Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Movie Review: ***The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

The Five Armies
This is my least favorite of the six Middle Earth Movies “The Hobbit” and “Fellowship of the Ring”.  The material in this movie, for the most part is not part of the Hobbit, and are not part of the Trilogy as written by J.R.R. Tolkien.  As a result it just seems to get lost with no real purpose.  I guess the director is trying to fill in some holes, but the movie could have been an hour shorter and not have lost anything.  It was like when a five minute fight scene would suffice, why don’t we make it a half hour just because.  As a result the film lost me and I was just hoping for it to end.  Even in ending, it took forever.  Ian McKellan plays Gandalf, Martin Freeman, Bilbo Baggins.  Orlando Bloom portrays Legolas. Richard Armitage as Thorin the King of the dwarves under the mountain.

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