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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.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.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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    • Philippa Boyens
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    Short Hobbit Trilogy Review

    Unfortunately, The Hobbit did not know what it wanted to be. It jumped between being the fun adventure that the book is to being a dark brooding setup for the LOTR trilogy. Far too many extraneous side stories found their way into this overly long and bloated children’s story. The film should have been cut down to one 3 hour or, at the most, two 2 hour movies. Filling up some extra minutes with some Middle Earth backround information was ok, but a lot of extra junk that was unnecessary was thrown into this trilogy and especially into the Desolation of Snaug. In all honestly the best parts of these films were the stuff that was taken directly out of the book.

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      • December 17, 2014 (United States)
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      • New Zealand
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      • The Hobbit: There and Back Again
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      • Hobbiton – 501 Buckland Road, Matamata, New Zealand
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      • New Line Cinema
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      • $250,000,000 (estimated)
    • Gross US & Canada
      • $255,138,261
    • Opening weekend US & Canada
      • $54,724,334
      • Dec 21, 2014
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    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Film, Adventure): Reviews, Ratings, Cast and Crew

    Two words: Extended edition!

    It all ends here. The final Middle-earth film (for now) concluded the Hobbit trilogy in a surprisingly efficient but still extravagant fantasy battle story running at only around two hours and fifteen minutes. However, there is an R-rated(!) extended version that features some hilariously over-the-top fighting scenes that add both more intensity and comedy to the second half. This version in particular is without a doubt worth experiencing as the highly entertaining and riotous piece of movie magic that it is. Both versions though tell the same story, beginning with the killing of the fearsome dragon Smaug (voice of Benedict Cumberbatch) after he burns down much of Lake-town, the efforts by elf leaders Elrond (Hugo Weaving) and Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) with wizard Saruman the White (Christopher Lee) rescuing Gandalf the Gray (Ian McKellen) to confront Sauron (also voiced by Cumberbatch) and the ghosts of the Nazgûl at his stronghold in Mirkwood, Dol Guldur, the five armies of men, animals, elves, dwarves, and orcs fighting for the riches in the dwarves’ homeland of the Lonely Mountain near Lake-town, and the aftermath of these events leading to the events of The Lord of the Rings. Despite the wonderful R-rated version of the film and all the strengths of the regular movie in general, there are still some issues, many lingering from the previous two installments, that keep it from reaching true greatness.

    The Lord of the Rings are some of the finest movies ever made, my favorite in fact. Everything about them is perfect, and what Peter Jackson and everyone else involved accomplished is nothing short of amazing. The Hobbit trilogy is a different story. While the craft and love for the world of Middle-earth is still mostly there, a lot of problems arose too. There is no doubt among most viewers that the Hobbit book being adapted into an epic trilogy totaling more than seven hours altogether, nearly the length of TLotR trilogy, should have just been one or two films instead. Peter Jackson is not able to edit himself down as a director, which worked fine for TLotR, but this much simpler children’s tale needed to be smaller in scale and not try to match the gravitas of the real epic trilogy. Who knows how it would have turned out if Guillermo del Toro had completed his vision as the original writer/director, but I’m sure it would have at least been improved with the apparently planned increased time devoted to character development with Bilbo (Martin Freeman) interacting with the dwarves. He does get a bit lost in the shuffle of these grand events, when the whole book’s title refers to him! Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) sort of takes that spot in a way.

    While all three films in this trilogy has its faults, each one is better and more enjoyable to watch than the last in my opinion. The Battle of Five Armies is the most straightforward and well-paced of the three, despite the opening Smaug confrontation at Lake-town that should have been the climax of the previous one, The Desolation of Smaug. There is also a scarcity of stupid cringe worthy scenes as well, with the only times in the theatrical version being the final scene with Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) talking to Thranduil (Lee Pace) over Kili’s dead body after the battle is over, the ridiculous and over-the-top way that Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans) saves his family from an orc monster, Legolas (Orlando Bloom) stepping on falling concrete blocks from a collapsing bridge, and Alfrid Lickspittle (Ryan Gage) being shown cross-dressing and hoarding gold. If all these problems were fixed, the movie would have been completely solid as basically a feature-length big Hollywood adaptation of the book’s whole climax and aftermath.

