Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies

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Hobbit: the Battle of the Five ArmiesGenre:
Adventure, Fantasy

Release Date:
December 1st, 2014

Duration:
144 minutes

Plot:
Thorin and Company (13 dwarves and Bilbo, a hobbit) have captured the ancient Dwarven kingdom of the Lonely Mountain (Erebor). The might Smaug, the dragon that used to live there, wants to destroy the nearby mountain town, Lake-town. Smaug spreads fire and death but find his own end, when Bard, a fearless inhabitant of Lake-town, kills the dragon. This outcome suits well Thorin and Company, but this is not the last of their problems. Humans and elves demand a share of the treasures he found at the Lonely Mountain. An army of dwarves arrives, to help their fellows in the ancient Dwarven Kingdom, and a battle is about to begin with gems and gold as a prize. Gandalf the wizard arrives just in time to inform them that an army of Orcs is approaching. The opponents became allies to defend their lives!

Our impressions and movie review:
“The Hobbit: The battle of the five armies” is the third – and last – film based on the book Hobbit by Tolkien. hobbit 2014The movie trilogy are loosely based on the book for the spine of the plot. The rest is fiction from the screenwriters, with the third movie having the fewer elements from the book. This is the main difference between the Hobbit trilogy and the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Tolkien have never weaved a plot to support or to present a battle. A battle was the natural consequence of a complex fictional story. In the “Hobbit” films the things are just the opposite. Thus, even if they are pleasant to see, they just have a faint aroma of Tolkien’s work. Either way, I have enjoyed this movie and I believe so you will! 🙂

The Hobbit: The battle of the five armies – Trailer (Greek subs)

Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies

Credits:

Writers:
Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro

Director:
Peter Jackson

Cast:
Ian McKellen – Gandalf
Martin Freeman – Bilbo Baggins
Richard Armitage – Thorin
Ken Stott – Balin
Graham McTavish – Dwalin
William Kircher – Bifur
James Nesbitt – Bofur
Stephen Hunter – Bombur
Dean O’Gorman – Fili
Aidan Turner – Kili
John Callen – Oin
Peter Hambleton – Gloin
Jed Brophy – Nori
Mark Hadlow – Dori
Adam Brown – Ori
Orlando Bloom – Legolas
Evangeline Lilly – Tauriel
Lee Pace – Thranduil
Cate Blanchett – Galadriel
Hugo Weaving – Elrond
Christopher Lee – Saruman
Ian Holm – Old Bilbo
Mikael Persbrandt – Beorn
Sylvester McCoy – Radagast
Luke Evans – Bard
Stephen Fry – Master of Laketown
Ryan Gage – Alfrid
John Bell – Bain
Peggy Nesbitt – Sigrid
Mary Nesbitt – Tilda
Manu Bennett – Azog
John Tui – Bolg
Benedict Cumberbatch – Smaug / Necromancer (voice)
Billy Connolly – Dain
Kelly Kilgour – Soury
Mark Mitchinson – Braga
Sarah Peirse – Hilda Bianca
Nick Blake – Percy
Simon London – Feren
Conan Stevens – Keeper of the Dungeons
Allan Smith – Ragash
Miranda Harcourt – Olga
Thomasin McKenzie – Astrid
Erin Banks – Lobelia Sackville Baggins
Brian Hotter – Otho Sackville Baggins
Timothy Bartlett – Master Worrywort
Merv Smith – Tosser Grub

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