Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” movies from J.R.R. Tolkein comes to a conclusion with “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” when it opens in theaters later this month.
The movie centers around five armies that make their way to the Lonely Mountain in order to claim its unguarded treasure. Jackson’s “The Battle of the Five Armies ” looks to be the darkest film of the three Hobbit movies with plenty of action.
The cliffhanger of the dragon Smaug from the end of “Desolation of Smaug” leaving his cave after being holed up there for decades with the intention of attacking Lake Town is resolved with in the first 15 minutes of the movie.
With fewer memorable moments then “The Lord of the Rings” movies Peter Jackson gives yet another grand spectacle in wrapping things up in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead.
Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, and Orlando Bloom.
In theaters, December 17, 2014