    The final 20 minutes or so brings back some of that emotional resonance from the LotR trilogy as it transitions to the beginning of The Fellowship of the Ring where Bilbo answers Gandalf at the door and the camera pans to a picture of the Middle-earth map. Even this graceful end note for the film, and trilogy as a whole, can’t wash away the imperfections and over-the-top nature of how this story was told. These prequel movies receive a fair amount of criticism, especially in comparison to TLofR, but not all of them are warranted. It is still far superior to the other major prequel trilogy, Star Wars from 1999-2005. This is the most digestible and successful one of the three overall, and the trilogy as a whole is still full of some wonderful scenes, particularly involving Gollum and Smaug. Peter Jackson and co. ’s skill is still on display, even if not all of the magic and awe-inspiring storytelling from TLofR is there. There is also a fan edit condensing them all into one four-hour film, the ideal way to experience this story onscreen in my opinion.

    77/100 for the standard edition, 100/100 for the extended edition 😀

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    At last, we reach the close of Jackson’s executively-meddled, forced Hobbit trilogy. Generally speaking, these films are oft derided, and The Battle of the Five Armies in particular is singled out for being the most dogshit. So the question is, could I enjoy this at all?

    “Uhh… Kind of,” is my answer. I’ve said before, but I really like the Hobbit novel, and I’d say I like it more than The Lord of the Rings, so I’m perhaps predisposed to being “more critical” of these films. It took me quite a while to get around to reading LotR, and when I rewatched the films afterward (having not seen them very often in the past) I mostly really enjoyed them, but there were a lot of alterations Jackson, Walsh, and Boyens made to the story that didn’t jibe with me. The fact that The Hobbit, the novel, is roughly the length of one volume of LotR, and the fact that the film adaptation is split into three installments each roughly two-and-a-half hours in length, means there’s no way Jackson, Walsh, and Boyens aren’t going to fuck it up with Original Content™. This was tolerable in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which I would say is the “truest” to its source text, and which I might argue is almost worthy of being seen alongside Jackson’s LotR adaptations. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug gets sillier with the invention of Tauriel, the introduction of Legolas when he wasn’t present in the original novel, and the forced love-triangle involving Kili, which seems to only exist because of the love-triangle between Aragorn, Arwen, and Eowyn… never mind the fact that Eowyn was never in the running to “win” Aragorn from Arwen in the novel. Anyway, beyond that, the second film forces a few cartoony setpieces, which are somewhat entertaining, and seem to add a more juvenile feel to what is supposed to be an adaptation of a children’s novel, but overall the film tries to maintain a tone comparable to that of the original LotR film trilogy, making the barrel-riding battle or the Roadrunner-and-Coyote escape from Smaug feel. .. odd. Five Armies then ruins the tone further, first by killing off Smaug so soon, then by following a really long battle (the film’s namesake) by recontextualizing it to “better” fit the films’ status as a “Prequel Trilogy” for Jackson’s LotR.

    So, one thing I really like about the Hobbit novel is that the adventure of Bilbo and the Dwarves is comprised of several smallish episodes, each limited to a chapter, though there are numerous cases when one “episode” flows into another, divided into different chapters. The “main story” is about shooing the dragon Smaug away so the Dwarves can reclaim the Lonely Mountain, and indeed the ensuing attack on Laketown acts as a climax to the novel. This is then followed by the Battle of the Five Armies, which is mostly a pay-off to the chase the Goblins had been leading against the heroic Company since rather early into the book, after the Dwarves ran through a Goblin city in a cave, defeating their king. I think maybe a Necromancer was mentioned off-hand, but for the most part Gandalf fucks off to do something else, confront the Necromancer or whatever, which serves the narrative purpose of pulling the supreme magic-user away from the party so they can’t just face-roll through the bulk of their adventure. Perhaps Tolkien did intend for the Necromancer to return as Sauron, lead antagonist for LotR, but that’s not actually important for The Hobbit as its own text; Smaug is the lead antagonist here, and Azog has been long dead by the time the story starts. Pacing the films’ stories in parallel to the book’s, and giving comparable runtime to the large battle at the end in parallel of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Jackson and co. are forced to kill off Smaug within the first twenty minutes or so of this installment. Smaug is barely a character here, getting one moment to gloat against Bard before the latter kills the former, but otherwise relegated to flying around and burning shit, as happened in the beginning of Unexpected Journey. Jackson has thus fucked up a bit, as it seems Smaug’s flight from the Lonely Mountain to Laketown at the end of Desolation served no purpose other than to be a soulless cliffhanger. There was enough time to end the second film with Smaug’s death, and focus entirely on the Battle of the Five Armies for… The Battle of the Five Armies, but that’s not what Jackson did, and the trilogy is worse for it.

