What would you expect from the final part of Peter Jackson’s ‘Hobbit’ trilogy? It has everything to be written among the cinematic marvels as one of the expected, yet fitting conclusion to Bilbo Baggins’ adventures.
For all the lovers of J.R.R. Tolkien’s works, Jackson’s attempt to yet again convert the writer’s imagination into a celluloid marvel is bang on with this action-filled masterpiece.
The defining chapter of the Middle Earth story starts exactly where the previous film The Desolation of Smaug ended. Thorin Oakenshield and the company of Dwarves have reclaimed their homeland and a vast amount of wealth, after unleashing the dragon Smaug out of the mountain, but now the nearby fishing community in Lake Town has to face the wrath of terrifying Dragon.
As the Smaug starts raining firestorms on the Lake Town forcing people to flee, a brave Elf climbs a bell tower with a mere bow and arrow and finally brings the evil Dragon down. Watching the Dragon’s rage and subsequently, its fall from the mountain of Erebor; Bilbo and his Dwarf pals have no option but to prepare for yet another battle as Thorin succumbs to dragon-sickness.
Thorin’s lust for power and wealth, especially the legendary heart of the mountain – the Arkenstone – turns him selfish enough to forget his kin, honor, and promise. This led to a possible battle between the Dwarves and Elves for the share of wealth in mountain Erebor.
However, it was again the old grey wizard Gandalf who had to warn them for the real danger of the merciless Saourn’s army marching to the mountain belt.
As armies of Orcs amass below the mountain, Elves, Men and Dwarves must unite and fight together against their common enemy else perish in front of the evil force of the Goblins.
While The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is about the great clash, it also continues the very emotional and touching story of the little Hobbit Bilbo Baggins. Although Bilbo’s presence in this film is little considering the number of characters and an extended battle scene, Jackson’s final attempt for Middle-earth’s history is worth watching.
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