The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
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. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is marching on Erebor, fueled by the rise of the dark lord Sauron. Dwarves, elves and men must unite, and the hope for Middle-Earth falls into Bilbo's hands.
The worst film in the series. The role of Alfrid and Bart has been greatly exaggerated. The Alfrid looked unbearably high. The presence of Legolas was entirely used to decorate the stage. There were duel stages that were stretched over many degrees. The last movie was for your dwarf to shoot down the film to begin new dying. It was clearly the worst among the films of the Lord of the Rings.
Loved it. Perfect? NO. Entertaining Yes Yes Yes. If you have no imagination, this is not for you. If you could watch the A Team without a problem, you will enjoy this.
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 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 opening Action scenes are brutal James NesbittEvangeline Lilly The Bad: Still a lot of changes Fili's death was poorly done Things I Learnt From This Movie: I <3 the "Ol twirly whirlies" Headbutting and bare fist punching steel helmets seems rational to people in Middle Earth
Part 3 of "The Hobbit" trilogy shows the fate of the dragon Smaug, Bilbo Baggins (played by Martin Freeman), dwarf king Thorin and his band of dwarf followers, the "lonely mountain" and the enormous treasure hidden within it, and the five armies that will do battle for the mountain fortress and its riches. But more things are unexplained. Perhaps in the extended cuts more will be revealed; but it's still inexcusable for a theatrical cut to omit so many answers to so many questions.Multiple story lines play out in rapid fire sequence — this movie has probably the shortest running time of all six "Hobbit" and "LOTR" movies — resulting in a very fast paced movie that sometimes feel a bit rushed. Of course, the usual shenanigans are here: characters that defy the laws of physics — or maybe physics are different in Middle Earth — and able to take a great amount of battle damage without being truly harmed. Hey, if a character is fairly invincible, it kind of takes away the element of suspense that he or she may be killed. Granted, a few of the characters get killed after killing millions of the enemy, but at this point it becomes a bit silly and the impact of those deaths are greeted with a shrug and another bite of the hotdog.Now, my most memorable movie moment of "The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies": the scene when Thorin (played by Richard Armitage, who looks a lot like Mel Gibson's Braveheart in his dwarf look) has an internal struggle, realizing what his greed has done to him and the choice he has to make if he doesn't want to follow the dreadful path his ancestors took.Although full of problems that would be deserving of a much lesser grade, " The Five Armies" was still an enjoyable, entertaining feast for my eyes. Although I wonder if my forgiving nature is the result of having watched this movie for free (thanks, Library!).Mannysmemorablemoviemoments