    Having read the novel twice, the last time about a year and a half ago, I’m not too intimately familiar with every little detail about the story, but… I mean, honestly, the “Battle of the Five Armies” kind of is a “little” detail. If memory serves, the Battle acts mostly to pay off the chase the Goblins had been leading against the Dwarf Company throughout much of the novel, as I said above. I recall some years ago, my father was going through these movies because he was bored and they were free to watch On Demand; having only seen the first one myself, and before I ever read the novel, I was by this time severely disinterested in checking out these films, and so dickishly showed my father the extent of the “Battle” lasts all of about half a page in the novel, during which time Bilbo is knocked unconscious, if I’m not mistaken because an Eagle or someone dropped a stone that bopped Bilbo on the head (maybe he hit himself when he was throwing stones at Goblins, idr). In this film, the “Five Armies” are a force of Dwarves, Elves, and Men against the Dol Guldur Orcs led by Azog and the Gundabad Orcs led by Bolg. Oddly, the Orcs seem to have a handful of Trolls on their side (who also seem impervious to sunlight, unlike the three we saw back in Journey…), but despite their numbers they do not qualify as a full “Army.” The Orcs are supposed to have Wargs fighting alongside them, but I think a) Jackson doesn’t like to view the Wargs as independent, cognizant, sentient creatures, and b) he already used them where they didn’t exist in The Two Towers. Pretty sure it should be Orcs and Wargs against Men, Dwarves, and Elves, but… whatever. Fucking “Hackson.” So the Goblins from the Misty Mountains and shit have been sidelined in favor of Orcs raised by Sauron (“Orc” and “Goblin” are interchangeable terms for Tolkien, but it often feels like “Orc” is used in these films to draw specific attention to Sauron’s forces in the LotR films, and accordingly Azog, Bolg, and the bulk of their armies look closer to the Uruk-Hai than the sillier Goblins we see under the mountain in Unexpected Journey), and the whole purpose of this film and its big Battle is that Sauron wants to dab on the Good Guys well before he knows the One Ring is still around, and sixty years before he’s comfortable waging war against the peoples of the West. Sauron has been disembodied since Isildur cut off his finger, and continues not to have a concrete form in the LotR films, so we can perhaps assume the “Necromancer” form is likewise intangible, not unlike the Nazgul as we see them here. So why the fuck would he show himself so early, when he lacks power? Is the idea just “the holders of the Three Rings forced Sauron out of hiding so they’ll be able to prepare for war against him in sixty years’ time, despite not knowing the One Ring is close enough to be retrieved and disposed of”? Have Jackson, Walsh, and Boyens forgotten the whole reason no one’s gone and tried to strike Sauron in Mordor was because he’s functionally immortal so long as the One Ring is alive and unaccounted for? It really feels like the writers do not want The Hobbit to exist on its own, and they crave stronger connection to the plot of LotR, which is distinctly contrary to what I personally love about the Hobbit novel – it’s its own thing, a fun little adventure whose stakes raise a bit near the end, but which wraps up tidily with Bilbo learning to appreciate more of the world beyond his cozy hole in the Shire. I like the grander scale of The Lord of the Rings as well, but I do prefer the first half of Fellowship, when it’s mostly the four Hobbits hanging about on their way to Bree, what with Tom Bombadil, Old Man Willow, the Barrow-wights, and the handful of flights from the Nazgul. Jackson feels (or seems he feels) like he must raise the stakes for these films, so he must expand the significance of the Goblins Orcs and the Battle of the Five Armies.

