If the unnecessary Dol Guldur scenes and the Tauriel storyline were skipped, every good part from the book which is now cut out would have easily fit in. This was, after all, the stage of the story where Professor Tolkien finally foregrounded politics and ethics and the machinations of characters ahead of adventure. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Those scenes definitely did make me grin and feel some kind of joy, but also they made me shudder - and it just wouldn't stop. Kili basically sacrificed himself for Tauriel which is unforgivable. Why did this have to be added? We get to see some familiar faces face-off with this faceless monstrosity.
To conclude my major points: The Hobbit - the Battle of the Five Armies once again brings you back to Middle Earth, and that alone made it worth watching for me. Director: Peter Jackson Writers: Fran Walsh screenplay , Philippa Boyens screenplay Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage. In the actual story, Fili and Kili died defending Thorin in battle. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. It might have been sad if I hadn't been waiting around for ten minutes knowing that he would get killed. I am terribly disappointed, and I have no idea whether the changes were necessary simply to milk as much money as possible out of the whole project spreading out the story to get 3 long movies, even if that meant adding many new things , or whether Jackson actually thinks he knows better than Tolkien. At least take a minute to explain how it got divided.
If I had not read the book, I'd get really annoyed after watching this movie and not knowing what had happened to them. On the one hand, it was great popcorn cinema in that it was very much entertaining and, of course, visually striking. Synopsis After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. It's as if, after all the complaints about splitting a pamphlet of a novel into three parts, Peter Jackson is playing a joke on us: This is what you get when you ask for Middle-earth-lite. Why were the dwarfs wearing helmets when they were still inside the mountain, but had no helmets on when they actually went to war? The story then enters its most intriguing phase: a kind of psychodrama involving Thorin Richard Armitage and his sickening relationship with gold and power.
They are my favorite movies of all time and the reason I became a fan of Tolkien's works in the first place. There's plenty of meat here - but where are the bones that hold it all together? The gulf between them is intriguing and wisely plundered for drama. I think Peter Jackson forgot that this story is called The Hobbit because Bilbo is supposed to be the main character, not Thorin. A couple of years ago, when I heard Peter Jackson would direct two more Middle-earth movies, I started crying out of excitement. The battle itself is undoubtedly impressive - great roaring hordes punctuated with spectacular giants - but in a sense it compounds the problem of the relatively truncated runtime.
It's by no means bad, it's just - as with the first two Hobbit films - unnecessarily padded, with lots of flashbacks and scenes of staring into the distance. Moreover, the dubious editing decisions create some strange and jolting juxtapositions and tonal lurches, and negate the sense of time passing or of great distances being crossed. Gravity scenes, dull Tauriel scenes who fell in love with Kili after having a conversation with him once or twice - same goes for Kili who fell in love with her and even gave her the token his mother, Dis, gave him. The citizens flee but nothing can stop the cataclysm - until a certain someone finds an ingenious way to pierce the beast. Which brings me to my second point.
I feel like this was an aspect where the story could've been made quite a bit more thrilling. Why didn't the movie explain that Bard became King of Dale? Things were looking grim for the dwarfs when who should appear? Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 Subtitles After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. The amazing cast of this trilogy did the best they could with the awful script they were given, and I'm thankful for that. What happened to the gold? But over time we've learned of the dangerous pride that ruined his grandfather.
I'd like to be clear on my admiration for what Peter Jackson has done with The Hobbit so far. It's the one time we really glimpse that signature Jackson oddness, in a wonderful hallucinatory sequence where Thorin imagines he's sinking in a lake of gold. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. But don't forget we want adults to watch it too, so please, add tons of action and cut-off heads, too. Did they ever get killed? The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 Summary The Hobbit - The Battle of the Five Armies: 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. Characters we've come to love or loathe arc into nothing; others e.
But even more noticeably, the script took a dive to rock bottom. For all The Lord of the Rings' mythic grandeur and complex world-building, there's a warm geniality and brisk impetus to these lovingly crafted films. With The Hobbit, not only, but especially The Battle of the Five Armies, moments like this follow each other like canned laughter on Two and a Half Men. He felt so much love for the world and characters he created, and put so much time, effort and feelings into his work. By now we should all be braced for Super Legolas and his physics-defying fighting style. This is fairly damning criticism for a Middle-earth movie, usually so luxurious and layered in its sense of a unique world.