Seriously, the acting in all of the Lord of The Rings movies and the Hobbit Movies were phenomenal and the actors were perfect for their roles. I would rate The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies a 9.5/10 stars. I really enjoyed it and it was a lot of fun to watch.
I have to say..... I might like the Hobbit movies more than the Lord of The Rings movies, nah, I like them both equally.
Lord of The Rings is a story I grew up loving, watching the movies every year. In fact, I'm watching the Fellowship of The Ring part one at this moment. The Fellowship is my least favorite of the Lord of the Rings books and movies, there's a lot less action in them, but after watching the Hobbit movies, I have a new found liking of the Fellowship. I never disliked it, I just didn't like it as much as the other movies.
Notice how Bilbo gets dirtier in every poster? 😂
My least favorite part in any of the J.R.R Tolkien book to movie adaptations are definitely the Frodo & Sam adventures in Return of the King. It's funny because that may be the most important, is the most important part, I just don't find it as interesting as Merry, Pippin, Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimlee (I forget how to spell it) 's story.
My favorite characters in The Lord of The Rings Trilogy are Pippin, Merry, Legolas, Gimlee, Sam, and Aragorn. I really like Boremear (how do you spell these names?! 😥) feremere, Frodo, Gandalf, and well, a lot of the characters, it's really hard to define my favorite characters lol. I like all the protagonists in this series.
In the Hobbit my favorite character is most definitely Kili. But I still like all the other main characters. I have issues, haha.
Just want to point out that the producers of these astounding movies made one book into three movies and three books into six movies. Congrats on your money making techniques guys. I think separating book to movie adaptations (as long as they're good) into different parts is good because then you can add more details than you regularly would in a 2-3 hour movie.
So my family watched the first two hobbit movies last night and this morning but unfortunately I was too busy to be able to watch with them so I can't give you a full review on the series but..... I can give you a review on The Battle of The Five Armies.
Where to begin? Shall I start with the beginning? Okay so I'm going to ask you to leave now if you don't want any spoilers and come back once you've watched the movie. Okay bye no spoilers people!
I'll admit I was on the verge of tears at quite a few points in this movie. Mostly at the end fight. See! I read the book so I knew Fili, Kili, and Thorin would die but... I knew I'd be affected by Kili's death but all of them made me considerably sad.
Though, yes, Kili's made me the most sad. Him coming to try and save Tauriel then getting stabbed in the chest by that freaking ork? D: I knew the three of them would die when they were going up on the mountain but it was so depressing watching it. When Fili and Kili went scouting I was inwardly screaming noooooooooooooooo, though I would've been kicked out of the theater if I'd actually been doing that. So, Fili was the first one to die, it was so sad that they dropped his body right in front of Kili. And I just realized that Thorin never found out if Kili had survived or not which makes the whole ordeal even more depressing. Kili but up a dang good fight, though, before going out. It's been awhile since I've read the Hobbit so I don't know exactly how they died but those fights certainly did keep me on the edge of my seat, not literally. I seriously thought Tauriel would die too because she wasn't in The Lord of the Rings but since Legolas and her kind of parted ways I guess it makes sense she wasn't in LOTR. (The thing stammers e most sense is that LOTR was made first)
Then there's Thorin's death. I did guess he and Azuk would die together but I wasn't expecting it as it happened. When Thorin followed Azuk's body over the ice, I literally wanted to scream RUN OFF THE ICE, YOU IDIOT but unfortunately Thorin didn't listen to my thoughts and it's what eventually got him killed. At least he didn't have to find out both his nephews were dead. So maybe him not finding out about Kili's death was a good thing. So only the Thorin and relations died in the company, the rest lived. Which is good, I mean, Gimlee needs his dad.
Wasn't it funny in the Unexpected Journey when Legolas goes
And what is this horror (or whatever he says)
And then Glowen goes That's my wee lad, Gimlee!
And Legolas makes a face
I still crack up when I see that.
Let's talk Legolas, shall we. So the thing about him is they had to make Orlando Bloom look younger if not the same age as he looked in LOTR so there was something faintly fake looking about him, which was unfortunate. And I've come up with a theory about his never ending stock of arrows in LOTR, since he ran out in the battle of the five armies, he swore never to do so again and got a magical non ending quiver.
No wonder Legolas is so resentful towards dwarves in LOTR. One took away his love, he lost many of his people in a battle started, in a way, by dwarves, and elves hate dwarves anyway so...
I loved how they connected the movie series by Legolas' dad telling Legolas to go to the north and find Aragorn also known as Strider. In Lord of the Rings, it seemed like Legolas and Aragorn were friends and there's a little bit of a back story for them. Though, Aragorn is very friendly with all the elves, especially Arwen. Tehe.
Who to talk about next? How about Gandalf? So, that fight with Saromon and Elrond against the black riders was pretty awesome looking wasn't it? Then the whole Galadriel power thing was cool and a little frightening. Did anyone get a tweed bit of a flashback to Return if the King when pippin is with Gandalf during the battle when Bilbo was with Gandalf during the battle? I did. I feel like it would've made the movie more interesting if Gandalf had used his powers during the fighting. Now, the movie was already astounding so if Gandalf has used his power to would've been flabbergasting.
Thorin. He was really starting to annoy me with the dragon sickness, as he was supposed to, but he was redeemed when he went out to fight. I teared up when
1. Kili went raging into battle after Fili's death
2. When Kili was fighting and I knew he was going to die
3. When Kili died
4. When Thorin was dying
5. When Thorin was apologizing to Bilbo while he was dying
6. When Bilbo was over Thorin's body
7. When the company was sad over Thorin
8. When Tauriel was crying over Kili's body
Yeah, a lot of feels.
I thought the movie ended a little hastily. They were probably running out of time to they needed the movie off quickly but I would've liked it to be longer. Actually I just want to keep getting Middle Earth movies from the same producers. I would've liked to see Biblo settle back into his life a little more but I did love to see how they connected the LOTR and the hobbit in the end of the movie.
What did you guys think of it?