    As with the past two films, I ultimately don’t mind what’s going on here, as I’d vastly prefer more Middle-Earth shenanigans to more MCU stuff. It’s mostly a matter of the architecture and shit of Middle-Earth’s various locales. I was out at dinner yesterday, and a TV was playing Avengers: Infinity War, in which the climactic battle takes place in some nondescript woods that could easily pass as my backyard. Fucking bullshit lacking in creativity. Jackson might drop the ball frequently with this trilogy, but at least the Mirkwood looks different than a regular wood. Goddammit. Fuck Disney. Or fuck Kevin Feige, at least; I guess ultimately I don’t mind some of the art direction for the Star Wars [Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope] Sequel Trilogy, so the “problem” is mostly the lack of “adventure” in the MCU. And, I guess, as long as the MCU exists, I will continue to “appreciate” the Hobbit trilogy to some degree, as it’s technically more “creative” than much of the MCU, despite probably actually enjoying more of the MCU’s installments than I actually do these films….

    It’s hard for me to rate this. I had it at 3 Stars after I first finished it, because despite some aesthetic ugliness I still teared up a bit when Bilbo was choking on his words trying to say Thorin was his friend. But, upon further reflection, I kinda strongly dislike a few aesthetic choices here, as well as additions the writers made to Tolkien’s story. I think the biggest problem with this trilogy is just that: it’s a trilogy. The original plan was two films, and indeed they probably could have rushed a little more through the bulk of the adventure and ended Part One on the Company reaching the Lonely Mountain, with Part Two covering the stuff with Smaug and a protracted Battle of the Five Armies. Something like that. Jackson already cut a chunk of the adventure at the beginning of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, hastening toward the formation of the Fellowship, so he could have likewise cut some stuff here, even though there’s nothing I would have personally liked to see omitted. I guess, one example, Beorn is barely used in the Battle here, so he could have just been excised from Desolation. If you cut Legolas and Tauriel, cut Azog in favor of keeping Bolg as the leader of the Goblin army, cut the development given to any Dwarf not named “Thorin,” cut the development of Bard, remove extended setpieces like the barrel-riding and the Smaug chase, and trim the Battle of the Five Armies such that it better fits the word-count it gets in the novel, then you could probably have two films that are a bit more “faithful” to the text. I think I’d rather have a shorter adaptation of the novel than a bloated one, so I could in future re-read the novel yet again and “celebrate” with a quick watch of shorter movies. As it stands, while I plan to make better habit of rewatching the LotR movies, I can’t see myself revisiting these too frequently, though ironically I find it more likely I’ll re-read The Hobbit than LotR, perhaps even “celebrating” re-reading The Hobbit by following through with the LotR films. I’ll eventually watch the “extended” Hobbit flicks because… I guess I hate myself(?), but in a way I’m thankful HBO Max does not have those cuts on their service, despite holding both theatrical and extended LotR versions.

    ****

    Some miscellaneous thoughts:

    Between this and Return of the King, I think it’s safe to say Jackson just hates the Eagles of Middle-Earth. If I’m not mistaken, the “Five Armies” in the Hobbit novel are explicitly stated to be Men, Dwarves, Elves, Goblins, and Wargs, but I think there was also some ambiguity to allow Wargs as mounts for the Goblins and to include Eagles as their own army, thus making four “good” forces against one “bad. ” The Eagles play more prominently in the book than seen here, where they function as a sort of “deus ex machina” to clear out the remaining Orc mobs after Azog and Bolg are defeated. The Eagles are barely sentient here, acting more like the nukes awarded to a player with a substantial kill-streak in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Wargs are mostly missing from this film’s Battle, by the way, which makes them also come across more as “tools” than conscious races in Jackson’s films.

