The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett Movie Review

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)   3/53/53/53/53/5

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Final Conflict

Bilbo, Thorin and the other Dwarves have unintentionally released Smaug from the Lonely Mountain and endangered the residents of Lake-town. Bilbo has to make a difficult decision when Thorin puts his desire to find the royal jewel Arkenstone before his loyalty to his friends. Meanwhile, Gandalf discovers that the evil Sauron has returned, commanding a horde of Orcs to attack the Lonely Mountain. Bilbo and his friends must fight for their survival as five armies meet in battle.

Anyone who has read my other reviews of the "Hobbit" movies and "The Lord of the Rings" movies will be well aware they are never my thing and I have to be honest each movie has caused me to fall asleep and then have to watch again for the purpose of reviewing. But even though the story of Middle Earth, Bilboa and all the other characters is not my thing I can appreciate how those who are in to J.R.R. Tolkien's will have enjoyed these movies with their amazing special effects, epic nature and a lot of familiar faces in amongst the cast.

What surprised me when I sat down to watch "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" was that I actually enjoyed this movie than I was expecting. Okay so I may not have followed the story like some will have but the action based nature of this final movie made it a lot more entertaining. And whilst I am not a fan of movies which simply try to wow with special effects I have to say the special effects in this final movie did wow me. I will admit that when the movie ended there was some thing a little emotional about the way it ended. And believe it or not I am actually contemplating watching all 6 movies again one after the other in the hope that maybe I will follow them better and get to appreciate what others saw in them.

What this all boils down to is that "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" ended up the most entertaining of these movies for me and that is because it is mostly 2 hours of action. But again I didn't really get in to the story.