#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer’s prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is.
Plot: Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor’s mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is marching on Erebor, fueled by the rise of the dark lord Sauron. Dwarves, elves and men must unite, and the hope for Middle-Earth falls into Bilbo’s hands.
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The Lord of The Rings are still occupying the three top places of my top ten movies list. Needless to say I am a fan of Tolkien and his Middle Earth fantasy story. I never felt that The Hobbit series could match the original trilogy but then much of the story in The Hobbit is not really Tolkien’s but produced by Hollywood scriptwriters to embellish the story enough to fill three movies. It is not a bad attempt by any means (for being a Hollywood one) but it does not really reach the heights of The Lord of The Rings.
Still, I quite liked these movies. They are good adventure, fantasy, special effects movies. Thus it saddened me when I went to IMDb and the first things I saw was a bunch of people shouting crap and giving it one star reviews. That is just so much rubbish. This is the third movie and it is not vastly different from the others. If you disliked the first ones so much why go and see this one? Also, the harping about not following the book. At this point that is a nonsense argument. It was fairly obvious that it was not going to follow the book in detail when it was announced that there were going to be three movies and if you did not get it then then you should have gotten it from the other two movies. One star ratings looks more like trolling to me.
Anyway, back to the movie itself. I definitely liked this movie better than the second one. It was on par with the first one for me. There was less silly stuff, less stuff that just felt like fillers and the special effects were generally good.
The story and the implementation is, as I wrote, less filled with fillers as the last movie. At least from my point of view. Still though, the story is not at all up to the standard of the original Tolkien works. It shows that it is a Hollywood product that favors effects and quantity before depth and quality. The battle at the end was epic but at the same time somewhat nonsensical in how people ran back and forth clobbering people and beasts right left and center. I did quite like the ramming troll though.
I have to say that I did not like that weasel Alfrid. Sure he was meant to be disliked but he got tiresome rather quickly. He could have been left out after being pushed into the water as far as I am concerned. After that I just got annoyed every time he appeared and I got especially annoyed by the fact that everyone, even Gandalf, seemed to trust him to actually do what he was told. I was hoping all the way to the finishing scenes that he would meet a gruesome end.
On the whole I definitely liked this movie. It had a “Tolkienesque” athmosphere, decent acting, decent story and loads and loads of special effects. Even though it does not reach the heights of The Lord of The Rings it is definitely great entertainment for the fantasy, not to mention special effects, lovers.
Exactly what it says on the tin – to a fault.
Don’t get me wrong, I like it. However, towards the end ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ definitely begins to drag quite heavily – the impact of what eventually happens did not, to be honest, hit as strongly as it could’ve/should’ve. The pure action is good, but there’s not much to remember about everything else.
None of the characters, with the exception of Richard Armitage (Thorin) and Luke Evans (Bard) I guess, stand out amidst the wall-to-wall battle. Martin Freeman (Bilb), Ian McKellen (Gandalf) & Co. are are of little importance really, which is a shame.
‘The Hobbit’ series, unfortunately, gets inferior as it goes by. Loved the first film, enjoyed the second but this third installment – while passable – leaves me with a feeling of wanting something else from it. Happy to have watched them though, I’d still recommend them for sure.
The weakest of all Peter Jackson’s Tolkien adaptations
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the weakest of all Peter Jackson’s Tolkien adaptations. Even though this is the shortest of the Middle-earth movies, the story drags on as if it were the longest. But I guess that’s what you get when you stretch out one book into three movies. In addition, the battle scenes are so computer generated that they look like in-game cinematics. It’s a shame that this film series had to end on this note.
A well-done send-off to a decent film series
So… That was The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The final film in Peter Jackson’s six-film Middle-Earth saga.
This may just be Jackson’s most ambitious film yet. It has to work as a standalone film, it has to be the final part of a trilogy, and it has to be the bridge between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films. Ambitious?
Let me state for the record that I’m an enormous fan of the Lord of the Rings films. I consider them to be the best trilogy of all time. However, I didn’t really have that same vibe with the Hobbit films. I admit, when I heard they would begin making more Middle-Earth films, I was excited. The thought of returning to Middle-Earth was exhilarating.
