The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies Movie Review

Hey guys it’s Meagan and today I’m here to talk about The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies.

I want to start this by saying that I have read The Hobbit book but that won’t really play into if I like the movie because, it’s a movie. I also wanted to say that I have not seen any of the Lord of the Rings movies, but we’ll bring that up later.

So I’d say that this was a good one-time watch but I don’t see myself rewatching it for any reason unless it’s just TV and I have nothing better to watch. But I would say that it was my favorite of The Hobbit movies and the one that I had the most fun with.

My main problem with the other two movies is that they have to stretch scenes that should be four or five minutes at max, out to be ten minute scenes because they need the run time to be long enough. Then by the time said scene was over, I just didn’t care about what was happening anymore because it had been going on for so long. But luckily I feel like they didn’t have near as much of that in this movie. I also feel like they cut a lot of the cartoony scenes but left just enough to have some funny moments. I also really enjoyed all of the action that went on for a really long time, but it didn’t feel that long until after when I thought back about it. The other thing that I really liked was watching Thorin’s character kinda descend into madness. I just really liked the way they did his character and his relationship with Bilbo— it had me interested even in the slower parts.

With that said, there were slow parts. That’s what happens when you adapt what should be the third act of a novel into a full length movie. But I got home from the movie and was talking to my brother about it and we talked about how there wasn’t much of a plot. The whole plot was the battle, that’s it. But it was a cool battle.  The other small negative I have is that there’s one part where I had no idea what was going on. I’m pretty sure this is due to the fact that I haven’t seen Lord of the Rings and it was something that ties more into those movies, but I shouldn’t have to watch Lord of the Rings to understand a part in The Hobbit. The Hobbit is a prequel, at least introduce the people if they’re gonna be in the movie. It felt like the only reason these character were there was so they could have a scene that tied into Lord of the Rings.

Overall I enjoyed The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies the most of all The Hobbit movies, but I still don’t see myself going out of my way to rewatch it.

Keep watching…

PS. THOSE EAGLES THOUGH! It was like Peter Jackson was just screaming at all the people that nitpick the movies, “YOU WANT EAGLES, WELL HERE’S YOUR EAGLES!” I loved it.



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