[Movie Review] The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies


An epic ending to another exciting journey through the world of middle earth. Director Peter Jackson, who helmed The Lord of The Rings trilogy saga in the early 2000s, brings his special touch to another J.R.R. Tolkien treasure.

After diving into young Bilbos’ journey with Gandalf and Thorin to reclaim the dwarf homeland from the dragon Smaug (The Terrible), Jackson seeks to close another trilogy with a bang. In my opinion, he certainly did that in this film, which in summation is one gigantic climax, with a few strong enough emotional moments to bring it all together.
Considering that a chunk of story was covered in the first two films, it’s only fitting that the movie goes into all out war mode in the prelude to the next battle for middle earth. I rate this one a solid 3.5 stars.


Review by Sean Daniel Stephens, Austin Texas
Born September 12 1989 in Killeen, Texas, Sean is a  Licensed phlebotomist, an aspiring filmmaker and film enthusiast.  “Growing up, I always had a love for films. That is how I bonded with family and friends. Along with my love for books, films helped to open up my imagination to new worlds and ideas.”

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