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.
Several cast members kept props from this movie when shooting wrapped. Martin Freeman kept his sword and prosthetic ears, while Richard Armitage kept the original Orcrist-sword, and Lee Pace kept his elven-sword, which he keeps in his umbrella stand. See more »
As the battle in Dale begins Bard orders the women and children to go to the Great Hall for protection and his children are shown running to the hall. Later when he confronts Alfrid for being a coward and Alfrid asks Bard why he is fighting, Bard nods to the side where his children are seen huddled in a doorway. See more »
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 weakest of all Peter Jackson's Tolkien adaptations
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the weakest of all Peter Jackson's Tolkien adaptations. Even though this is the shortest of the Middle-earth movies, the story drags on as if it were the longest. But I guess that's what you get when you stretch out one book into three movies. In addition, the battle scenes are so computer generated that they look like in-game cinematics. It's a shame that this film series had to end on this note.
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