Film Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Richard Armitage, Luke Evans) Final heroic fight presages the rise of ultimate evil

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, with Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace & Aiden Turner.  Director, Peter Jackson.  This last of the Hobbit films ends an era for me, with thoughts of when I first saw a trailer for the Lord of the Rings trilogy many years ago; with friends that are now dead & gone, & a world that no longer exists.  The depicted heroics were a fitting farewell & I raise a glass to departed comrades as well as enjoying the finale of such a great fantasy series by a brilliant director.

This was about the story, with each of the actors’ characters in a team effort to win against malignancy.  No one stole the spotlight because each was a glittering nova, carrying historical baggage in tow, respectively.  The genius of this final act, being the director’s orchestration of the brutality of war & an equal share of tears & relief for each of these characters’ destinies.

If I really had to choose a standout it would be the estimable Evans, as bard, in his rescue of the people of Lake-town & his victory over the dragon Smaug.  The actor personified the hero & most excellently portrayed what I have always considered the most daring of all Tolkien’s characters.  Bringing him to life in a way that will forever instill an importance in the fight against over-whelming power, into this underdog, one of many people in this fictitious universe.

I had purposely not re-read the series that I had originally enjoyed in childhood, so that the long forgotten exploits & people would indeed be fresh again.  I was rewarded in a new experience throughout the whole Hobbit adventure.  As a child, I found it inspiring.  As an adult, I found it simply amazing.

I recommend the film on the merits of its beauty, exceptional talent, galaxy of stars & obvious effort.

I am glad I saw it & glad it’s over.  Onward!

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  1. The previous two films of the Hobbit were a sort of a disappointment to me because i expected them to be T Lord of the Rings and they were not, This final chapter seems to be much more exciting.