The Hobbit: The Battle Of the Five Armies

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(out of 5)


More bloated mayhem from the imagination of J.R.R. Tolkien as yet another trilogy comes to a close. The film opens with the messiness of Smaug setting Laketown on fire, which strands a group of humans and leaves them without homes, while in the distance Thorin Oakenshield () becomes ill with greed as he desperately looks for the Arkenstone that he believes is the greatest token of the dragon’s golden treasure horde. Wizards say ominous things and elves make grim faces because war is coming and no one can prepare for battle without having moments of self-important stillness, and we find ourselves wondering, exactly what book are these movies based on? I only recall a bunch of dwarves and their hobbit companion () drinking beer and singing songs, but Peter Jackson’s endless saga has gilded the lily with computer-generated lead. The actors are terrific, the visual effects even more so, but good luck trying to figure out what’s going on before the finale (and once you do, good luck caring).


New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, WingNut Films, 3Foot7

New Zealand/USA, 2014

Directed by 

Screenplay by , , Peter Jackson, , based on the novel The Hobbit by

Cinematography by 

Produced by , Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, 

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by , ,

Film Editing by 


Academy Awards:  2014


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