Follow Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he takes on the epic conclusion of his journey as they take on the awakened dragon and conquer the war against Sauron, the elves and Orcs. Read on to learn more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) synopsis and review of the “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.”
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” Synopsis:
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” follows the story of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, and the dwarves as they face the wrath of the awakened dragon. The Dwarves of Erebor have succeeded in reclaiming their gold but failed to kill the fire-breathing dragon, which is now set to wreak havoc amongst the people of Lake-Town. Thorin Oakshield becomes obsessed over finding the Arkenstone, along with the return of Sauron, the Dark Lord, which leaves the Dwarves, Elves and Men with two options — to unite or to be destroyed.
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is the third and last installment to “The Hobbit” trilogy.
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” Review:
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” scored a 70 percent rating from critics, with an average rating of 6.4/10 on the Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer.
“The result is at once the trilogy's most engrossing episode,” reviewed Scott Foundas in Variety.
“Third time's a charm for the mammoth screen version of Tolkien's little persons' odyssey,” said Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter.
The movie kicks off with the dragon swooping over the island and blasting flames of fire. Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans) steps in and takes charge as the Master of Lake-town (Stephen Fry) flees the town in fear of the havoc awaiting the town. Bard discovers Smaug’s Achilles heel as he fires at Smaug from the watchtower. Spoiler alert: Smaug gets killed at the first part of the movie.
Bilbo Baggins develops the “Dragon Sickness,” as greed over his ancestor’s gold takes over his good heart and mind.
Thorin (Richard Armitage) becomes obsessed over finding the Arkenstone that he turns against his friends who supported him even through his lowest of times.
Gandalf (Ian McKellen) leaves Elf Queen Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) to fight off the Dark Lord Sauron, along with the Orcs, as the moment they have long waited for has arrived.
Overall, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” offers a great ending to the trilogy’s long journey with a wonderful mix of entertainment, suspense and thrill. The movie portrays how the characters struggle to face their fears, inhibitions, and weaknesses and choose between uniting against the Orcs or fighting each other.
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Director: Peter Jackson
Screenwriters: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro, Peter Jackson
Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Aidan Turner
Runtime: 144 min.
Photo source: Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore