Our heroes the eagles, of course, who have managed to bail out the protagonists in every single movie of the trilogy. But don't forget we want adults to watch it too, so please, add tons of action and cut-off heads, too. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. The hobbit: The battle of the five armies. The Durins Thorin, Kili, Fili didn't get a funeral. Kili basically sacrificed himself for Tauriel which is unforgivable.
Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. I don't think this movie was supposed to make me laugh at the serious scenes and sigh at the 'comic relief' scenes -basically everything Alfrid was in- but sadly it did. The Hobbit was a book written for children, and while there are scenes in the trilogy that will definitely be fun for children the dwarfs offering a lot of those kinda scenes , the violence and amount of killing and cut off heads make me wonder how suitable the movie really is. Why mention Legolas' mother and never explain anything about her at all? It's the one time we really glimpse that signature Jackson oddness, in a wonderful hallucinatory sequence where Thorin imagines he's sinking in a lake of gold. Set in Middle-earth 60 years before the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy, the adventure follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom from the fearsome dragon Smaug.
You will certainly enjoy its fascinating gameplay. Orcs and their Fell Beasts, Elves, Dwarves, Men - Five Armies join battle, and the result will determine the fate of the North in the gathering War of the Ring. On the one hand, it was great popcorn cinema in that it was very much entertaining and, of course, visually striking. There's plenty of meat here - but where are the bones that hold it all together? A couple of years ago, when I heard Peter Jackson would direct two more Middle-earth movies, I started crying out of excitement. It's not their fault that their character development was rushed because the movie was full of pointless Legolas Vs.
I have no idea what went wrong behind the scenes. The Orc armies were lurking, whether Thor Oakenshield would successfully regained his kingdom or not, and how would the fate of Middle-earth area turn when the forces of darkness from Modor embodied gradually? I did enjoy the first trilogy, and thought that the changes Jackson did to the story were sometimes understandable, sometimes acceptable. You'll play for hours and just won't be able to tear yourself away from your gadget. With its last bastion and swarming armies, the titular battle resembles The Return of the King's Pelennor finale - yet that movie took breath between its showdowns. For all The Lord of the Rings' mythic grandeur and complex world-building, there's a warm geniality and brisk impetus to these lovingly crafted films.
Use unique powers, a variety of weapons, and devastating blows. And those qualities are married to a thematic depth missing from its bedtime story source. Synopsis After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Bilbo Martin Freeman desperately tries to make Thorin see reason and is left with no option but to make a dangerous choice, unaware that even greater dangers lie ahead; unseen by all but Gandalf Ian McKellen , legions of Orcs are encroaching on the Lonely Mountain, sent forth in a stealth attack by the Dark Lord, Sauron. Otherwise you're probably someone like me and you'll leave the theater disappointed and grieving over the characters you love so much. Say no to Google Play and payments for full versions. Who, instead of focusing on just hours of battle, managed to create a world full of lore, charm, and wonderful characters? If you've seen the first two parts, you shouldn't be too surprised about that.
Why did this have to be added? I absolutely loved the Lord of the Rings trilogy. With The Hobbit, not only, but especially The Battle of the Five Armies, moments like this follow each other like canned laughter on Two and a Half Men. And why were they gone after ten seconds? Things were looking grim for the dwarfs when who should appear? Oh yeah, the book was written for children, so make sure there is a song or two, bird poo on the nutty wizard who escaped from Hogwarts Radagast , a dwarf with a pickax stuck in his skull, and funny bits that children love. Isn't the Hobbit legendary enough, hasn't the book proved often enough it is a great story without a love-story included? Please don't think this is the case in general. At least take a minute to explain how it got divided. The battle itself is undoubtedly impressive - great roaring hordes punctuated with spectacular giants - but in a sense it compounds the problem of the relatively truncated runtime.
I knew it was a bad sign that Peter Jackson actually made a movie shorter than three hours although it felt like six apparently, he had so little material for this movie that he had to re-use material from his original trilogy. What happened to the gold? When I left the movie-theater after seeing it at the midnight-screening of my local theater, I was greatly conflicted about what to think about it. And what on Middle Earth will happen when an enormous army of Orcs and Wargs suddenly pours out of tunnels under the earth, surrounding and threatening doom to all the other armies gathered at the Lonely Mountain? Turn it into three overlong movies for more profit, get us as many battles and skirmishes as you possibly can milk out of this, and just to make sure, add a love-story we don't care how you do it , add a popular character from the previous trilogy so people will dig that. It might have been sad if I hadn't been waiting around for ten minutes knowing that he would get killed. Asking Thorin for their own fair share of the gold, Men and Elves are answered by Dwarvish defiance.
I'm still giving this movie a 4 out of 10 though, because I absolutely love the cast and I think they did a brilliant job, especially Richard Armitage and Martin Freeman. But even worse, Bilbo gets put on a knife edge and finds himself fighting with Hobbit warfare with all of his might for his dwarf-friends, as the hope for Middle-Earth is all put in Bilbo's hands. As Smaug breathes fire and destruction onto Laketown, another sort of dragon-danger threatens Thorin Oakenshield - the gold madness that seized his Grandsire Thror, King Under the Mountain of old. Battle of the 25 Armies plus a couple of random giant mountain goats and a pig thrown in for good measure. If I had not read the book, I'd get really annoyed after watching this movie and not knowing what had happened to them. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help.
What happened to the people of Lake-Town? I felt that those were refreshing changes of mood, and they are burnt into my mind - Legolas sliding down the stairs on a shield while shooting orcs, Legolas bringing down the Oliphants, Gimly being thrown over to the bridge at Helm's Deep. After successfully entering the realm of dragon Smaug, what would the brave Hobbit guy Bilbo and his Dwarf teammates face? The Dwarves of Erebor may have taken back the vast wealth of their homeland on Middle Earth, but after inadvertently unleashing the furious Dragon, Smaug Benedict Cumberbatch upon the powerless men, women and children of Lake-town, they must now face the consequences. However, if you mess with the story, if you include things that contradict the whole story, and if you essentially kill off the charm and warmth and concept of the book the movie is based on, things get dangerous. Beorn and Radagast are given literally seconds of screen time; and for the first time in this prequel trilogy, a whole chapter The Return Journey is pretty much elided entirely. Come on, the entire battle was about the gold. I have nothing negative to say about the acting though.
Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson returns to Middle-earth with the final of three films based on J. They are my favorite movies of all time and the reason I became a fan of Tolkien's works in the first place. Send a friend a it. Then there's nemesis 2: Sauron also Cumberbatch. Heck, I even like the addition of Tauriel - though her unsatisfying conclusion is perhaps typical of a final chapter that too often fails to tie up its loose ends.