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.
The film was originally gonna be called "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" which is a reference to Bilbo's book title in the Lord of the Rings trilogy See more »
In a flashback, Bilbo recalls Smaug telling him that he'd almost be willing to give the Arkenstone to "Thorin Oakenshield" just to watch it drive him mad. Smaug has no particular reason to know the name of the grandson of the king he deposed from Erebor, and since he's been sealed inside the lonely mountain ever since, he certainly wouldn't know the "Oakenshield" name that Thorin earned in a battle at Moria years later. See more »
This was the last move in a master plan. A plan long in the making.
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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 »
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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