The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the third and final part of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” film trilogy.
It picks up where The Desolation of Smaug left off, with Bilbo and his companions venturing through Mirkwood Forest in an attempt to capture Gollum. Meanwhile, Sauron has gathered the Nazgul for a full attack on Lake-town.
- 1 The Storyline of the Movie
- 1.1 Cast and Characters
- 1.2 Overall Review
- 1.3 Audience Review
- 1.4 Critics
- 1.5 Ratings
- 1.6 Box Office
The Plot of the Movie
Smaug enflames Laketown while Bilbo and the Dwarves watch from the Lonely Mountain. Bard escapes jail and kills Smaug with the black arrow. His body smashes the Master of Laketown and his gang as they flee on a boat with the town’s wealth.
Bard leads Laketown’s residents to seek sanctuary among Dale’s ruins. Following Bilbo’s lead, Thorin hunts feverishly for the Arkenstone, which Bilbo had previously discovered but buried. Hearing that Laketown survivors had fled to Dale, he seals the Lonely Mountain’s entrance.
The trio arrives at Dol Guldur to rescue Gandalf and Radagast. They overcome the Nazgûl and then confront a shapeless Sauron. Then Galadriel overcomes him and drives him and his men to the East.
Azog sends his son Bolg to Mount Gundabad to call their second army. Bolg’s army marches past Legolas and Tauriel, led by Orc berserkers and enormous bats. He and his Elven army come into Dale to rescue a treasure from the Dwarf king Thrór. Bard begs Thorin for the riches promised to Laketown, but Thorin refuses. Thranduil rejects Gandalf’s warning to Bard and Thranduil about Azog.
Bilbo steals the Arkenstone from Erebor and gives it to Thranduil and Bard to avoid conflict. Thorin rejects the plan fiercely, while Bilbo criticizes his avarice. Gandalf saves Bilbo from Thorin. A fight of Dwarves versus Elves and Men occurs until Azog’s army arrives. Dáin, Thranduil, and Bard join forces with Gandalf and Bilbo to fight the Orcs. When the Orcs invade Dale, Bard must withdraw his soldiers to protect the city.
As Thorin’s party returns to Erebor, Dale starts to heal under Bard’s leadership, and Bilbo returns to the Shire with Gandalf. As they split on the boundaries of the Shire, Gandalf confesses to knowing about Bilbo’s Ring and cautions him, despite Bilbo’s assurances. In Bag End, Bilbo finds his possessions auctioned off since he was considered dead. He cancels the transaction and begins cleaning up, showing he still has the Ring. On Bilbo’s 111th birthday, Gandalf visits him.
The Climax of the Movie
After Gandalf tells Bilbo about his role in the war, they part ways. Gandalf returns to Middle-earth while Bilbo returns home with a renewed sense of adventure. The dwarves reclaim their homeland from the orcs, and Bilbo helps to bury Thorin. They all go on a final fishing trip together before Frodo leaves for Mount Doom.
The movie’s end shows Bard with his family, years after the Battle of Five Armies, and he is content in knowing that all went well during the war despite not participating himself. Azog is killed by Thranduil’s son, Legolas, in battle. Dáin and his son Thorin are restored to their rightful kingship and rule over the Dwarves for many years. Gandalf continues to protect Middle-earth from evil until he dies at 900. Bilbo’s old friends from the Shire come to visit him, and he lives out his days in peace.
The film concludes with a narration by Gandalf explaining how Bilbo’s journey ultimately helped save the world. Saruman is not shown as being involved in the Battle of Five Armies in the movie. Nor does he have any direct role in Bilbo’s journey home.
Gandalf mentions that he had suspicions about Saruman all along and was only waiting for a chance to investigate further. Sauron was defeated when Frodo Baggins destroyed his ringwraith body at Mount Doom; consequently, Gandalf no longer has reason to worry about him.
The Storyline of the Movie
The Battle of the Five Armies is the third and final part of The Hobbit trilogy. It was released on December 17, 2014. The film was directed by Peter Jackson and written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro.
It is based on the novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, set in Middle-earth during an age of heroic adventure when the heroes of the Lord of the Rings fought against Sauron and his servants. The Battle of the Five Armies begins when Thorin Oakenshield (played by Richard Armitage), leader of the Dwarves, sets out to reclaim his kingdom from the dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch).