    My understanding, through The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, is that Galadriel’s spooky form is a consequence of the “test” of enduring the One Ring’s temptation, but here Jackson uses it as an anime power-up or video game “desperation move.” Stupid as fuck. And I say this as someone who likes all the Super Saiyan forms and shit, and Final Fantasy Limit Breaks, and so on.

    The big war is kinda shit compared to what Jackson’s done for the LotR battles. The biggest issue, in my opinion, is that the Orcs are all heavily armed, yet seem to fall after e. g. Thranduil scrapes his swords against their helm, and that’s it. We don’t frequently see people aim for the weak spots in enemy armor, so it looks more like the Orcs have hidden “HP” values and they take “chip damage” from bopping their armor. The Elves and Dwarves have such high DEX and STR that they can shit on these mobs with ease, I guess because the good guys are over-levelled compared to the bad guys.

    This film also gets really lazy with maintaining consistency in Sting’s glow around Orcs. The Original Trilogy would have Frodo’s Sting glow even when they camera is zoomed so far out. There’s no question Jackson stopped caring ages ago. It gets especially egregious in the climactic duel, when Legolas throws Orcrist to Thorin, and the sword doesn’t glow at all during the entire – lengthy – fight against Azog. Are there perhaps too many Orcs nearby that it’s short-circuited the Elvish blades’ batteries?

    Now that I think about it, aren’t Orcs supposed to be weak to sunlight? How the fuck can huge armies exist and thrive in this battle? Or is all the godawful bloom supposed to somehow represent nighttime, with the artificial illumination existing just so we can actually see shit? If the latter. .. I guess it kinda excuses how fuckin’ weird the film looks. Otherwise, Jackson has no respect for Tolkien’s lore. Though I also can’t say for certain whether I recall the Orcs of Jackson’s LotR films to be explicitly weak to sunlight. In the book of The Two Towers, I think it’s mentioned that the Uruk-Hai are strong enough that they can run back to Isengard without having to break as frequently as Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli, who are in pursuit, when ordinarily Orcs must rest in daytime because their stamina runs thin under the sun, with the idea being that creatures of Darkness are weak to Light, and so anything derived from Morgoth or Sauron are weak to the sun. But if Jackson opted to cut that bit of lore entirely, then… I guess it’s “fair” that his Orcs can frolic and play in the day with no issue. Of course, this dude’s stupid/disrespectful enough to have an Elf lust after a Dwarf when biologically they should be incompatible, so… we really shouldn’t bother trying to make sense of his takes on Tolkien.

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    Não funciona.

    Esse filme é um desastre. É o culminar de uma prequela morna da grande e gloriosa trilogia de O Senhor dos Anéis. Se você assistiu à dita trilogia, então esta aqui terá expectativas altas para manter. Mas não é o caso. O motivo não é apenas uma, mas sim várias decisões mal executadas pelas mãos mexendo os pauzinhos, sejam as de Peter Jackson, da Warner Bros ou as do próprio Tolkien. Mas quem é o culpado? O diretor, por não manter a consistência de sua trilogia anterior, ou talvez os roteiristas por não conseguirem ilustrar os acontecimentos de forma orgânica, ou a empresa dando aos produtores um osso maior do que eles podiam roer? Bem… tudo isso tem culpa no que ocorreu com essa obra.

    Para ter um entendimento melhor, você precisa entender desde o início que O Hobbit é um único livro. O Senhor dos Anéis, apesar de ser uma obra em três partes (por decisão dos editores), ainda assim é uma única obra. No entanto, isso resolve problemas por si só quando se trata de trazê-lo para a tela branca. O material fonte já foi tosquiado e os títulos de cada parte resumem a trama: A Sociedade do Anel nos fala sobre uma certa sociedade e um certo anel; As Duas Torres nos fala sobre duas torres peculiares; e O Retorno do Rei nos fala sobre um rei que se foi, mas agora retornou. Se você dissesse isso para alguém não familiarizado com OSDA, a reação dele seria, ‘não me diga, Sherlock’ ou ‘legal, parece interessante’. Mas nenhum deles esperaria que esses filmes fossem tão longos quanto são. Porque? Porque eles não são apenas sobre a trama apresentada em seus títulos! E é aqui que reside a ruína deste filme: o seu título.

