, this film can never be placed below exceptional, a fitting closing tribute to one of the greatest stories ever told. This movie deserves 9 of my 10 stars.
The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies: Despite being the most poorly received it stands as my favorite (by Platypuschow)
I was distinctly underwhelmed by the first two Hobbit movies, I thought they were good but just that "Good". They live in the shadow of the Lord Of The Rings movies and simply paled in comparison and so going into The Battle Of The Five Armies I expected more of the same.According to both IMDb and the profit margin this was the most poorly received of the franchise, clearly people did not like the film by comparison. But as usual, I have to be different.I consider this to not only be the best of the Hobbit franchise but also hot on the heels in quality as the LOTR trilogy.The story <more>
culminates beautifully and if you can get past the many changes that were made you'll see the finale of a wondrous tale and a battle on screen that blew me away.Once again the fantastic cast, stunning score, mind blowing effects and sheer beauty envelope you into the world of Middle Earth and I was gripped.Yes its not flawless, but it is pretty damn close.The Good:Amazing openingAction scenes are brutalJames NesbittEvangeline LillyThe Bad:Still a lot of changesFili's death was poorly done
A fitting send off to the greatest fantasy film series ever. (by jgarbett-510-54203)
Now I personally enjoyed the first two hobbit instalments as much as each movie of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, though without a shadow of a doubt the original trilogy is far superior probably due to the fact the book it is based on, is far stronger I still find each of them incredible films and after the agonising and excruciating cliff- hanger of the Desolation Of Smaug, I was highly anticipating the third concluding chapter: The Battle of the Five Armies.The Battle of the Five Armies forsakes the tradition of prologues that would often go back in time from the main narrative and <more>
instead thrusts us into the action, sending us with a flurry of excitement into Smaug's attack on Laketown, it is truly a spectacle to watch, building up the suspense and then being the perfect pulse racing build up and is one of the standout set pieces of the year as we finally see Smaug the terrible lay wake to the town, and as the title card appears over the ruined Erebor, the film continues to be the ultimate goodbye to Middle Earth, high on energy, whizzing through scenes at a breakneck pace until the credits roll.In an attempt not to reveal any spoilers about the film, I will not delve into anymore of the plot events, needless to say this movie has countless scenes that Jackson is known for. He masterfully strings together the best elements of his Middle Earth films into one package. Amazing characters with brilliant performances, standout and beautiful settings and design of Middle Earth, a beautiful epic yet emotional soundtrack and of course: incredible action set pieces to make one visual masterpiece. Jackson who has had two films worth of build up really tests the characters to their limits. Thorin has more to do than ever before and Armitage plays the part perfectly, not to forget Martin Freeman, who has a stunning emotional moment which had the audience blubbering with tears. Whilst the previous cast all fulfill their roles masterfully, Evangeline Lilly and Aidan Turner both continue this slightly cliché romantic subplot but one that is given far more weight in this movie and really contributes to the plot this time and does not feel tacked on which did seem to occur with Desolation of Smaug.The action as well is the best of the whole middle earth saga, the battle of the Five armies feels like Jackson looked at Minas Tirith, saw everything that worked and decided to turn it up a notch. Full of epic moments, awesome fights, giant armies clashing and the final showdown with the long awaited Thorin vs Azog does everything right with brilliant performances all around and the best one on one action scene in the series between Legolas and Bolg is a pure delight to watch. The film for me embodied what I loved about: The lord of the rings. Whilst the action is marvellous and the best of the series, it's the emotional tone that ends the last ten minutes that makes The Battle of the Five armies such a brilliant goodbye as it is the end to the Hobbit tale, whilst still being a set up for the Lord of the rings and being one last farewell to the series that has touched so many viewers across the globe as Billy Boyd ends the series with a nostalgic note with his song.My only few complaints is that much like in the Desolation of Smaug, the lonely mountain theme from An Unexpected journey does not appear, instead the 'house of durin theme' seems to be the most prominent, though I have understood it could be a copyright issue which in that case cannot be helped. Also though the film went by in a blur, I wish it could of been longer, most of the dwarfs don't get as much screen time as they should of and the ending feels like such a flash but perhaps that may be because I was desperate not to leave Jackson's middle earth vision for the last time, there was a lot of questions that were left unanswered admittedly and it does feel like they took the climax of the second movie, when the Hobbit was only two films and then extended it for as long as they could without overstaying their welcome, but these are all very minor gripes in what is a magnificent experience to see on the silver screen.The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the ultimate send off for the Middle Earth saga. In a trilogy where the quality of films has got progressively better, the Hobbit which easily could of been a supplement to the Lord of the rings, feels like a significant half of the Middle Earth saga. It's crammed with nolstagia, especially when Shore reuses some classic themes. There's some minor gripes but I frankly don't care, this is Middle Earth at it's finest and it ticked all the boxes of what I wanted to see and what I wanted it to do. It was an emotionally powerful, spectacle filled ending to the greatest fantasy cinematic series of all time.