With an army of Orcs and Wargs at their side, Thorin and his kin journey into Mirkwood Forest in search of elven treasure. There they discover that Sauron has returned and is besieging Lonely Mountain, home to Thranduil (Orlando Bloom) and his people.
Meanwhile, in the Shire, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) has been living quietly with Gandalf (Ian McKellen). The wizard informs Bilbo of an enormous task that he must undertake: to journey into Middle-earth and seize the Ring of Power from Sauron. Bilbo is reluctant at first but eventually agrees to join Gandalf on his quest.
They then leave for Rivendell, where they meet up with the hobbit Glorfindel (Elijah Wood), who explains Elven’s magic and gives them horses for their journey. The group then sets out into the dangerous Wilderland, where they must avoid meeting up with unwanted companies like Orcs and Goblins.
The journey takes them to the Mines of Moria, where Gandalf goes missing after coming into contact with a rock creature called a Balrog (voiced by Christopher Lee). Bilbo leads the group through deadly traps and tunnels to find him. At the end of their ordeal, they finally reach Mount Doom and confront Sauron himself – only to discover that he has already been defeated thanks to Gandalf’s earlier work.
Cast and Characters
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the third and final part of the trilogy based on the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. It is a prequel to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and was released on December 17, 2014. The film is directed by Peter Jackson and stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, James Nesbitt.
1.Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
Bilbo’s life in the Shire, typified by aspects such as tobacco availability and mail service, is reminiscent of the English middle class throughout the Victorian and Edwardian periods. This contradicts the far ancient world of Dwarves and Elves.
Tolkien modeled Bilbo on the designer William Morris’s Icelandic trips; Morris valued his domestic comforts but evolved through his adventurous wandering. Bilbo’s quest has been seen as a grace pilgrimage in which he matures in knowledge and virtue, as well as a psychological journey towards completeness.
2.Ian Holm as Old Bilbo Baggins
Bilbo is a hobbit who, after being lost in the wilderness for years and finding himself separated from his troupe of dwarves, sets off on an adventure to reclaim his treasure stolen by Gollum.
3.Ian Mckellen as Gandalf the Grey
Gandalf is a powerful wizard and servant of the Lord of the Rings who teams up with Bilbo Baggins to help him reclaim his treasure from Gollum.
4.Richard Armitage as Thorin Ii Oakenshield
Thorin Oakenshield appears in J. R. R. Tolkien’s 1937 book The Hobbit as a fictitious character. Thorin is the head of the Dwarven Company, who is attempting to retake the Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug.
He is the grandson of Thráin II and becomes King of Durin’s Folk after their exile from Erebor. Thorin’s backstory is expanded upon in Tolkien’s 1955 book The Return of the King’s Appendix A, as well as in Unfinished Tales.
5.Orlando Bloom as Legolas
In J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, Legolas (pronounced [llas]) is a fictitious character. He is a Woodland Realm Sindar Elf and one of the Fellowship’s nine members who tried to destroy just One Ring. He is good buddies with the dwarf Gimli. According to critics, Legolas seems to be a typical Elf in the novel, with superhuman skills such as seeing farther than anyone else in Rohan and detecting the memory of a long-lost Elvish civilization in the stones of Hollin.
The Battle of the Five Armies is the third and final part of the Hobbit trilogy. It is a two-part film released in 2014 and 2015. Peter Jackson directed the film, which was produced by New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), and WingNut Films. Jackson also wrote the screenplay for all three films.
Overall, the Battle of the Five Armies is a very passionate and well-made film. While some viewers found it anticlimactic, others appreciated all that went into making this movie. Regardless of someone’s individual opinion, Battle of the Five Armies is still an epic-length movie that most viewers will enjoy.
“The result is at once the trilogy’s most fascinating episode, its most expedient (at a fairly short 144 minutes), and also its darkest—both artistically and in terms of the forces that rise in the minds of mankind, dwarves, and orcs equally,” Variety’s Scott Foundas stated.
“After six films, 13 years, and 1031 minutes of total running time, Peter Jackson has ended his immensely remunerative genuflection at the altar of J.R.R. Tolkien with a picture that may be the most merely enjoyable of any in the collection,” said Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter.
