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The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies (2014)

by Peter Jackson (Director), Philippa Boyens (Screenwriter), Guillermo del Toro (Screenwriter), Peter Jackson, Peter Jackson (Screenwriter)1 more, Fran Walsh (Screenwriter)

Other authors: Richard Armitage (Actor), John Bell (Actor), Manu Bennett (Actor), Carolyn Blackwood (Executive producer), Cate Blanchett (Actor)29 more, Orlando Bloom (Actor), Jed Brophy (Actor), Adam Brown (Actor), John Callen (Actor), Benedict Cumberbatch (Actor), Carolynne Cunningham (Producer), Luke Evans (Actor), Martin Freeman (Actor), Stephen Fry (Actor), Mark Hadlow (Actor), Peter Hambleton (Actor), Ian Holm (Actor), Stephen Hunter (Actor), Peter Jackson (Producer), William Kircher (Actor), Christopher Lee (Actor), Evangeline Lilly (Actor), Sylvester McCoy (Actor), Ian McKellen (Actor), Graham McTavish (Actor), James Nesbitt (Actor), Dean O'Gorman (Actor), Mikael Persbrandt (Actor), Howard Shore (Composer), Ken Stott (Actor), John Tui (Actor), Fran Walsh (Producer), Hugo Weaving (Actor), Zane Weiner (Producer)

Series: Peter Jackson's The Hobbit (theatrical 3)

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The epic conclusion to the adventures of Bilbo Baggins. The dragon Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women, and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo attempts to make him see reason.… (more)



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Easily the weakest of Jackson's six Middle-Earth films, I personally still think it is unfairly maligned. The many weaknesses are easy to hammer, but the movie has many excellent and memorable things. Naming but a few, there is the end of Smaug (possibly the best CGI scene I've ever seen), the corruption and redemption of Thorin, Bilbo's heart-breaking relationship with him (and the rest of the dwarves), the utter delight that is Billy Connolly's dwarf king, the touching portrayal of Gandalf and Galadriel's bond, the beautifully played moment where one almost _feels_ Saruman's mind as it starts spinning the wrong cogwheels. I could go on and on. So for all its many issues, I still have a grand time watching it -- and as it is but the third part out of six in any rewatch I'll ever make, it is as good a place as one could wish for if there has to be a temporary drop in quality anywhere in the narrative. ( )
  Lucky-Loki | Jun 4, 2018 |
Action packed. Spectacular. Wonderful mountain and Medieval ruin-like settings. Gritty. Dragons spouting fire. Battle scenes. Did I mention battle scenes? The bulk of the movie is a seemingly endless battle (or rather a series of battles). All well done, with massive armies and lots of swords, shields and exotic animals, though the "bad guys" tend to die quite easily, after only a slash or two. One fight scene with Leoglis is a bit too unrealistic (even for this movie) with crumbling "bridges" that hold up just long enough or he is able to climb the falling stones with perfect timing as they fall away under his feet. Enjoyable, but not the best of the Tolkien franchise films. ( )
  papyri | Nov 22, 2015 |
A power vacuum causes a small war.

I've noted before that there's a great two-hour movie buried in this nine-hour trilogy. Only about 20 minutes of that would come from this movie. Bilbo is barely in this. It's mostly one long fight scene, which is considerably less boring than the first two movies, but does not belong in The Hobbit. Peter Jackson's Bloodlust: The Movie would be a more apt title.

Concept: C
Story: D
Characters: D
Dialog: D
Pacing: C
Cinematography: D
Special effects/design: D
Acting: B
Music: C

Enjoyment: C minus

GPA: 1.6/4 ( )
  comfypants | Nov 1, 2015 |
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Jackson, PeterDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Boyens, PhilippaScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
del Toro, GuillermoScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Jackson, Petermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Jackson, PeterScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Walsh, FranScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Armitage, RichardActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bell, JohnActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bennett, ManuActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blackwood, CarolynExecutive producersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blanchett, CateActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bloom, OrlandoActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brophy, JedActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brown, AdamActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Callen, JohnActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cumberbatch, BenedictActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cunningham, CarolynneProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Evans, LukeActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Freeman, MartinActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Hambleton, PeterActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holm, IanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Jackson, PeterProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Persbrandt, MikaelActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shore, HowardComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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The epic conclusion to the adventures of Bilbo Baggins. The dragon Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women, and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo attempts to make him see reason.

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