Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
Quantity:
Subtotal
Taxes
Shipping
Total
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart

We all have a story...

Write It Up!

My Works

My Works

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 6:25 AM

It has been a long journey to the final instalment of The Hobbit.


The Desolation of Smaug ended with the dragon descending on Lake Town. The opening scenes of The Battle of the Five Armies leaves no room to catch your breath. And there are yet more enemies on the horizon. Having travelled many treacherous miles to the Lonely Mountain, Bilbo and his companions must now defend the ancient home of the dwarves* from those whom would lay their claim.


Voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, the dragon was truly terrifying. The rest of the cast, which included names such as Martin Freeman (Bilbo), Hugo Weaving (Elrond), Orlando Bloom (Legalos), Stephen Fry (Master of Lake Town) and Cate Blanchet (Galadriel), gave a brilliant and authentic performance. The exception being Billy Connolly (Dain), which is possibly the worst casting decision made since Pierce Brosnan in Mumma Mia. There was too much Billy and not enough character: the least he could have done is cursed in Dwarvish^. Amongst such a stellar cast, his appearance broke out of Middle Earth and crashed back into the real world.


The CGI work was incredible: from the dreadful face of the dragon, to the sweeping background of a desolate battlefield. The stunt work and scene choreography brought the battles to life: aside from a few moments, in which even an elf with Legalos’ skill, were far-fetched aerobatics.


Earlier criticisms have been made of The Hobbit being three movies, rather than one epic, which again, forced the film makers to pad-out the movie with ridiculous side stories and events that never happened in the book. (What can you expect when the book describes the battle in two sentences?!) There is much to be said about the power of money making when it comes to the intergity of a story.


The Battle of the Five Armies makes for a (mostly) satisfying end to the story. Its final moments create a pleasing symmetry bringing franchise to a full circle- there and back again.


Three Stars ***


 ^Yes, that is the way you spell it...read the book!

Categories: Movie Reviews

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

1191 Comments

Reply Ugosab
6:44 PM on July 1, 2022 
silagra without prescription
Reply RichardJom
7:35 PM on July 1, 2022 
lisinopril 20 25 mg buy stromectol canada diflucan prescription online glucophage medicine buy suhagra 50 online tamoxifen generic xenical price canada
Reply DavisLip
12:58 AM on July 2, 2022 
best prices on viagra
Reply Janesab
2:05 AM on July 2, 2022 
can i buy metformin in mexico
Reply Curtisalina
3:29 AM on July 2, 2022 
buy retin a 0.25 gel
Reply jordan 4
9:07 AM on July 2, 2022 
I wish to point out my love for your kindness in support of women who absolutely need assistance with that concern. Your personal dedication to passing the message along has been exceptionally useful and has specifically permitted regular people just like me to get to their desired goals. This important facts implies a great deal to me and even further to my office workers. Thank you; from everyone of us.
jordan 4 http://www.jordan4.us.com
Reply Kiasab
10:52 AM on July 2, 2022 
using retin a
Reply Michaelbat
8:53 PM on July 2, 2022 
ebaylevaquin
Reply EdgarJes
9:30 PM on July 2, 2022 
2 erythromycin
Reply Miclpyday
5:54 AM on July 3, 2022 
where to buy zoloft
Reply Miasab
7:54 AM on July 3, 2022 
zovirax generic brand
Reply Wimsab
10:56 AM on July 3, 2022 
zovirax costs
Reply Miclpyday
2:47 PM on July 3, 2022 
desyrel 50 mg
Reply Michaelmok
5:13 PM on July 3, 2022 
generic propecia from canada
Reply curry 6
9:18 PM on July 3, 2022 
My wife and i ended up being really peaceful Chris could do his reports through your ideas he grabbed from your very own web page. It's not at all simplistic just to continually be giving away concepts which the others might have been selling. Therefore we keep in mind we need the blog owner to thank for this. The type of explanations you've made, the simple blog navigation, the relationships you will help create - it's many awesome, and it's really facilitating our son and us reckon that this topic is satisfying, which is very serious. Thanks for the whole lot!
curry 6 http://www.curry6.net
Reply moncler jackets
9:18 PM on July 3, 2022 
Thanks for all of your hard work on this web site. My niece really likes going through investigation and it's really obvious why. A lot of people learn all regarding the powerful means you produce efficient guidelines through your web blog and as well encourage contribution from others on this subject matter while our favorite simple princess is without question discovering a whole lot. Take advantage of the rest of the new year. You're carrying out a very good job.
moncler jackets http://www.monclerjackets.us
Reply golden goose outlet
9:18 PM on July 3, 2022 
I truly wanted to type a simple comment to say thanks to you for these awesome points you are sharing at this site. My considerable internet investigation has at the end been recognized with sensible tips to talk about with my family. I would state that that many of us readers actually are unquestionably blessed to be in a very good website with many special people with useful principles. I feel quite grateful to have come across your website and look forward to so many more exciting times reading here. Thank you once more for a lot of things.
golden goose outlet http://www.goldengooseoutlets.us
Reply supreme clothing
9:18 PM on July 3, 2022 
I wish to get across my gratitude for your generosity supporting visitors who should have help on this particular issue. Your real dedication to getting the message along was wonderfully insightful and have without exception helped others just like me to get to their goals. Your new interesting information indicates a whole lot a person like me and substantially more to my office colleagues. Regards; from all of us.
supreme clothing http://www.supremesonline.com
Reply kyrie 5
9:19 PM on July 3, 2022 
I am only writing to let you be aware of what a wonderful encounter our girl had studying your blog. She noticed a good number of things, which included what it's like to possess an ideal teaching spirit to let certain people really easily understand specific advanced things. You truly did more than readers' desires. Many thanks for distributing such practical, safe, explanatory and in addition fun tips about this topic to Sandra.
kyrie 5 http://www.kyrie5.org
Reply golden goose sneakers
9:19 PM on July 3, 2022 
I have to convey my admiration for your generosity for men who have the need for help with this important topic. Your real commitment to getting the message all over appears to be extraordinarily important and have empowered women much like me to reach their targets. Your interesting guideline means this much a person like me and much more to my office colleagues. Many thanks; from all of us.
golden goose sneakers http://www.goldengooses.us