Thursday, December 18, 2014

Review: The Hobbit Battle of the Five Armies

I saw The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies yesterday in IMAX 3D, and it was amazing.

To be fair, I'd watch paint dry in Middle Earth if it was Peter Jackson's Middle Earth. I am that in love with the way he has brought that world to life over these 6 movies. Do I approve of all the story choices? No. Do I think he overused CGI at some points? Yes. Am I willing to overlook those issues for 3 more hours of hobbits and dwarves, wizards and wraiths? Hell yes!

Should you go see The Battle of the Five Armies? If you liked the other Hobbit movies, yes. If you didn't? No. It's pretty much that simple.

Now, I'm going to discuss a few things below that might count as spoilers.

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Here's a funny picture, but seriously, spoilers below.


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Ok, here they are, the spoilers!

I loved Dain on the pig! I loved the war rams too!! Seeing the dwarves fighting the orcs was great, especially the shield wall. I wish the orcs had been a little less Uruk-like. Thranduil's elk was awesome. "Because it was real" hit me right in the gut. Even though I wasn't a big fan of the inclusion of Tauriel, since I felt the storyline was unnecessary, I appreciate what Evangeline Lilly did with the character, and enjoyed the eye candy! Some of the orc monsters were a little over the top, but the troll with the stone arch as a helmet was fun. The fight against the ring wraiths? Kick Ass!!

I saw it said somewhere that the Hobbit films aren't great by themselves, but are great as prequels to The Lord of the Rings, and I think I'd agree with that overall. The whole 6 movie series really should be taken as a whole. Can't wait to do a mega-marathon with all 6 extended editions!

1 comment:

  1. It's fine. Just like the rest of the trilogy. As unnecessary as it may have been. Good review.

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