Well my precious, where do I begin with this movie review. Oh before I do and this is for those who read the reviews of The Hobbit:- The Battle of the Five Armies from other reviewers – I must say this before I do this review – forget the reviews and just watch it for what it was. I did.
It started where it left off with the Desolation of Smaug and the Laketown up in a fiery uproar. And the Dwarf King going through his own madness to find the heart of Erebor – a jewel which bring madness to the kings of the Dwarves. Bilbo holds the jewel in the fear that if Thorin’s madness escalates, he gives the jewel to the elven wood King. During which the Orcs and the darkness of Sauron comes to the fore in which Men, Elves, Dwarves and two type of Orcs fight a war which bring tensions to each race.
The Hobbit movies has come to the end with this last movie which I feel compel to agree to some of the reviewers out there. However, I feel that the whole story of Tolkiens’ Middle Earth is shown with the three earlier movies, this and the last two movies of The Hobbit. It is very much the reason why I feel that a marathon will be need to watch the whole six movies at once – that is, starting with the first of The Hobbit trilogy and then The Lord of the Rings trilogy of the movies. Why you may ask?
Well its fairly simple, this movie seemed a little less epic in the feeling of it. But think of the story that follows from this movie. If you feel then that this movie is good enough then follow me with this review.
Thinking back to the beginning of the first movie where Bilbo decided to sign the contract and he stated that he was on an adventure – with a rough group of thirteen Dwarves and Gandalf. It was this hobbit as a burglar and the one ring which he took off Golem by a riddle put the first sub plot which came to blossom in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.
The same sub plot with the dwarf king and Bilbo, where Bilbo had to lie to his friend because of the dragon sickness. Similar sub plots played through the last two movies which could be picked up if you remember that The Hobbit was the prequel to The Lord of the Rings.
Saruman the White, Elrond and Galadriel came to rescue Gandalf and here is where Saruman felt he was doing a good deed but we all know, he fell to Sauron’s power. This sub plot unfolds in the Lord of the Rings. When Legolas and his father spoke together also starts the main plot for the Lord of the Rings.
Yes it was not enjoyable as the other two but this movie also sets the plot to the trilogy movies to The Lord of the Rings. For this movie I found that this was actually a tie-in movie to The Lord of the Rings movies. Even though, I enjoy it as well.
Peter Jackson put the Hobbit movies into three parts with three main plots from the book. This is genius, in a way because it showed the basic story from the parts of the book I enjoyed. I really enjoyed the Hobbit :- The Battle of the Five Armies.
The reason for ♠♠♠♠½ is really this, The Hobbit:- The Battle of the Five Armies is the binding glue to The Lord of the Rings. It really is funny to think like this, but for me it was how I viewed it. And as a writer I could see the flowing subplots joining together with the epic that is Tolkien’s view of Middle Earth or more precisely Jackson’s view of Middle Earth in film.