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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is marching on Erebor, fueled by the rise of the dark lord Sauron. Dwarves, elves and men must unite, and the hope for Middle-Earth falls into Bilbo's hands.
|Studio :||WingNut Films, New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer,|
|Crew :||Art Department Coordinator, Art Direction,|
|Cast :||Martin Freeman Ian McKellen Richard Armitage Benedict Cumberbatch Cate Blanchett|
|Genre :||Adventure Fantasy Action|
After playing with our expectations, this turns out to be a very different sort of film.
It’s fine. It's literally the definition of a fine movie. You’ve seen it before, you know every beat and outcome before the characters even do. Only question is how much escapism you’re looking for.
There is, somehow, an interesting story here, as well as some good acting. There are also some good scenes
The worst film in the series. The role of Alfrid and Bart has been greatly exaggerated. The Alfrid looked unbearably high. The presence of Legolas was entirely used to decorate the stage. There were duel stages that were stretched over many degrees. The last movie was for your dwarf to shoot down the film to begin new dying. It was clearly the worst among the films of the Lord of the Rings.
The battle scenes. as a huge trophy of a film in which CGI is the basic ingredient. and all is spectacular. but not convincing. first, because it is a fake option to transform "The Hobbit" in a trilogy. second, because, contrary to "Lord of the Ring", the new serie has not...magic. like new "Stae Wars" serie, all was said, and the only real problem is than "The Hobbit" has its personality. to transform it in another LOTR is not the most inspired idea.but, the end saves the appearences. and this could be a good poiny.
The Battle of the Five Armies title is a great exaggeration of what an army entails. The movie is about more or less a skirmish with some rather imaginative weaponry. The plot goes sideways and after two three hours long previous films we get a two hours and a half mess that is half completely over the top battle scenes and the other half people talking out of their asses. It is pure chaos, where orcs are either mighty unbeatable beasts bred for war or cardboard armor wearing morons easily defeated by fishermen's wives and children, as the action demands. Things start to remind of Pirates of the Caribbean, and not only because it's the same actor doing kind of the same stuff. There is even a prolonged ending with Bilbo Baggings returning to the Shire, almost as if wanting to undo the good idea in the Lord of the Rings movies in which they removed the boring book ending with Saruman taking refuge in the Shire, and that portrays hobbits as petty bureaucratic creatures, rather than kind and resilient and courageous as declared everywhere else in the films. If I enjoyed the first two movies and wanted to see how it will all end, the third was a ridiculous failure, trying to do too much with too little: making a country brawl look like an epic battle, keeping the lighter more children oriented tone while killing characters and trying to express deeper heroic emotions, trying to somehow raise on the same level three organized military groups and a bunch of fishermen and animals and tying up lose ends that were there only to make this a trilogy rather than a pair of decent movies. It is now when all the jokes about the eagles made in good fun in the first two movies (and in Lord of the Rings as well) turn smirky, when the only logic to the plot and action seems to be the panic of production companies trying to achieve their financial goals rather than tell a good story. It is here where the disappointment that everyone talks about when referring to The Hobbit movies raises its ugly head and grows on the small mistakes of the previous two movies. So in order to enjoy the trilogy, one must somehow detach themselves from the ending and see it as an imperfect finish to an otherwise fun movie, maybe imagine their own.
Part 3 of "The Hobbit" trilogy shows the fate of the dragon Smaug, Bilbo Baggins (played by Martin Freeman), dwarf king Thorin and his band of dwarf followers, the "lonely mountain" and the enormous treasure hidden within it, and the five armies that will do battle for the mountain fortress and its riches. But more things are unexplained. Perhaps in the extended cuts more will be revealed; but it's still inexcusable for a theatrical cut to omit so many answers to so many questions.Multiple story lines play out in rapid fire sequence — this movie has probably the shortest running time of all six "Hobbit" and "LOTR" movies — resulting in a very fast paced movie that sometimes feel a bit rushed. Of course, the usual shenanigans are here: characters that defy the laws of physics — or maybe physics are different in Middle Earth — and able to take a great amount of battle damage without being truly harmed. Hey, if a character is fairly invincible, it kind of takes away the element of suspense that he or she may be killed. Granted, a few of the characters get killed after killing millions of the enemy, but at this point it becomes a bit silly and the impact of those deaths are greeted with a shrug and another bite of the hotdog.Now, my most memorable movie moment of "The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies": the scene when Thorin (played by Richard Armitage, who looks a lot like Mel Gibson's Braveheart in his dwarf look) has an internal struggle, realizing what his greed has done to him and the choice he has to make if he doesn't want to follow the dreadful path his ancestors took.Although full of problems that would be deserving of a much lesser grade, " The Five Armies" was still an enjoyable, entertaining feast for my eyes. Although I wonder if my forgiving nature is the result of having watched this movie for free (thanks, Library!).Mannysmemorablemoviemoments