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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

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Bilbo and company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.

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Peter Jackson

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Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian McKellen ... Gandalf
Martin Freeman ... Bilbo
Richard Armitage ... Thorin
Ken Stott ... Balin
Graham McTavish ... Dwalin
William Kircher ... Bifur
James Nesbitt ... Bofur
Stephen Hunter ... Bombur
Dean O'Gorman ... Fili
Aidan Turner ... Kili
John Callen ... Oin
Peter Hambleton ... Gloin
Jed Brophy ... Nori
Mark Hadlow ... Dori
Adam Brown ... Ori
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Storyline

After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer's prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is.

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Plot Keywords:

middle earth | orc | hobbit | elf | army | See All (283) »

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Witness the defining chapter of the Middle-Earth saga. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

New Zealand | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hobbit: There and Back Again See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,724,334, 12 December 2014

Gross USA:

$255,119,788

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$956,019,788
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended Edition)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dominic Monaghan: "Merry" from the Lord of the Rings trilogy can be briefly seen during the auction scene. See more »

Goofs

When Legolas is running up the hill with Tauriel he has no quiver but when the camera cuts up to a close-up of him, the quiver is back on his back. See more »

Quotes

Thorin Oakenshield: [calling down the hall, from the armory to Bilbo] Master Baggins, come here.
[Bilbo tentatively wanders over]
Thorin Oakenshield: You're going to need this.
[Thorin holds up the mithril shirt - the same one Bilbo gave Frodo in Fellowship of the Ring]
Thorin Oakenshield: Put it on.
[Bilbo takes it and slips it on over his shirt]
Thorin Oakenshield: This vest is made of silver steel. Mithril, it was called by my forebears. No blade can pierce it.
Bilbo Baggins: [laughing slightly at how he looks] I look absurd! I'm not a warrior, I'm a Hobbit.
Thorin Oakenshield: It is a gift. A token of our ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The film's opening title is divided into two parts: "The Hobbit" appears at the beginning of the film, and after Smaug's death "The Battle of the Five Armies" appears. See more »

Alternate Versions

2015 Extended Edition Blu-ray contains twenty minutes additional footage, including more graphic violence, increasing the run-time to 164 minutes. Due to the extra amount of violence, this version has been rated R by the MPAA. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Only Connect: Episode #11.8 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

The Last Goodbye
Written by Billy Boyd, Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh
Performed by Billy Boyd
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The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies: Despite being the most poorly received it stands as my favorite
1 December 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I was distinctly underwhelmed by the first two Hobbit movies, I thought they were good but just that "Good". They live in the shadow of the Lord Of The Rings movies and simply paled in comparison and so going into The Battle Of The Five Armies I expected more of the same.

According to both IMDb and the profit margin this was the most poorly received of the franchise, clearly people did not like the film by comparison. But as usual, I have to be different.

I consider this to not only be the best of the Hobbit franchise but also hot on the heels in quality as the LOTR trilogy.

The story culminates beautifully and if you can get past the many changes that were made you'll see the finale of a wondrous tale and a battle on screen that blew me away.

Once again the fantastic cast, stunning score, mind blowing effects and sheer beauty envelope you into the world of Middle Earth and I was gripped.

Yes its not flawless, but it is pretty damn close.

The Good:

Amazing opening

Action scenes are brutal

James Nesbitt

Evangeline Lilly

The Bad:

Still a lot of changes

Fili's death was poorly done


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