Keep LoTR Out of the Mind and Go For This Movie (by ajaysinghjaswal-133-244502)
While reviewing the movie it is difficult to compare it or the whole Hobbit series with the book and the previous franchise 'The Lord of the Rings.' The movie has too many deviations from the book unlike LoTR. But that is acceptable. On one hand, LoTR, the book, had all the material available for the movie thus giving very less chance to deviate from the story. On the other hand, you have to add up a lot of creative imagination to make three movies out of a little over 300 pages book. So you have to deviate from the original story and twist some of the original facts. For example, <more>
Azog was killed by Dain's father long before the Hobbit journey began. He was never part of the book but is the main villain in the movie.Hence it is not befitting to inspect if the movie justifies the book or not. Of course, the question remains – then why was there a need to create three movies? Personally, I think there was no need. And if there was too much craving to create three movies, there could have been another option – make one for Hobbit, one for Gandalf, then for Aragon, and perhaps one for the Elves. Wow, now that is four movies. I am not sure if this is a good or bad celluloid idea but I would love watch complete films about especially Gandalf and Aragon. Having said that, I have to point out that this movie doesn't feel like stretching too much or boring. From the beginning it stays interesting and keeps you clung to the seats. Or on the edge of the seat like my friend was sitting through out. That is only possible if you do not go to this movie with the idea of LoTR in mind. It does not have a grandeur of LoTR but it does deliver what one can expect from Hobbit. The movie ends with an emotional touch of familiar Hobbit, down-to- earth, expressions.In a small scale though, but Peter Jackson's touch is quiet alive in the movie. The 45 minutes war scene is very well carried through by keeping focus on individual interests. Thorin and Azog, Legolas style of fighting with Bolg, secret caring between Kili and Tauriel, etc. etc. The formation of the armies carries the same signature of the last series which is worth watching. Thranduil looks spectacular sitting on the elk. On the downside, besides Bilbo reaching back home safely, there is nothing shown of what happened to the other characters. Bard and Dain simply disappeared at the end. It wasn't clear who throned the Lonely Mountain after Thorin died. Beorn had a very little role of rather few seconds. And it is understandable that Dwarfs are warriors and can kill enemies almost double their size but children killing orcs and goblins is bit too much of bravery show. If this is the last of the Middle-Earth saga, the link between the end of the Hobbit series and LoTR beginning was rather weak. I will still wait for the extended version which is supposed to be 30 minutes more. Hopefully, that will have some answers. Needless to say, if you are a Tolkien and Peter Jackson fan, or even like classic war movies, this movie will not disappoint you.
A fitting adieu to Middle Earth, but one that lacks that special something (by Ed_D17)
I should have loved this film. One of the aspects I love most about Return of the King, my favourite of Jackson's adaptations and one of my favourite films of all time, is the sprawling, mass fantasy battle scenes and The Battle of Five Armies is pretty much one elongated battle scene. However, there's something that's not quite right.It's not the lack of emotion, characterization or plot. Indeed, there are plenty of those, there is just something I just can't put my finger on that stops the film from being truly epic. Perhaps it is because, for me at least, this film will <more>
always live in King's shadow but, really, where I think the film falls down, is that the battles simply aren't done well enough. The context is not explained very well, the actual engagements not that exciting too much repetition and, most crucially, too much cutting away from one place to another. This cutting worked fine, well, even, in Two Towers between the crucible of Helm's Deep and the quiet conversation of the Entmoot, but, here, there are just too many places that the actions flits between. I appreciate this is a battle of five armies, and that there are plenty of characters, but, sadly, the action did seem to be all over the place. And the repetition I mentioned earlier: a huge portion of the film seemed to be entirely composed of either someone running to warn others, a main character leading the charge into battle, and several one-on-one battles. The latter may be entertaining, sure, but there is a line which is stepped over in this film.The ending, too, seemed like it was rushed by the filmmakers, especially when we consider that we don't actually find out what happens to the Arkenstone in the end. Many people criticised Return of the King's dragged out ending, but that was full of emotion and was a fitting, yet sad, farewell. Here, where not only does Bilbo say farewell to Gandalf and the Dwarfs, but where we say an almost certain farewell to Middle Earth, the end is far too brief and unlikely to instil emotion. Though, it is, to be fair, nicely linked into Fellowship.Ultimately though, the film has plenty of positives. Despite being full of battle sequences, Jackson fits in plenty of emotional scenes and develops many of the characters fantastically. In particular, Armitage's Thorin is different and darker, yet changes a great deal throughout the film - all in all, a fantastic performance. There's plenty of typical Jackson humour, some brilliant cameos and some great nods to the Lord of the Rings films and some elements of the film's production, which die-hard fans will no doubt pick up on with a smile. It's also important to realise that, whilst it's easy to criticise the long battle sequences, they are entertaining, and keep the pace of the film up throughout.So, whilst it is easy to concentrate on the negatives and, in particular, the lack of a Grey Havens-esque adieu to Middle Earth, The Battle of Five Armies is still a great film and a fitting end to what has been a true achievement: a series of beautiful film adaptations that many will be sad to see end.Ed