“This film is a fitting finish to a lengthy series that, if nothing else, has redefined Tolkien’s status in the broader society,” The Guardian’s Andrew Pulver observed. IGN Movies’ Chris Tilly commented, “The final Hobbit picture has a touch too much padding, and the most delicate moment is without a doubt the first.
However, the primary fight is stunning, and when ‘The Age of Orc’ approaches, it brings the narrative to a close in a rousing and dramatic manner.” The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, according to Russell Baillie of The New Zealand Herald, is “awesome.” “It’s not quite the ‘defining chapter’ of Jackson’s Middle-earth career that it’s been described as. But, in terms of action, it definitely goes out with a bang.”
According to the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the film had a 59 percent approval rating based on 261 reviews, with an average rating of 6.30 out of 10. “Though slightly overwhelmed by its own splendor, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies concludes Peter Jackson’s second Middle-earth trilogy on a rather satisfactory note,” the consensus says.
The film also has a Metacritic score of 59 out of 100, which is based on 46 reviews from critics and indicates “mixed or mediocre reviews.” Cinema audiences awarded the film an average grade of “A–” on a scale ranging from A+ to F in CinemaScore surveys conducted during the film’s opening weekend, the same quality they gave its predecessor.
Like its predecessors, the Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was a commercial success. It has generated a total of $962.2 million globally, including $255.1 million in the United States and Canada and $707.1 million in other countries. It made over $956 million in its first theatrical release, making it the second-highest-grossing picture of 2014.
(behind Transformers: Age of Extinction). According to Deadline Hollywood, the net profit was $103.4 million. Despite predictions from numerous commentators, the film failed to hit the $1 billion mark at the box office. Due to “plunging exchange rates around the globe” that year, The Battle of the Five Armies was unlikely to gross $1 billion worldwide, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and Warner Bros.
and MGM would ultimately take in nearly $90 million less than expected due to the rising dollar and plunging foreign currencies. Despite this failure, Forbes called the trilogy “an unmitigated cash grand-slam for all stakeholders involved.”
If you are a fan of The Hobbit and have not yet seen the latest installment, then you will be glad to know that it is finally here! It’s been over 20 years since the first film in the series was released, but now fans can finally experience this epic story on the big screen. Check out our blog post for more information about this latest release and how it compares to other films in the franchise.
1.What Happens in the Hobbit the Battle of the Five Armies?
Ans: As you might have guessed from the title, this is the final installment in Peter Jackson’s trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit. In this film, Bilbo Baggins and his fellow dwarves fight against a powerful army led by Smaug the Dragon to rescue their friend Frodo Baggins from Mount doom. There are plenty of action-packed moments and scenes throughout the movie that will leave fans on the edge of their seats.
2.Is the Battle of the Five Armies a Good Movie?
Ans: There is no doubt that The Battle of the Five Armies is a highly action-packed movie, and it’s sure to entertain fans of this genre. However, some reviewers have noted that the plot feels rushed and that certain aspects feel derivative of other popular movies in this genre. Despite these criticisms, most people who have seen the movie say that it’s an entertaining watch overall.
3.What Is the Battle of the Five Armies Based on?
Ans: The Battle of the Five Armies is based on the final chapter in The Hobbit, which was not originally intended to be a movie trilogy. Rather, this section was meant to serve as an appendix for the novel and provide an additional backstory about crucial characters. There are some minor plot changes from the book that were made for the film adaptation.
4.Who Survived the Battle of Five Armies?
Ans: As is often the case in epic films, many essential characters die at the end of The Battle of Five Armies. This includes Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey, Thorin Oakenshield, and Radagast the Brown (among others). However, whether any of these deaths have consequences for later events in Tolkien’s world is left open.
5.Why Did the Battle of the Five Armies Happen in the Hobbit?
Ans: The Battle of the Five Armies is based on events that occur late in The Hobbit after Frodo Baggins has been sent away to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring. In this final chapter, Smaug the Dragon attacks Gandalf and his company multiple times as they make their way towards Mount doom. Fortunately, Thorin Oakenshield eventually defeats Smaug and saves Frodo from certain death.