Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
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.
In the book, everything is seen from Bilbo's perspective. The first part of the Battle of the Five Armies is witnessed by him in one chapter; the second part happens off-screen because Bilbo is rendered unconscious, but is retrospectively described to him in the next chapter. In this movie, the entire battle takes up nearly half of the running time due to several perspectives being followed. See more »
Bard picks up a quiver full of arrows and runs atop roofs to the bell tower. When he grabs the arrows from the quiver, there are only four. See more »
[to Thranduil after failing to negotiate with Thorin]
He will give us nothing.
Such a pity. Still, you tried.
I do not understand. Why would he risk open war upon his kingdom?
[unsheathes his sword]
It is fruitless to reason with a dwarf. They only understand one thing.
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The closing credits are accompanied by sketches of people/locations from across the Hobbit trilogy. See more »
2015 Extended Edition Blu-ray contains twenty minutes additional footage, including more graphic violence, increasing the run-time to 164 minutes. Due to the extra amount of violence, this version has been rated R by the MPAA. See more »
The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies: Despite being the most poorly received it stands as my favorite
I was distinctly underwhelmed by the first two Hobbit movies, I thought they were good but just that "Good". They live in the shadow of the Lord Of The Rings movies and simply paled in comparison and so going into The Battle Of The Five Armies I expected more of the same.
According to both IMDb and the profit margin this was the most poorly received of the franchise, clearly people did not like the film by comparison. But as usual, I have to be different.
I consider this to not only be the best of the Hobbit franchise but also hot on the heels in quality as the LOTR trilogy.
The story culminates beautifully and if you can get past the many changes that were made you'll see the finale of a wondrous tale and a battle on screen that blew me away.
Once again the fantastic cast, stunning score, mind blowing effects and sheer beauty envelope you into the world of Middle Earth and I was gripped.
Yes its not flawless, but it is pretty damn close.
Action scenes are brutal
Still a lot of changes
Fili's death was poorly done
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