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

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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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Peter Jackson

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Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian McKellen ... Gandalf
Martin Freeman ... Bilbo
Richard Armitage ... Thorin
Ken Stott ... Balin
Graham McTavish ... Dwalin
William Kircher ... Bifur
James Nesbitt ... Bofur
Stephen Hunter ... Bombur
Dean O'Gorman ... Fili
Aidan Turner ... Kili
John Callen ... Oin
Peter Hambleton ... Gloin
Jed Brophy ... Nori
Mark Hadlow ... Dori
Adam Brown ... Ori
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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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middle earth | orc | hobbit | elf | army | See All (277) »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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Country:

New Zealand | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hobbit: There and Back Again See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,724,334, 12 December 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$255,119,788

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$956,019,788
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| (Extended Edition)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite being one of the main antagonists in the second movie, and featured in the cliffhanger, Smaug barely appears in the final trailer, nor does he appear much at all in the final movie, save the first eleven minutes, and a fleeting shot later on. See more »

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On the beach at Dale, when Fili calls to Kili to come as they are leaving, their boat is already in the water. When he calls again, the dwarves are pushing the boat from the pebbly shore. See more »

Quotes

[Thranduil's army of Mirkwood Elves arrives in Dale]
Bard: My lord Thranduil. We did not look to see you here.
Thranduil: I heard you needed aid.
[a carriage full of food approaches and the citizens of Lake-town rush to the carriage in relief]
Bard: You have saved us. I do not know how to thank you.
Thranduil: Your gratitude is misplaced. I did not come on your behalf. I've came to reclaim something of mine.
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Crazy Credits

The film's opening title is divided into two parts: "The Hobbit" appears at the beginning of the film, and after Smaug's death "The Battle of the Five Armies" appears. See more »

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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 »

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The Last Goodbye
Written by Billy Boyd, Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh
Performed by Billy Boyd
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Tolkien will haunt Peter Jackson
10 December 2014 | by jostein-soevikSee all my reviews

If you haven't read The Hobbit and/or if you like the first two movies: I envy you of sorts...

If someone had told me some years ago that I would consider walking out from a Tolkien movie opening night, I would have slapped them with a cod. Or a salmon. The Hobbit trilogy is crap.

It's little more than a long list of invented battles and love stories to attract a widest possible audience, as well as loads of idiotic storyline to make the story slide into the Lord of the Rings movies as smooth as an Elven ass.

I understand that some adaption is required from book to screen, but when dealing with a book more or less only surpassed by the Bible and the IKEA catalogue, one should tread carefully.

Do yourself a favor. Read the book. Let your mind be the big screen.


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