The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies
Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Lee Pace
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. (synopsis from here)
I really wait for this final trilogy. The great battle that lies ahead. You could see that Orcs unleashed their full power to conquer Middle Earth. By the end of the second movie, the dragon Smaug flew to the Lake Town. In this movie, he finally unleashed his wrath to the Lake Town, burned the town to ashes at the opening of movie.
Kinda dissappointed with the short screen time of Smaug. Well I really wanted to see the wrath of Smaug much longer. Can't help it, it was been ages since I saw dragon that HUGE in a movie, not cartoon.
I think, this movie sums up the real problem that we faced everyday, about fortune and wealth. Your obsession of gold or jewelry eventually will destroy you and everyone beside you. You can see the madness in their eyes regarding that.
This movie is the shortest movie about Middle Earth in terms of duration. As usual, we can see the epic battle between the armies. The difference, we can see lots of duel. Like Thorin vs Azog or Legolas vs Bolg. These duels, in my opinion, made me breathless.
People have their own opinion regarding Jackson's adaptation of the book. Pros and cons can be heard. For me, all I can say is Jackson's must have his own consideration why he made this film the way he did. Additional plots, additional characters to complete the trilogy. Considering The Hobbit is not as complicated as The Lord Of The Rings, this move was needed.
Overall, I must say this movie is the perfect opening for the second trilogy. Probably not the best way to close the first trilogy, but I can never ask for more. Now please leave me with my new obsession of Lee Pace, who playd Thranduil. Love his voice, love his face. I even love his eyes!!!