The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Movie Review

“The Hobbit:The Battle of the Five Armies” is the last chapter of the three-part series of “The Hobbit.”

Released in theaters: December 17, 2014

Rated: PG-13

Genre: Fantasy

Running Time: 144 minutes

Quick plot: “The Hobbit:The Battle of the Five Armies” picks right up where  “The Desolation of Smaug” left off with Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) terrorizing the people of Dale.  Bilbo (Martin Freeman) pleads for Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) to help, but the dwarf leader becomes mad with gold lust and is obsessed solely with securing his treasure.  After Bard (Luke Evans) leads the survivors of Smaug’s assault to safety, he meets with the elf king Thranduil (Lee Pace), who has brought an army of elves to secure the elf treasures from Erebor. However, because of the dragon sickness, Thorin refuses to give any of his treasure to the Elves or men of Dale, which means war. However, right before the elves, dwarves, and men prepare to battle, a bigger and more dangerous threat comes to battle…The vast orc armies.

Thoughts: Well, it seemed totally unnecessarily for Peter Jackson to split the book into three parts – maybe 2 parts would’ve been okay but still. However, I have to say that this was my most favorite one of the three. It’s almost like Peter Jackson just wanted a whole movie to be the preparing of the battle and the battle itself. Special effects and everything in that department were amazing! The actors and actresses were great as well! A lot of critics were upset that it was mostly a big battle scene but I think Peter Jackson did a pretty good job at spreading it out. I thought they added a little more plot, which was good.

It’s honestly really sad to see all of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies finished. Now looking back, I think I’m glad that Peter Jackson split it up and made this amazing experience to gone on for a longer time. Make sure you read other books by Tokein that took place in an earlier time than The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings like “The Silmarillion” and “The Children of Hurin.”


The rating on the first part of the Trilogy was 

The second part was .

Here’s the trailer if you haven’t watched it!

What do you think of the movie?



Posted on December 27, 2014, in Movie and tv reviews and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. It’s my favorite of the three as well, but that isn’t saying much. To me, the longer Jackson has been making these things, the more he indulges his worst habits; endless, bloodless battles dominated by CGI of varying quality, and relationships and character motivations ever shrinking in importance and screen time.

    Of course none of Jackson’s movies are much like the books in style, tone or pacing. He adds or drops characters and changes the relationship dynamics constantly, mostly dumbing them down. I did like the LOTR movies. I accepted after the second movie that Jackson was just going to go as far afield from the books as he wanted to, while still retaining character names and some of the events. But they work as “grand entertainments” anyway.

    I can’t say the same for any of the hobbit trilogy. They play like video games with giant budgets.


  2. I haven’t watched the movie yet. I’ll give you my ‘official review’ after I do. 😛

    Be patient till then. XD


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