The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
Director: Peter Jackson
Writers: Fran Wales, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, J. R. R. Tolkien
Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch / Ken Stott / James Nesbitt / Billy Connolly / Cate Blanchett / Ian Holm / Christopher Lee / Hugo Weaving / Orlando Bloom / Ma Nu Bennett / Aidan Turner / Dean O’Gorman / Graham McTavish / Stephen Fry / Mikael Pesbrandt / …
Region: USA / New Zealand
Release: 2015-01-23 (Mainland China) / 2014-12-17 (USA)
Series:  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Length: 144 minutes / 164 minutes (extended version)
Also known as: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Hong Kong/Taiwan) / The Hobbit: Return of Wonderland (Taiwan) / The Hobbit: The Return of Blood / The Lord of the Rings: The Hobbit (Part 2) / The Hobbit Person 3: There and Back Again
Rating: IMDB 7.4 / Rotten Tomatoes 59%
After being awakened, Smaug went on a rampage in Long Lake Town, and was eventually shot and killed by the human Bud (Luke Evans). Sorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage Richard Armitage)’s long-cherished wish for many years finally came true, and Elbor, the lonely mountain, returned to the hands of the dwarves. However, the dwarf prince seemed to be confused by Smaug’s greed and the piles of gold. He frantically searched for the Aken gem that symbolized the throne. Pace (played by Lee Pace) asked for the national treasure of his family, and for this reason, the war among the three tribes was on the verge of breaking out. At the same time, Asog, the pale half-orc, led a mighty army and approached the Lonely Mountain. The gray-robed wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen Ian McKellen) who learned the news mediated the mediation, and the hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman Martin John C. . Freeman) holds the key to the fate of Middle-earth. The Battle of the Five Armies is about to break out!
The film is based on the original novel of the same name by J.R.R. Tolkien and is the last of the Hobbit series.
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is a 2014 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson, and the third and final installment in “The Hobbit” film series. The film is based on the novel “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien and follows the events of the previous two films, “An Unexpected Journey” and “The Desolation of Smaug”.
The story centers around the dragon Smaug, who has been unleashed upon Lake-town, and the ensuing battle for control of the Lonely Mountain. The dwarf prince Thorin Oakenshield, played by Richard Armitage, leads his fellow dwarves to reclaim their homeland from the dragon and protect their treasure hoard. Meanwhile, the elf warrior Legolas, played by Orlando Bloom, and the human Bard the Bowman, played by Luke Evans, must join forces to defeat the dragon and prevent the armies of orcs and goblins from conquering the land.
The film received mixed reviews, with some critics praising the action sequences and performances while others criticized the film’s pacing and reliance on CGI effects. Despite this, the film was a box office success, grossing over $956 million worldwide. It is considered a worthy conclusion to “The Hobbit” trilogy and a satisfying end to the story of Bilbo Baggins and his journey with the dwarves.