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Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 12/16/2014 by McCutcheon


Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, and Benedict Cumberbatch

Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images, 144 minutes, Fantasy/Action/Adventure

Compare to: Thor: The Dark World (2013), Dracula Untold (2014)

The third and final installment of The Hobbit trilogy, it’s a bit tough to leave out the adaption changes certain Hobbit/LOTR fans have put in my mind. While many adaptions tend to leave out details that are important to the written story, The Hobbit trilogy has opted to add in many original subplots to the tale.

That being said, adaption changes aren’t relevant to the quality of a movie but based on fan preference and any movie should be judged as it’s own work if the story itself allows it. And with Five Armies being the third in a trilogy, how does it stack up to the first two? Continue reading