A Fantastic Final Film For A Fantastic Trilogy (Some Spoilers!)

Posted by Josh on March 10, 2015 in Entertainment, Movie Review |

Although The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies , the final film of The Hobbit Trilogy, got mixed reviews from critics and regular viewers alike, I loved this film.  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey wasn’t even as good in my opinion, and that was my favorite movie ever….until this film.  Stop reading: Watch the trailer below.  If you still think The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies is an okay movie than (a) you are crazy!, (b) you are going to be hard to convince, and (c) keep reading because I have a whole article below to make you realize what a good movie the third Hobbit film is!


I love this move the most out of all the other movies in the trilogy, and I love the trilogy as a whole.  While I will agree some complaints can be made about the series, with these complaints mostly being encompassed in the second film, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, for director Peter Jackson completely changing the story in the second half of the film.  But the first and third films, well you’d have to be extremely picky to find anything against their being great movies.  The first and third Hobbit movies stuck to the story in the book and even expounded on it (like telling you where on Middle-Earth Gandalf went every time he precariously disappeared to run “errands” of his, something the book never filled in).  That is what made the first and third Hobbit film so much better than the second film.  But here in this post I’m going to single out the third Hobbit film and show the reasons why it was a phenomenal movie.

Smaug was amazing and a special effects wonder.

Sure in the Desolation of Smaug we first saw Smaug for a prolonged period of time and he was awesome but he didn’t destroy anything and he didn’t really fly either (we got a glimpse of him fly when we saw him soar toward Lake-Town to destroy it at the end of the film).  That changes quickly in the third film as the movie starts out with Smaug’s coming to Lake-Town and destroying it and although he is shortly after killed by Bard, watching this monstrous dragon soar around Lake-Town with fire-spewing out of his mouth and then watch him taunt Bard as he plods towards him as Bard takes aim was amazing and definitely one of the best special effects wonders I have ever seen.


The Battle of Dol Goldur made the movie for me.

Come on; you have to admit that was spooky but yet totally awesome.  Watching Galdriel rescue Gandalf from Sauron and then force Sauron to show himself for a duel, and Sauraman and Elrond fight the Nine, which probably one of the best fight scenes of the entire film series.  These scenes with Dol Guldur are probably my favorite scenes in all the Hobbit movies for they bridge the gap of the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, telling you how Sauron reappeared, how and why he returned to Mordor and fills in the major plot holes in the story of the Hobbit of where Gandalf went all those times on his “errands”.  And just personally, Elrond, Galdriel, and Sauraman are three of the coolest character in the Hobbit series if you ask me even if they are only, briefly, in the first and third films.

Bard was cool and Legolas was, well, Legolas

Bard was probably another character that made the movie for me.  His heroic mannerism and couragous, swash-buckling acts make him one of the coolest characters in the movie (also the fact that Bard uses his head while all the other characters, except Bilbo, are acting out of anger or other emotions or moved by the lust for gold).  Also actor Luke Evans did a perfect job portraying Bard, and Peter Jackson did an obviously great job casting him, for he fit Bard’s character from the book perfectly, and Bard looked exactly what I had pictured him looking like from the book.  Legolas is also probably one of the coolest character in the series.  He always escapes every fight without a scratch and always wins every fight he participates in.  And the feats he enacts in battle are almost things you would see superheros doing (like “driving” a mountain troll into a tower to knock it down to use as a bridge to get across a gorge to save Tauriel from Bolg; pretty awesome, right?).  Put him and Bard together and you have a pair of awesome characters from the Hobbit series.

Bard the Bowman



In this movie I felt you got to know, sympathize and love the characters the best.

In this movie there really wasn’t any character that you didn’t love (except for all the villlians, of course).  Bilbo makes the series and he was awesome in the previous two films but was at his best.  His heroic acts, wisdom, wit, and personality all come out in a way in this movie that make you love him even better.  Sorry Lord of the Rings fans, but Frodo can’t even compare to Bilbo.  Then there is Thorin.  I for one liked Thorin but he can be annoying with his stubbornness and his constant frown.  But at the end of the first film he becomes cool because he overcomes his belittling of Bilbo and saying he is useless and becomes a lovable, cool character.  That is why his tragic ending is definitely a little tear-jerking no doubt.  The list goes on; as I said above, Legolas and Bard were two of the best characters, Gandalf was awesome as ever (I mean he can’t get any better than he already is can he?), I mean even Thandruil was likeable and cool in this movie, and the other dwarves of Thorin’s company were at their best as well.  The list can go on but I think the point is clearly made that the characters in this movie were all very awesome.

As the series’ final film, all the characters in the trilogy appeared in it, which made the film even more exciting.

Bilbo, Gandalf, Thorin, Balin, Fili, Kili, Azog, Bolg, Smaug, Bard, Legolas, Thandruil, Elrond, Sauraman, Galdriel, Beorn, Radagast; the list could go on and on of all the cool characters in the movie.  I mean even Sauron and the Nine were in it!  If there is a movie who’s cast of characters is cooler, bigger, or better, I’d like to see it!  Personally, it was putting all these cool characters into one movie that made this film the best.


The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies is my favorite movie of the Hobbit series and probably my favorite movie out of the whole Hobbit/Lord of the Rings series.  The relationship you felt with the characters, the amazing scenes with Smaug and Sauron in them, the action-packed battle scenes, and the moving ending made this movie have something for everyone and makes it clearly the highlight of the epic  Hobbit series.



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  • Connie Saba says:

    You did a fantastic write up on the movie. I didn’t read it or see the movie, but I really did enjoy reading what you wrote about it. Great Job!!!

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