The official synopsis for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has been released. The last of the second Middle Earth trilogy by Peter Jackson, it will mark the conclusion of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures to the Lonely Mountain and most likely Peter Jackson’s adventures in Middle Earth.
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.
Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.
As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.
So what do you think?
It is looking to me like The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is going to be an excellent conclusion to the Middle Earth adventures that were started with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. It will connect all the Middle Earth stories as they come around full circle and lead from The Hobbit back to The Lord of the Rings. By now Peter Jackson and his crew have shown what to expect. This will be a movie that will be big. It will have some crazy awesome special effects. It will have some awesome moments. And it will probably leave many Lord of the Rings and Hobbit fans wishing there could be more movies from Middle Earth in the future… I know I am already wishing for more.
What do you think? Are you excited for this movie? Will it be a fitting conclusion for all of these Middle Earth movies or will it be a let down? What do you hope to see in it?
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be in theaters on December 17, 2014 in the USA.
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