If you’re like me, then whenever a new film in a franchise is released, you like to watch the one that came before it to review. However, in the case of ‘The Hobbit’, you might not have what feels like eight days of time to spare in your busy day. Luckily, Peter Jackson has you covered with the final trailer for ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’.
While there is certainly enough time to watch ‘An Unexpected Journey’ and ‘The Desolation of Smaug’ before the final chapter of the story hits theaters in North America next week, it’s always a huge time commitment to sit down and travel back to Middle Earth for part of your day. But if you want a quick refresher course before going back for (what’s supposed to be) #OneLastTime, then the latest two and a half minute preview of ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’ does a good job with recapping everything that happened to Bilbo and the Company of Dwarves so far. You can check it out below followed by the film’s official synopsis:
‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.
Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.
As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.
What do you think about the last trailer for ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’? Do you plan on marathoning the previous two films in Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel trilogy prior to seeing the conclusion anyway? Let us know in the comments!
‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, and Benedict Cumberbatch hits theaters on December 17, 2015.