Are we done with holiday movies yet? Well, that may be a lot to ask but the last Hobbit film, The Battle of the Five Armies, basically just hit theaters. It’s so sad to see the end of such a phenomenal trilogy, and yet, we can’t wait to see it ourselves!
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We’ve followed the journey of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) for two movies now. In An Unexpected Journey, we saw Gandalf (Ian McKellan) arrive at his doorstep with a proposal. Then, poor Bilbo was eaten out of house and home by twelve dwarves and, in time, they were all joined by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage).
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With a song, the dwarves persuade Bilbo to join them on their journey, which is sure to be dangerous. The plan is to take back the dwarves’ ancestral home, the Lonely Mountain, which was stolen from them by the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch), and which is full of treasures. Of course, Thorin Oakenshield and company still have to deal with all of the other dangers that meet with them on the way, which includes trolls and goblins.
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In the second installment, The Desolation of Smaug, the group encounters giant spiders, are captured by wood elves, escape from said wood elves, and are smuggled into Esgaroth by man called Bard (Luke Evans). As it happens, the Bard possess the last black arrow, which is the only one that can kill Smaug. Thorin promises the Master of Lake-town (Stephen Fry) that he will share the dwarves’ wealth with them.
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They finally make it in to the Lonely Mountain, and are forced to sift through the acres of gold objects in an effort to locate the Arkenstone. While Bilbo is trying to do the job he was brought to do, he accidentally wakes Smaug. Most unfortunate. Despite their efforts to kill him, Smaug flies off into the night.
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And that’s where we are now. In The Battle of the Five Armies, Thorin Oakenshield has reclaimed Erebor, and begins a search for the Arkenstone that drives him a bit mad. Meanwhile, Sauron sends Orcs to the Lonely Mountain in a sneak attack. The dwarves, elves and men must decide whether to fight together or be torn apart.