    Imagine se A Sociedade do Anel fosse apenas o Conselho de Elrond, ou As Duas Torres fossem apenas o emparelhamento de Isengard e Mordor, ou O Retorno do Rei fossem quatro longas horas de Aragorn tentando recuperar o trono pelo qual ele passou as 7 horas anteriores sem se interessar. Isso simplesmente não funciona. Quando um fã de OSDA vai a um filme chamado “A Batalha dos Cinco Exércitos”, ele não espera apenas isso, mas é o que ele recebe, apenas isso. Você pode se perguntar o que o título tem a ver com qualquer coisa. O que tem a ver é que, fundamentalmente, O Hobbit e O Senhor dos Anéis são duas coisas completamente diferentes, mas por causa de [preencha a lacuna], eles (seja lá quem eles forem) decidiram manter o formato de trilogia para um único livro. Acontece que um é compatível com o formato de trilogia e o outro não. Como eu disse antes, ter uma obra de três partes resolve problemas por conta própria, mas quando você recebe a tarefa de fazer três filmes com apenas uma fonte de material e ainda mantê-los no nível estabelecido pelo colosso que você criou com três fontes, é bem complicado, não acha? Penso que os problemas de Batalha dos Cinco Exércitos podem ser resumidos como sendo uma “má gestão de conteúdo”.

    O primeiro filme, como eu disse, se saiu bem. É no segundo filme que começam os problemas. Não me entendam mal, eu gostei muito do segundo filme, particularmente a voz de dragão doBendito Come-e-bebe, e o CGI é surpreendentemente bom, apesar de exagerado ao longo da trilogia. O problema aqui é puramente aquele que foi tratado de forma magnífica no passado. Para eu explicar o que é, você precisa primeiro entender as diferenças entre os livros e os filmes de O Senhor dos Anéis.

    No primeiro livro, não é feita menção ao rompimento da Sociedade. Os momentos finais do primeiro filme são na verdade os primeiros momentos do segundo livro, mas para fins de cinema, Jackson reorganizou os capítulos para ter uma conclusão melhor para o primeiro filme e começar o segundo de forma mais fresca (com a jornada de Frodo e Sam e o resto da Sociedade rastreando Pippin e Merry).

    Isso foi genial.

    Você vê como Jackson conseguiu transmitir bem para o cinema o material que tinha? Ele entendeu que o clímax da arca da Sociedade era seu rompimento; ele entendeu que tê-lo na primeira parte de três era a coisa mais lógica a se fazer (lembre-se: O Senhor dos Anéis é uma obra dividida em três partes pelos editores). Ele reorganizou as partes para uma melhor experiência de visionamento e funcionou. Agora, avançando dez anos, temos O Hobbit e sua estrutura absurda. Podemos ignorar o livro agora porque a questão é totalmente sobre os produtores. Vamos tirar algo do caminho antes de continuar com isso: spoiler: click to read antecipar o ataque de Smaug é sim uma boa maneira de terminar o filme, mas spoiler: click to read se for pra ele morrer no próximo filme depois de quatro ou cinco ataques e um monólogo água com açúcar, basta dar a ele uma morte decente [1] no filme em que ele estrela. Quer dizer, por que se dar o trabalho de mostrar ele no pôster se ele mal aparece no filme? [retórica].

    Sinceramente, não entendo como spoiler: click to read a morte de Smaug é uma boa introdução. Eu juro, quando spoiler: click to read ele morreu e os títulos finalmente apareceram, eu senti que tinha terminado o filme. Foi extremamente anticlimático e anti…introdutório? Quer dizer, como spoiler: click to read a morte dele introduz a trama do filme? Claro, spoiler: click to read ele destruiu a cidade e povo do lago teve que se mudar para perto da montanha , mas não vejo como isso é uma boa forma de contar a história. Se você ainda não está convencido, imagine que vimos apenas o início do ataque dos orcs à Sociedade e spoiler: click to read toda a cena com a morte de Boromir e Sam se juntando a Frodo foi a introdução do segundo filme. Como isso funcionaria? (Claro, Jackson poderia inventar algo, mas ele sacrificaria o final incrível do primeiro filme para conseguir isso, então simplesmente não funcionaria). Sabendo disso, como a estrutura que temos em O Hobbit deve funcionar? Isso apenas não funciona.

