The amazing cast of this trilogy did the best they could with the awful script they were given, and I'm thankful for that. I knew it was a bad sign that Peter Jackson actually made a movie shorter than three hours although it felt like six apparently, he had so little material for this movie that he had to re-use material from his original trilogy. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Isn't the Hobbit legendary enough, hasn't the book proved often enough it is a great story without a love-story included? But even worse, Bilbo gets put on a knife edge and finds himself fighting with Hobbit warfare with all of his might for his dwarf-friends, as the hope for Middle-Earth is all put in Bilbo's hands. Director: Peter Jackson Writers: Fran Walsh screenplay , Philippa Boyens screenplay Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage.
Beorn and Radagast are given literally seconds of screen time; and for the first time in this prequel trilogy, a whole chapter The Return Journey is pretty much elided entirely. For the first part we got some jolly embellishment. It's by no means bad, it's just - as with the first two Hobbit films - unnecessarily padded, with lots of flashbacks and scenes of staring into the distance. The Durins Thorin, Kili, Fili didn't get a funeral. Things were looking grim for the dwarfs when who should appear? I'm still giving this movie a 4 out of 10 though, because I absolutely love the cast and I think they did a brilliant job, especially Richard Armitage and Martin Freeman.
I have no idea what went wrong behind the scenes. Please don't think this is the case in general. I am terribly disappointed, and I have no idea whether the changes were necessary simply to milk as much money as possible out of the whole project spreading out the story to get 3 long movies, even if that meant adding many new things , or whether Jackson actually thinks he knows better than Tolkien. To complicate things, the Elves - led by Legolas Bloom 's dad - show up too and then the Orcs arrive. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer's prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is. Kili basically sacrificed himself for Tauriel which is unforgivable. But with other armies such as the elves and the men of Lake-Town, which are unsure to be trusted, are put to the ultimate test when Smaug's wrath, Azog's sheer strength, and Sauron's force of complete ends attack.
Obsesionado con las enormes riquezas en su poder, el rey enano Thorin se vuelve codicioso, mientras Bilbo intenta hacerle entrar en razón haciendo algo desesperado y peligroso. Bilbo se encontrará así en la batalla épica de los Cinco Ejércitos, donde el futuro de la Tierra Media está en juego. The movie kicks off from precisely where the second ended, with the dread dragon Smaug Benedict Cumberbatch descending upon Laketown. Otherwise you're probably someone like me and you'll leave the theater disappointed and grieving over the characters you love so much. Oh yeah, the book was written for children, so make sure there is a song or two, bird poo on the nutty wizard who escaped from Hogwarts Radagast , a dwarf with a pickax stuck in his skull, and funny bits that children love.
All this now was steamrolled over by the production team of this movie. I was as irritated as most people when I heard that Peter Jackson would split The Hobbit into three movies because it was obviously a decision based on nothing more than getting as much money as possible, but even I never imagined that he would stoop to making a movie like Battle of the Five Armies a. The narrative follows the book fairly closely. By my count, that's four armies. With its last bastion and swarming armies, the titular battle resembles The Return of the King's Pelennor finale - yet that movie took breath between its showdowns. This is fairly damning criticism for a Middle-earth movie, usually so luxurious and layered in its sense of a unique world.
And why were they gone after ten seconds? But as usual, I have to be different. Reparto: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom, Aidan Turner, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Ryan Gage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, James Nesbitt, Jed Brophy, Stephen Hunter, John Callen, Adam Brown, Dean O'Gorman, William Kircher, Peter Hambleton, Mark Hadlow, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Billy Connolly, Christopher Lee, Stephen Fry, Ian Holm, Sylvester McCoy, Manu Bennett Después de haber recuperado el reino del Dragón Smaug en la montaña, la Compañía ha desencadenado, sin querer, una potencia maligna. The citizens flee but nothing can stop the cataclysm - until a certain someone finds an ingenious way to pierce the beast. However, if you mess with the story, if you include things that contradict the whole story, and if you essentially kill off the charm and warmth and concept of the book the movie is based on, things get dangerous. All in all, the trusted armies have two choices: unite or die. I don't think this movie was supposed to make me laugh at the serious scenes and sigh at the 'comic relief' scenes -basically everything Alfrid was in- but sadly it did. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Dwarves, elves and men must unite, and the hope for Middle-Earth falls into Bilbo's hands. Armitage and Bilbo provide the best performances of the film - mostly internal; mostly in the eyes - and their farewell is one of the more moving moments in a trilogy that has largely prioritised humour over pathos. This site is part of my life's work, it's a part of me. It might have been sad if I hadn't been waiting around for ten minutes knowing that he would get killed. At least take a minute to explain how it got divided.
Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is marching on Erebor, fueled by the rise of the dark lord Sauron. he does, and spoiler for those who have not yet watched the ten-minute scene that made this obvious kills Thorin. The battle itself is undoubtedly impressive - great roaring hordes punctuated with spectacular giants - but in a sense it compounds the problem of the relatively truncated runtime. Master of Laketown Ryan Gage :. Come on, the entire battle was about the gold.
I did like some of the character development especially the inner confliction of Thorin, Thranduil and Bilbo. The film also stars Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom, Mikael Persbrandt, Sylvester McCoy, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Adam Brown, John Bell, Manu Bennett and John Tui. Battle of the 25 Armies plus a couple of random giant mountain goats and a pig thrown in for good measure. Shortly before the battle started, there were a few much-needed moments of comic relief, and I thought the film might possibly turn around. I absolutely loved the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Which brings me to my second point. What was already the shortest Middle-earth film is rendered artificially even shorter by the fact that there's 45 minutes of virtually wordless fighting.
Why did this have to be added? And those qualities are married to a thematic depth missing from its bedtime story source. Our heroes the eagles, of course, who have managed to bail out the protagonists in every single movie of the trilogy. Those scenes definitely did make me grin and feel some kind of joy, but also they made me shudder - and it just wouldn't stop. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 Summary The Hobbit - The Battle of the Five Armies: 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. Then there's nemesis 2: Sauron also Cumberbatch.