Then, in December 2012, the first Hobbit film has its release. I was disappointed. It may have been because I didn’t know what to expect, but it certainly wasn’t what I had hoped it would be. There was too much goofy humor, and it was close to putting me to sleep at times.
Come December 2013, The Desolation of Smaug is released. Looking back, I think that this film was intended to split audiences. This film deviated so much from its source material that, at times, I forgot what I was watching. Suddenly, there was a Dwarf-Elf love story, suddenly Thorin’s company of Dwarfs split up, suddenly they’re fighting Smaug, and then the film ends.
Now, here we are in 2014, with the conclusion to the Hobbit films, The Battle of the Five Armies. This film literally starts off where Desolation left off, with Smaug destroying Lake- Town. A breathtaking sequence. Beautiful visuals remind us that Thorin’s actions will bring some devastating consequences.
However, the sequence loses me a bit by cutting away to the Master of Lake-Town and Alfrid, who I guess were meant to be comic relief, but I ended up wishing they’d die. Not because I didn’t like their characters, but because I thought they were so annoying and distracting from the overall experience.
After a very Lord of the Rings-esque recovery scene, we meet Bilbo and Thorin’s half company of Dwarfs at Erebor, and you can tell Thorin has changed. He’s become sick with the aptly named Dragon Sickness, and Bilbo can tell that something isn’t quite right about him. Little do they know that Azog (Who is, like, the evilest thing ever.) is marching towards Erebor, as well as the Elvenking ‘Mr. Fabulous’ Thranduil, is also moving towards Erebor, resulting in a literal clash of the titans.
What we end up with is an enormous battle, so large in fact, that it shares title with the film. And now is also when Peter Jackson displays his qualities and faults as a film director. He manages to makes his battles very intimate, despite the chaos that you see on the screen. However, he has shown a particular love for goofy stuff, and after three films, he finally almost got it. There still is goofiness for people who crave that, but for the rest of us it comes off as dumb excuses for cheap laughs.
But damn, this film has a lot of CGI. And some of it doesn’t even look finished! Some sequences looked like video game cutscenes at best, and at points I had to take off my 3D glasses because I had no idea what was happening. Note to self: Never see a 3D film again.
However, all things must come to an end, and in this film, there are so many cases that are left unsolved, almost to the point where it baffled me. We’re introduced to Thorin’s cousin, Daín Ironfoot, who I’m pretty sure is a CGI version of Billy Connolly. Suddenly, he’s gone, and we’re left wondering where he went, and we never see what happens to them again. Same thing happens to Beorn, Tauriel, Bard, and *sigh* Alfrid, just to mention a few.
That’s this film’s main problem; It opened too many doors without shutting them. Does that analogy make sense? There’s almost no resolution to any of the characters except for Bilbo, masterfully portrayed by Martin Freeman, by the way. For a film series called The Hobbit, he doesn’t appear nearly enough. I’m looking at you, Tauriel! Get out of the frame!
In conclusion, this is a worthy final installment in The Hobbit Trilogy, and a film I consider to be the best of the three.
Pros: Great acting, well-directed battle sequences, Howard Shore (Need I say more?), good visuals.
Cons: Lack of resolutions, obnoxious characters, too much CGI, some cheesy moments.
All in all a fine holiday film. If you enjoyed the previous Hobbits, you’ll like this one.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 24 min (144 min), 2 hr 44 min (164 min) (Extended Edition)
Genre Adventure, Fantasy
Director Peter Jackson
Writer Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay), Peter Jackson (screenplay), Guillermo del Toro (screenplay), J.R.R. Tolkien (novel)
Actors Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott
Country New Zealand, USA
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 54 nominations.
Production Company WingNut Films
Sound Mix Datasat, Dolby SR, Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.00 : 1 (IMAX 3-D version), 2.35 : 1
Camera Red Epic, Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses
Laboratory Park Road Post, Wellington, New Zealand (on-set digital lab) (digital dailies) (digital intermediate) (as Park Road Post Production)
Film Length 3,958 m (8 reels)
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (48fps) (master format), Dolby Vision, Redcode RAW (5K) (48fps) (dual-strip 3-D) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema (also 3-D version)