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Hobbit, The: Battle of the Five Armies (Extended Edition) (Blu-ray)
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson returns to Middle-earth with the final of three films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's enduring masterpiece. Set in Middle-earth 60 years before the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy, the adventure follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of dwarves on a journey into wild, treacherous lands swarming with beasts of every ilk. After reaching Erebor and encountering the dragon Smaug, Five Armies assemble for an epic battle that could decide the future of all in Middle-earth. The Extended Edition film is 20 minutes longer with new and extended scenes not seen in the theatrical release.
- Digital Copy Expiration Date : November 17, 2018
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medR R (Restricted)
- Product Dimensions : 7 x 5.45 x 0.6 inches; 6.4 Ounces
- Item model number : 35226210
- Director : Peter Jackson
- Media Format : NTSC, Blu-ray
- Release date : November 17, 2015
- Actors : Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish
- Producers : Carolynne Cunningham, Alan Horn, Toby Emmerich, Zane Weiner, Ken Kamins
- Studio : WarnerBrothers
- ASIN : B014GJBU68
- Writers : Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro
- Number of discs : 3
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,740 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The Battle of the Five Armies again takes a lot of liberty in the adaptation of the book to the screen. Which - once again - might upset the story purists but that has been done well. The story-line wraps up nicely and by the end of the 2 hours and 43 minutes you can roll right on through watching all the Lord of the Rings movies.
But, there is also a little bit of the problem that I had with this movie. There clearly has been the idea with the studios to outdo the Lord of the Ring in scale. Which makes no real sense. The Lord of the Rings is the build-up to where the world goes to war. But somehow, the war that we get in The Battle of the Five Armies features armies that look larger than even the battle at Gondor, and they dwarf the armies of the Orcs and the Uruks for Helm's Deep in The Two Towers.
And it does look awesome once again, but because of this, I would advise for a week or so between to sit-throughs of both trilogy; simply not to compare them to each other in too much detail.
Just like the book, this final part of the trilogy is far less a fantasy movie but rather a war movie. It is a great movie, but - just like the book (again) - it feels a bit like an sequel-story building upon the fantasy story that covers the first two movies. I think Peter Jackson did very well to have ended the 'Desolation of Smaug' where it did, and bring the rest of that part of the book to this last movie to not make it a huge difference in movie styles.
The acting is great again, the action sequences are beautifully filmed, and there is again a lot of stunning scenery to be enjoyed. The extra 20 minutes exists mainly of a lot of extra - fantastic - gorey shots during the war. You want to know the 10 best ways to kill an Orc? Well, this is the movie for you.
Enjoy this one as the conclusion of The Hobbit trilogy.
In 'The Battle of The Five Armies' we get to see more of the detail of the battle which we really don't tackle much in the book itself as well as some of the back story into Angmar which I enjoyed. I also loved seeing Billy Connolly as Dane. I thought he was very funny. The film also had a lot more emotion than I thought it would and I loved how the ending takes us right into the The Lord of The Rings. With the style that this new trilogy was done, it actually makes more sense to watch The Lord of The Rings before you tackle The Hobbit.
Peter Jackson truly did this legendary work justice. Tolkien's work was a true labor of love for the material and cinema and I am very happy to have experienced it all.
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Some flaws due to the commercialization of the stories in order to appeal to wider audiences, but the essence is intact and the story telling survives the process.