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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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The epic conclusion to 'The Hobbit' trilogy. See more »

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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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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Martin Freeman co-stars with Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock (2010). See more »

Goofs

When Galdalf is seen horseback loping, the 3 beat footfall of the horse and Galdalf's up and down motion are not aligned properly. The footfall of the horse would be when Gandalf is down, not up as in the movie. 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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The closing credits are accompanied by sketches of people/locations from across the Hobbit trilogy. See more »

Alternate Versions

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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That's what happens when you expand a single book into three movies
17 December 2014 | by mikeywinslow-188-299924See all my reviews

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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