I attended an advanced screening of this film. All opinions are my own.
“From Academy Award (R)-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.” (c) Warner Bros
I have been very excited to see the concluding film in the Hobbit series. I have loved these movies as well as the Lord of the Rings films. Fans of the films and books will not be disappointed with this last film in the series. It is fantastic or as my brother said (who viewed it with me), “Epic!”
This movie probably has one of the best battle scenes in all of the Tolkien based films. The huge “Battle of the Five Armies” takes up a majority of the film’s running time. It has some really awesome fighting sequences and great special effects. You would not expect anything else though from a Peter Jackson movie.
This movie does have a long running time but it is shorter than the other Hobbit movies. I did not feel like it was overly long and it was an appropriate length. The movie held my attention the whole time. I saw the movie in 3D and thought that the 3D was done well but I still prefer to watch movies in 2D. I do not think it is a must see in 3D.
This movie is pretty violent just like the previous Hobbit movies have been. Children who are easily scared or sensitive should probably not go to this movie.
I loved The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and would gladly watch it again. It is probably my favorite of the three Hobbit films.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies gets bragging rights!
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is now playing in theaters. It is rated PG-13 for “extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence and frightening images.” For more information about the movie, you can go to the film’s official website.