Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson returns to Middle-earth with the final of three films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's enduring masterpiece. 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. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of dwarves on a journey into wild, treacherous lands swarming with beasts of every ilk. After reaching Erebor and encountering the dragon Smaug, Five Armies assemble for an epic battle that could decide the future of all in Middle-earth.
Witness the defining chapter of the Middle-Earth saga. 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 Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies Wiki
This movie was epic. There is honestly no other word for it. I absolutely loved it, my favourite out of the Hobbit Trilogy! Thank you so much Peter Jackson! Spectacular finish to the Middle-earth saga!
They took one of my favourite childhood books and turned it into this... an 8+ hour "epic" with the sensitivities and sensibilites of a Duke Nukem video game. While films 1 and 2 of the "trilogy" did have some great moments, the charm, gentle warmth, and subtlety of the orginal Tolkein book are almost indiscernable in this third film. Bilbo's little segments of down-home truth and simple virtue look ridiculous when wedged between 3rd rate computer-generated violence and pig riding. I've only given it two stars because I do like action films. I can't give it more than that because I also have a deep respect for the integrity of good literature. I only wish Peter Jackson and his screenwriters did, too.
As far as story line goes this was sadly the weakest of the 3 hobbit movies. Having said that it should be noted that it does tie in well to the fellowship of the rings movie rather well. I was disappointed with the story line on the whole whilst I am sure the visual effects were amazing. The final five armies battle was way too long and I would personally would have preferred 2 movies of hobbit rather than 3 which I believe was the original intention. Four stars.
i have this but wheres the extended edition itunes???
The endless fighting against implausibly fragile orcs does get a bit tedious, but if you a fan of the stories and don’t mind the many embellishments then you’ll lap it up.
Talk about full on. Bulk action that looks awesome wrapped around an amazing plot. Will watch it again just to try and take it all in.
This film is an amazing conclusion to The Hobbit trilogy and the actors are great in their roles.
This was by far the weakest of this over-blown, stretched to paper thin franchise. If you enjoy 2 hours of stunts, GCI and unconvincing models, you’ll love this. If you are looking for characterisation, plot or coherent story-telling you’ll be sure to be disappointed. PS - is Martin Freeman capable of any acting range beyond Tim from The Office?
This is the best movie I have ever seen. I saw it in the cinemas and as soon as I got home pre ordered it. Got it the other day and have watched it 5 times already. Also watch the end it has an awesome song which ties in with the movie, it is called The Last Goodbye and it is by...... Billy Boyd aka Peregrin Took. 😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😝😝😝😝
I love lord of the rings so much but i love the hobbit even more, i could watch this 5 times a day and still love it, i like legolas ; )