Movie Review – the Hobbit Returns in Battle Story

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies is the third, and final, installation of director Peter Jackson’s adaption of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, and primiered on December 10 all over the world.

One would expect that once the thirteen dwarves got inside Erebor (the realm of the Lonely Mountain) and survived Smaug’s wrath, all would be well. But believing the dwarves to be dead, Bard the bowman, who had also slain the dragon, rallies the lake town people and Thranduil, with his army of wood elves.

They march to the lonely mountain to collect the treasure within, only to find the dwarves unhurt and alive. A bloodless siege ensues with Thorin Oaksenshield refusing to share the gold and calling for aide from Dain Ironfoot, leader of the dwarves of the Iron Hills, despite Bilbo the hobbit’s desperate pleas (now three armies were on the field).

Before a battle could break out, however, Gandalf the grey wizard intervenes and reveals that while they were bickering amongst themselves, a much more impending evil force of the Goblins of the Misty Mountains and Grey Mountains, under Bolg the white Orc, is about to attack.

This makes the armies band together for a common cause and draw out a battle plan against the Goblin army. Soon the Goblins, Wargs, and a cloud of Bats ‘like a sea of locusts’ arrives (and now four armies were on the field).

And just when you think the men of Dale, the Wood Elves and Dwarves are surely losing, a number of Giant Eagles of the Misty Mountains arrives (the fifth army), led by the Great Eagle and the tide of battle begins to turn against the Goblins…

The movie opens today at The Hub, Oasis mall.

Source : The Observer

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