December 12, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies movie review

On the last movie installment of the JRR Tolkien Saga, I don't know if The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies will give you a worthy 2.5 hours of stay in the theater and enjoy your last glimpse of Middle Earth #OneLastTime, as they say.
Starting about slaying the dragon Smaug, I felt that the sequence is kind of short, maybe I have expected much. And then there's greed everywhere that every character thinks that they have the share of gold in the Thorin's (Richard Armitage) mountain. The story goes very political and I got confused when the focus turned to the dragon slayer (Luke Evans). Then there's a love affair on the side between Kili (Aidan Turner) and Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly). Legolas seems to give way for their love but I think, what the heck. There's a lot of things going on in the movie and then you'll forget Gollum but at least Peter Jackson didn't forget about the Ring.
War sequences are so long and I think there's just this feeling that fights are inserted with comic stunts. And there are quite similar instances of how Bilbo and Frodo ended their stories. Towards the end, Peter Jackson gives a link/prologue to The Lord of the Rings which I liked.

To cap off, I don't know why JRR Tolkien had to make it a very long and bloody war game up to LOTR when wizards and supernaturals are present to wash them all away. And they are fighting over little things, the Arkenstone and the Ring.

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies is now showing in 3D and 2D formats, also in IMAX, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
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