The Five Armies are gearing up for their epic final battle in Peter Jackson’s last installment of ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy and presumably of his entire Middle Earth saga. As with Jackson’s previous ‘Hobbit’ movies, expect this film to be fleshed out by additional information and characters, like Tauriel, played by Evangeline Lilly, who was not a character in the original J.R.R. Tolkien books.
With ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,‘ movie-goers wave goodbye to this sweeping fantasy epic. Will it go out in the fittingly action-packed, dramatic and character-driven manner that fans have grown accustomed to?
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“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.
‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ opens in theaters on December 17th and stars Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Stephen Fry, Ian McKellan, Hugo Weaving, Lee Pace and Benedict Cumberbatch.