Ok, I don’t know if this is going to be what anyone expects, but frankly, I’m really glad the whole Middle Earth film adaptations are done. it’s not that Battle of the Five Armies was bad or anything, because it’s not. But The Hobbit really only needed to be two films at most, and there’s this whole scene where Sauron sort of makes an appearance that they added, and the whole thing sort of has made me a bit desensitized to the epic fantasy. I don’t know, there’s just SO much and though this is the third and closing part of The Hobbit, I just feel like I’m tapped out with Middle Earth stuff.
So, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies is the third and final part of the book The Hobbit, and it’s certainly the most action packed part of the story. And it all looks great, acting is solid and whatever – if you liked the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the book The Hobbit, you will like this. And of course you have to see it to get closure and see how it all turns out or whatever.
Sure, I enjoyed it. But again, I’m glad it’s all over and we can move onto other things. Beyond this, I feel like actually reviewing this is kind of repetitious. It’s still a grand accomplishment for Peter Jackson to have directed all of this and certainly he put us in that world in a way perhaps no one expected to be possible. For that alone he gets props. And to those looking for a satisfying conclusion to The Hobbit, surely they get it with Battle of the Five Armies. There is all kinds of dramatic orc battling to be had.
But after a while, for me, it all starts to be a bit numbing, so I’m happy to put this behind us. Besides, there are an awful lot of Marvel movies to prepare for, right? I’m sure some people somewhere are wishing the same thing about Marvel movies as I’m saying about the Middle Earth films. The only difference is, the Marvel movies aren’t going anywhere for a long time. So, unless Peter Jackson decides to make another trilogy out of the book The Silmarillion, well…Oh, my, frankly that’s just too exhausting for me to contemplate right now.
All that being said, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies garners a solid 4 kittenhands, despite being glad it’s over.
~ Neil T. Weakley, your average movie-goer, telling you I really did like it, definitely. It’s just, enough, you know?