Timeless Classics: The Battle of the Five Armies

Timeless Classics: The Battle of the Five Armies

Peter Jackson gave his The Hobbit trilogy adaptation to a good yet timeless enough finale with The Battle of the Five Armies (2014). It helped pick up directly where The Desolation of Smaug (2013) left off to fiery and dragon slaying results.

However, this is where the real battle began with five armies of men, elves, dwarves, orcs and wargs. The death of Smaug caused a psychological effect on many of the people including the Dwarvish captain, Thorin (Richard Armitage). It was one of the last films featuring Christopher Lee before his tragic death in 2015. The Extended Edition is dedicated to him.

The effects of the orcs, especially Azog (Manu Bennett) are revolutionary as Jackson’s previous five film adaptations of the Middle-Earth were. It is also the shortest of Jackson’s Middle-Earth films.

Since it naturally took place before The Lord of the Rings adaptation trilogy, it did not end with a great one but for those who only wanted to see The Hobbit film trilogy, this is perfect, anyway.

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