The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is a 2014 epic high fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson.
Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom and others.

Watch the official trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

MGM on Thursday, November 06, 2014 released the trailer:
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Official Trailer.

What is The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies about?

Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and the Dwarves watch from the Lonely Mountain as the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) sets Laketown ablaze. Bard (Luke Evans) breaks out of prison, and eventually kills Smaug with the black arrow brought to him by his son Bain (John Bell). Smaug's falling body crushes the fleeing Master of Laketown (Stephen Fry) and his cronies, who were escaping on a boat laden with the town's gold. Bard becomes the new leader of the people of Laketown, with the Master's conniving servant, Alfrid (Ryan Gage), acting as Bard's reluctant servant, as they seek refuge in the ruins of Dale, while Legolas (Orlando Bloom) travels to investigate Mount Gundabad with Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly). Thorin (Richard Armitage), now struck with "dragon sickness" over the vast treasure in the mountain, searches obsessively for the Arkenstone, which Bilbo had previously found but kept hidden. Upon hearing that Laketown survivors have fled to Dale, he orders the entrance of the Lonely Mountain sealed off.
Meanwhile, Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), Elrond (Hugo Weaving), and Saruman (Christopher Lee) arrive at Dol Guldur and free Gandalf (Ian McKellen), sending him to safety with Radagast (Sylvester McCoy). They battle and defeat the Nazgûl and a formless Sauron himself, banishing them to the East. Azog (Manu Bennett), marching on Erebor with his vast Orc army, sends his son Bolg (John Tui) to Gundabad to summon their second army. Legolas and Tauriel witness the march of Bolg's army, bolstered by Orc berserkers and giant bats.
Thranduil (Lee Pace) and an Elf army arrive in Dale and form an alliance with Bard in order to reclaim a treasure once withheld from them by Thrór. Bard goes to the mountain and asks Thorin for the share of gold that he had previously promised the people of Laketown, but Thorin refuses. Gandalf arrives at Dale to warn Bard and Thranduil of the threat posed by Azog, but Thranduil dismisses him. Bilbo sneaks out of Erebor to hand the Arkenstone over to Thranduil and Bard so that they can trade it for the treasures they were promised and prevent a battle. When Bard's and Thranduil's armies gather at the gates of Erebor, offering to trade the Arkenstone for the promised treasures, Thorin angrily refuses to believe they have the Arkenstone until Bilbo admits giving it away and chides Thorin for letting greed cloud his judgement. Outraged by what he sees as betrayal, Thorin nearly kills Bilbo, but Gandalf appears and shames Thorin into releasing Bilbo. Thorin's cousin Dáin arrives with his Dwarf army, and a battle of Dwarves against Elves and Men ensues, until Wereworms emerge from the ground, releasing Azog's army from their tunnels. With the Orcs outnumbering Dáin's army, Thranduil and Bard's forces, along with Gandalf and Bilbo, join the battle, fighting the Orcs. However, a second front is opened when many Orcs, Ogres, and Trolls attack Dale, forcing Bard to withdraw his forces to defend the city, while Alfrid takes a bunch of gold and flees from Dale to his ultimate fate.

Who's in the The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Ian McKellen Gandalf
Martin Freeman Bilbo Baggins
Richard Armitage Thorin Oakenshield
Evangeline Lilly Tauriel
Lee Pace Thranduil
Benedict Cumberbatch Smaug / Necromancer
Luke Evans Bard
Ken Stott Balin
James Nesbitt Bofur
Orlando Bloom Legolas
Cate Blanchett Galadriel
Christopher Lee Saruman
Hugo Weaving Elrond
Graham McTavish Dwalin
Aidan Turner Kili
Dean O'Gorman Fili
Mark Hadlow Dori
Jed Brophy Nori
Adam Brown Ori
John Callen Oin
William Kircher Bifur
Peter Hambleton Gloin
Stephen Hunter Bombur
Sylvester McCoy Radagast
Ian Holm Old Bilbo
Manu Bennett Azog
John Tui Bolg
Mikael Persbrandt Beorn
Billy Connolly Dain
Stephen Fry Master of Laketown
Conan Stevens Keeper of the Dungeons
Ryan Gage Alfrid
John Bell Bain
Simon London Feren
Peggy Nesbitt Sigrid
Mary Nesbitt Tilda
Mark Mitchinson Braga
Kelly Kilgour Soury
Sarah Peirse Hilda Bianca
Nick Blake Percy
Allan Smith Ragash
Miranda Harcourt Olga
Thomasin McKenzie Astrid
Erin Banks Lobelia Sackville Baggins
Brian Hotter Otho Sackville Baggins
Timothy Bartlett Master Worrywort
Merv Smith Tosser Grubb
Martin Kwok Ragash
Dee Bradley Baker Creature Voices
Olof Johnsson Creature Voices
Jon Olson Creature Voices
Otep Shamaya Creature Voices
Debra Wilson Creature Voices

When is The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies released in cinemas?

The film The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was scheduled to be released on December 1, 2014 (London), on December 10, 2014 (Germany, France), on December 11, 2014 (New Zealand), on December 17, 2014 (United States) and on December 18, 2014 (Hungary) by Warner Bros. Pictures, Fórum Hungary, CJ CGV Viet Nam, Cocinsa, Cuvision, Fathom Events, Geo Films, NOS Audiovisuais, Roadshow Entertainment, Roadshow Films, SF Film Finland, SF Norge A/S, Village, Warner Bros. F.E., Westec Media Limited, Film1, HBO Max, Hero, ITV 1, KVH Media Group, MGM Television, Nelonen, SBS6, SF Studios, Veronica, Viaplay and Warner Home Video.

What are The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies film specifications?

With a budget of $250 - 300 million, the film grossed over $956 million.

The film The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is rated with "PG-13" rating.

What are critics and audiences saying about The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies?

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies got average rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

More information about The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies you can get at:

Official website: thehobbit.com

IMDB: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Wikipedia: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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