"When greed is afoot, only darkness can prevail"
"Battle Of The Five Armies" brings everything we've grown to love about Bilbo's Unexpected Journey to a close. But not without one helluva fight!
The Hobbit spared no expense bringing out the big guns in this one, we're talking everyone from The Orcs to the Dwarves and even ol' Smaug stepped out to stretch his wings.
Fortunately, we had the clever Bilbo to keep everything in perspective and on the lighter side of the blade. Want to know more? Let's Unhinge...
What Is The Battle About?
Okay so, this Epic battle is over the almighty dollar, but in the Hobbit's case, Gold! Now, we're not talking a couple of pieces or even a dump truck full. We're talking enough gold to fill the Grand Canyon!
Ever since Smaug was run out of his cave in "The Desolation", the golden honey soaking the mountain's floor triggered the biggest Gold Rush in Hobbit history. It's all anyone can do to keep from stepping over themselves to get a taste.
You'd think with this much gold, there's plenty to go around, but not quite. You see, Thorin kinda likes the idea of having all that glowing metal under his feet. One could say he's literally drunk with the toxic metal's insatiable power. To even ponder caressing a few coins could prove more than deadly!
But even with Thorin's raw thirst for Gold and his quest to covet the Arkenstone, there are a few more parties interested in the mountain's bounty. And these guys are more powerful, more formidable and infinite in numbers. So the question is how can Thorin expect to hold off not one, but 4 armies all clamoring for his new found treasure?
What happens next is the reason "The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies" earned 90 million in one week!
Any Notable Performances?
Of course, just wait until you see Armitage's captivating performance, as Thorin, blinded by greed. It will blow you away! It's almost like he's on a bad acid trip, striding about talking outside of his mind. Everyone tries to steer him back to safer waters, but the gold has a grip that even Bilbo's flexible face can't budge.
Yeah, we said flexible face..lol If you haven't noticed Freeman is a master of his facial expression. He can take Bilbo from sad to completely dumbfounded with the slightest tilt of his head. Just those two performances alone make the movie worthwhile, but as you know there are many more gems hidden within the folds of the film.
Orlando Bloom anyone?
After Watching, "The Battle Of The Five Armies"
We can finally say that we've seen the mountain and lived to tell the tale. It's been a long road watching this Hobbit's Unexpected Journey, but it was well worth it. We have no regrets and we're happy to have enjoyed this cinematic experience.
Being longtime fans of the classic 70s cartoon, we're going to say that Biblo's story was our fave, as it wasn't as dark and serious as the "Lord Of The Rings" Trilogy. Now you may disagree, but everyone has an opinion right?
What'd you think of the film? Are you going to go see it this weekend?
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