Movie Review | The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

From the Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. This brings an epic conclusion to the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the entire Company of Dwarves. What are my thoughts on the film? Let’s find out in this #nospoiler review:

Overall, what did you think?

Epic. EPic. EPIC! The first thing I wanted to do after the movie was take my main in World of Warcraft and embark on an epic journey of my own. But aside from that, it was nice to have the journey of Bilbo Baggins come to a good end.

On a scale of 1-5, how would you rate this film?

4.5 out of 5!

Was the story clear?

If you’re all caught up with the first two films from The Hobbit series, you’ll feel right at home in this epic last journey. That’s because it picks up right where the previous film left off. If you’re not caught up, I highly recommend you watch the first two to bring you up to speed. As for the storyline, yes – it was very clear. Good over Evil! And although there were moments in the film where I felt rushed, the characters brought us back in so we knew what was going on.

Did you identify with any of the characters?

To take a quote from Yé, “No one man should have all that power!” and one man who let it consume him was Thorin II Oakenshield, son of Thráin, son of Thrór, King Under the Mountain. After an epic ordeal that resulted in the reclaiming of the Mountain, his reality quickly poisoned. Now, I’ve never been in a position where I had that much power, but I always wondered if I had been in his position, would it poison me, too?

Did it remind you of any other film?

It didn’t really remind me of any other films, surprisingly. Not even the Lord of the Rings. But, it did remind me of World of Warcraft and that’s what I’m going to play right after this movie review.

Who would you recommend this film to?

For those of you that want to embark on this journey one last time. And if you want to transport yourself into a world of epic fantasy and engage in the glorious battles of Middle Earth, you’ll feel right at home with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.


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