Despite the fact that these Hobbit films aren’t nearly as good as the original Lord of the Rings trilogy I find myself mildly enthused for this final entry for the franchise. Martin Freeman has done a delectable job portraying a spry Bilbo Baggins and Richard Armitage has had me rooting for him and his people to re-claim the Misty Mountains for the most part. This trailer was hyped by WB as the one to get butts in theaters so let’s see what the big deal is all about.
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“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, 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’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.
Source: Warner Bros.