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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy  |  17 December 2014 (USA)
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Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.

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Storyline

After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer's prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is.

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Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images | See all certifications »

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Box Office

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$250,000,000 (estimated)

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$54,724,334 (USA) (19 December 2014)

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$255,108,370 (USA) (27 March 2015)
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In addition to the aforementioned Elf actors, several other cast members of Tolkien films have been involved in Marvel films as well. Ian McKellen appeared in X-Men (2000), while Dominic Monaghan appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), along with Danny Huston, whose father, John Huston, has played Gandalf. Christopher Lee appeared in the original Captain America television series. Benedict Cumberbatch appears in Doctor Strange (2016). John Rhys-Davies was the first actor to play Wilson Fisk, AKA The Kingpin, in The Trial of the Incredible Hulk. Marton Csokas appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) and Richard Armitage appeared as Heinz Kruger in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). See more »

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That's what happens when you expand a single book into three movies

Well, I have to say that I'm glad that's over. The final movie was well worth the price of admission, which in my case was a free ticket to a preview screening.

I found this movie to be a stretch and as the final movie in a trilogy that was getting less interesting the further you went into the series, I left feeling extremely disappointed, and glad I didn't pay for the premium experience (3D, Imax, etc).

There was a little too much CG this time around, and it wasn't even all that great. Case in point two close scenes with a rider approaching and leaving were clearly CG...they couldn't even afford to use a real horse and rider? Come on...

The battle scenes went on way too long and in parts were even more ridiculous than the "riding the broken wooden bridges all the way down to the bottom of the cavern..." scene in the earlier edition of this series, and since the battle scenes were pretty much all that carried this movie, well...

Yes, this movie does have to be seen and it should be viewed on a big screen. However, in the opinion of this reviewer, waiting until it appears in a second run theatre will provide better value for money.

It's a movie that wraps up a series, but when compared to Peter Jackson's original LOTR work it pales and is as pale as an orc who has been working in the basement of Orthanc. At night. With the lights out.


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