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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.
|Crew :||Peter Jackson / Andy Serkis /|
|Cast :||Martin Freeman Ian McKellen Richard Armitage Ken Stott Graham McTavish|
|Genre :||Action Adventure Fantasy|
The result is at once the trilogy s most engrossing episode, its most expeditious (at a comparatively lean 144 minutes) and also itsdarkest - both visually and in terms of the forces thatstir in the hearts of men, dwarves and orcs alike.
Third time s a charm for the mammoth screen version of Tolkien s little persons odyssey.
"The 144-minute running time showcases Jackson s worst tendencies: eons-long battle scenes, sloppy and abrupt resolutions, portentous romances, off-rhythm comic timing, and, newly in this case, patience-testing fan service."
More battles, more creatures, more not-quite-comical asides, more stern speechifying and more gob-smackingly elaborate action set pieces.
It s sad that Hollywood filmmaking is so often about attempting to put the dreams of children onto our screens, but shouldn t it still be notable when someone actually manages it?