Sonntag, 28. Dezember 2014

Movie Review: The Hobbit – The battle of the five armies

“One day I'll remember. Remember everything that happened: the good, the bad, those who survived... and those that did not.” 


After the Dragon leaves the castle, the people of lake town see a threat coming, the orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries helping everyone. Meanwhile, Gandalf still needs to break out of the orc prison.

Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness. (taken from:

My opinion:

First of all: A lot of people seem to hate this movie for various reasons. I really don’t understand what all the arguing is about.
I absolutely loved the movie! It was emotional and very action packed. I love how the characters were portrayed in this movie, too. Due to the fact that the book has been split into three parts, the character were able to get more screen-time than they actually did in the book. Thus, we see more people than just the protagonists all the time.
One thing that also has been criticized a lot was the battle itself, because it apparently was “too long”. But let me ask you this: What do you expect from a movie that is called “The BATTLE of the five armies”? The title actually already says that the focus of the movie is going to be on the battle itself and not other things. I really loved it how they filmed the fights, because in the book you don’t really see much of it. In the movie though, you are in the middle of the whole action, which is amazing and exciting.
However, the argument that they put too much into the movie, which wasn’t in the book, is actually invalid. They did that in the first two movies too, and nobody ever complained about it that time. Furthermore, two other books from J.R.R. Tolkien were included too, and thus the audience gets too see a little bit more of the back story of everything.
Looking at the movie now, even if you have read the book, it was amazing what they did with it. In my opinion, it really isn’t disturbing at all that they put some content from other books and also LOTR into the film. For me, as an old fan, it was an amazing and very emotional ending to the series, and I am thankful that Peter Jackson made such amazing movies, which do justice the amazing masterpieces written by J.R.R. Tolkien.


An action-packed and emotional finale of the trilogy. I absolutely loved every single bit of it.


5 | 5 stars

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