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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

New Zealand / US 144m, Colour
Director: Peter Jackson; Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom

battle-of-the-five-armiesThe Battle of the Five Armies lives up to its name, as much of this film consists of an extended battle sequence in which the Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins plays a minimal role. Lacking any real emotional depth and magnitude which one would expect from the final installment of a trilogy of films, the action sequences may be fun to watch, but overall, the source material feels thinly stretched. Though many fans of Jackson’s film adaptations of Tolkein’s Middle Earth welcome every minute of these films, Bilbo’s memoirs, simply entitled “There and Back Again” work better as a children’s book as was originally envisioned (Klaus Ming December 2014).

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One comment on “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

  1. CMrok93
    12/18/2014

    Though I’m happy the trilogy is now over, I have to say that I enjoyed it for the most part. Good review Klaus.

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