    Depois da estrutura e ritmo ruins, precisamos conversar sobre a decisão de tornar isso uma trilogia. O Senhor dos Anéis tornou-se uma trilogia porque é assim que os livros estão organizados. No entanto, eles tiveram que cortar enormes pedaços de história para que tudo coubesse em um só lugar (Bombadil mandou lembranças). Resumindo, OSDA foi reduzido para caber. O Hobbit, no entanto, foi expandido para preencher. Eu penso que esse é o maior problema de toda essa obra . Se houvesse apenas dois filmes, eles poderiam encaixar desde o início da aventura até o momento antes de Bilbo entrar na montanha na primeira parte e o segundo envolveria a arca de Smaug e todo o terceiro filme. Isso provavelmente resolveria todos os problemas que existem, porque o ritmo não seria um problema para a arca de Smaug e eles precisariam reduzir a batalha em vez de expandi-la com CGI enfadonho por motivos de duração (o último filme é o mais curto de Jackson-Tolkien).

    Como nota de rodapé, quero acrescentar que a contribuição de Howard Shore é esquecível e sem alma, a atuação na maior parte da trilogia é ótima, como é de se esperar da velha guarda do elenco, a comédia é lamentável e o CGI me faz pensar se não teria sido mais barato construir tudo ao invés de animar – eu, na verdade, ainda não tenho certeza se Dáin (o rei anão que veio com o exército de anões) é CGI ou não.

    Por mais que eu ame OSDA, Jackson e Tolkien, essa trilogia é para se esquecer e não se falar a respeito. Eu esperava algo melhor como todo mundo, mas…não está aqui.

    [1] A morte dele só serviu para dar a alguém o manto de herói. Credo.

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    Battle of the Five Armies (eng. Battle of Five Armies ) is a fictional battle in J. R. R. Tolkien’s book The Hobbit, or There and Back Again.

    Contents

    • 1 Background
      • 1.1 Three Armies
      • 1. 2 Orcs and Wargs
      • 1.3 Eagles
    • 2 Battle
    • 3 Totals
    • 4 Battle of the Five Armies in adaptations
      • 4.1 In the cartoon
    • 5 See also

    Background

    Three Armies

    When the dragon Smaug died, pierced by the black arrow of Bard the Archer, the elves and people of Esgaroth rushed to the Lonely Mountain for gold. The people had a good reason: Smog destroyed their city, and a citizen of Esgaroth killed the enemy of the Dwarves. In addition, this inhabitant was a descendant of Dale’s lord Girion and had rights to gold from Dale. The siege of the Lonely Mountain began, since Thorin Oakenshield refused to give Esgaroth a twelfth of Thror’s gold. With the help of ravens, he summoned his cousin Dain of the Iron Hills to come to the Lonely Mountain.

    Orcs and wargs

    Goblins after the death of the High Goblin decided to take revenge on the dwarves. In the depths of Mount Gundabad, an army of orcs (goblins) and wargs gathered. The goblins were led by Bolg, the son of Azog, who was slain by Dain.

    Eagles

    Gandalf summoned a number of eagles from the foothills of the Misty Mountains.

    Battle

    Thus began the battle of the Five Armies. On one side were elves, humans, and dwarves, and on the other, orcs (goblins) and wargs.

    The elves attacked the goblins first, then the dwarves.

    In the midst of the battle, eagles flew in. But even with the eagles, there were fewer of them than the orcs. But then Beorn appeared in the form of a bear. He scattered the guards of Bolg and trampled on himself, carried the wounded Thorin out of the battle. Horror seized the orcs and they rushed in all directions. Men, elves and dwarves, inspired by Beorn, drove the orcs to the swamps of the Forest River.

    Results

    Thorin Oakenshield was killed, Dain took his place as King under the Mountain.