Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Director: Peter Jackson

Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, William Kircher, Orlando Bloom, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Stephen Fry, Benedict Cumberbatch

The dragon, Smaug, has fled the Lonely Mountain, and making his way to Lake-town where he shows the people his wrath and power. Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer's prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is. The dwarves have made it back to the Lonely Mountain only to have to help the other armies defeat the Orcs.

The last chapter of the Hobbit trilogy is filled with action, and I mean filled with it. There is not that much else going on in the movie, except for fighting. The book was not long enough to make three movies out of it, but I understand why they did it. They wanted the same kind of money that The Lord of the Rings movies brought in, but those movies had better scripts than the Hobbit movies. I think people should read the book before and after watching the movies to see what the true story is all about.
The coolest part of this chapter was how they really brought in the material from The Lord of the Ring story line. I think it make the non-reading audience feel a bit more comfortable seeing images from the other movies. They still get to see the eye and familiar characters that lead up to the former movies. It makes they feel safe in a way.
The creation of the Smaug character was still the best part about this movie as well as two previous ones. It looked so real, almost better than it did in the previous movie. Benedict Cumberbatch is the voice for Smaug, but with the digital changes in the speech you would have no idea it was him, until you see his name in the credits. his voice and speech pattern help complete the look and sound of the dragon. The other Orcs that were made for this movie look better than the ones in LOTR. I hate to say it.

There is a lot of stuff going on in this movie that sometimes seems a bit unnecessary. It is a really cool movie to watch, but I am not sure if any of the Hobbit movies are repeat watchers, like the LOTR movie are for me. I think they are still worth owning, but do not pay too much for them. Enjoy.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Trailer

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