The Hobbit

The Hobbit

The Battle of the Five Armies

DVD - 2015
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The epic conclusion to the adventures of Bilbo Baggins. The dragon 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 attempts to make him see reason.


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I was laughing until the Dol Guldur scene
Then I was screaming in rage
Tolkien is rolling over in his grave right now
Just saying
Okay I'll be helpful now. I thought the cinematography was good, the cgi was eh, and the plot was completely screwed. The battle of five armies was fairly consistent with the book, I have zero sympathy for Tauriel, and most everything was messed up.
Bard killing Smaug was nicely done though, and that's why I gave it 3 1/2 stars instead of 2. They did a VERY good job of Bard.

Nov 20, 2018

Not as good as the book but that is usally the case. but i really liked it! i would give it a 4 and a half stars! i would recomend it. the love tringle was annoying but if you look over that it was a really good movie! i really injoyed it!

Oct 30, 2018

Every single scene with the mayors weird side-kick guy made me so irrationally angry. Why was he even in the movie? Why?

Sep 08, 2018

Good production quality, acting, & effects, but the 3 film series is almost 7.5 hours of non-stop fighting, and though it's done pretty well, it's the just the same thing, over, and over, and over (and over). After a while, since you know exactly how the fight scenes will go, and progress (with all the Follywood clichés, e.g. NOTHING will kill the main bad guys until the end, and certain people are "sacrificed" regardless), the circumstances each confrontation takes place in, just become a blur, with the same responses and 'clichéic' dialog. In fact, some of the arguments/disagreements/conflicts within the group seem very manufactured, and are just done over & over, after they've been resolved. More time could be spent on the story, and the whole thing done in half the time.
I also feel that the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy does this to a certain degree, but there is much more regarding the story, and some change ups.

It's a feast for the eyes, but the dwarven and elven armies look a little too CG. Alfrid Lickspittle (yes, that is really his name) gets FAR too much screentime and is a completely unnecessary character. The theatrical version was missing a lot of key plotpoints however; what happens to the Arkenstone? Thorin's funeral? Who becomes king now? The Extended version makes up for it, but frankly, the theatrical version feels very weak without the added scenes, especially compared to the Lord of the Rings films. In short: all spectacle, little substance.

Jun 01, 2018

This dvd is just Awefull. Horrible, I don't know if this was supposed to be a comedy or tragedy. I mean I was thinking to myself, " What in the hell am I watching?" The dragon speaking to a guy trying to kill him, a dwarf king who just does the opposite, a dwarf who says that he will not sit back and wait while his cousins dwarfs are fighting (which is what they are doing), Bilbo gives the stone to the elf's to try to end the war, and then the elf's just quit fighting and go home. What a terrible series these 3 movies, awesome book.... Terrible movie (all 3 parts). God awfully bad.

Jan 02, 2018

Not a bad movie. The battle and violence really picked up though. The Battle of the Five Armies wasn't as good as the first one, but better then the 2nd. READ THE BOOKS FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dec 29, 2017

Alas, this movie is an obscenity.
Peter Jackson, having crafted magnificent videos
of each book of the LOTR trilogy,
true to both the spirit and words of Tolkien’s monumental text,
chose to treat this prequel as mere buffoonish cartoon,
much like Disney’s animated versions of classic fairy tales.
Such a sad waste of this superb cast,
and a despicable bait-and-switch cheat to the viewers.
Far better to listen to the audiobook version by Rob Inglis.

Nov 23, 2017

I liked this Sci-Fi DVD. It is not appropriate for children. There is a lot of violence. I like the whole series. I like the whole series for "The Hobbit" and "The Lord Of The Rings". I recommend watching "The Hobbit" first.

Nov 23, 2017

I liked this Sci-Fi DVD. It is not appropriate for children. There is a lot of violence. I like the whole series. I like the whole series for "The Hobbit" and "The Lord Of The Rings". I recommend watching "The Hobbit" first.

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Oct 21, 2016

Bilbo Baggins: "I am not dead, presumed or otherwise!"

M_ALCOTT May 16, 2015


(Still reading? Well, I warned you.)

Tauriel: [speaking to Thranduil, while crying over Kili's body] They want to bury him.
Thranduil: Yes.
Tauriel: If this is love, I do not want it. Take it from me, please. Why does it hurt so much?
Thranduil: Because it was real.
Tauriel: [cradles Kili's hand in hers and leans down to kiss him]

May 01, 2015

(Bard) Will you have peace, or war?
(Thorin) I will have war.

May 01, 2015

"I know that dwarves can be obstinate and pigheaded and difficult. And suspicious and secretive, with the worst manners you can possibly imagine. But they are also brave and kind, and loyal to a fault. I've grown very fond of them, and I would save them if I can." -Bilbo Baggins :)

"I'm going to kill that piece of filth"--Thorin Oakenshield

Apr 04, 2015

If more people... valued home above gold... this world would be a merrier... place. Gandalf

Mar 31, 2015

Bilbo: One day I'll remember. Remember everything that happened: the good, the bad, those who survived... and those that did not.

Gandalf: You are a very fine fellow, Mr Baggins, and I am very fond of you. But you are really just a little fellow, in a wide world.

Thorin: ... But the treasure in this mountain does not belong to the people of Laketown (spoke like dragon Smaug) ... This gold is ours. And ours alone. On my life, I will not part with a single coin. Not one piece of it.

Laura_X Mar 26, 2015

If this is love, I don't want it. Take it away, please! Why does it hurt so much?


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Oct 21, 2016

Violence: Quite a bit here. Orcs, elves, dwarves, men, every side loses quite a few here. Tauriel gets thrown around, we see several characters die.

Violence: Lots of it. Brutal killing. Brutal fighting. Not good for little kids. It's rated PG-13 for a reason.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Same diff.


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