"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" is a 2014 epic high fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson.
The starring cast includes Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott, Ian Holm, Orlando Bloom and others.
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MGM on Thursday, November 06, 2014 released the trailer for "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" you can watch here:
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Official Trailer.
Here is a short review of "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" movie plot summary.
Bilbo and the Dwarves watch from the Lonely Mountain as the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) sets Laketown ablaze. Bard breaks out of prison, and eventually kills Smaug with the black arrow. Smaug's falling body crushes the Master of Laketown (Stephen Fry) and his cronies, who were escaping on a boat with the town's gold. Bard becomes the new leader of Laketown and guides its people to seek refuge in the ruins of Dale. Thorin (Richard Armitage), having become possessive of 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 arrive at Dol Guldur and free Gandalf, sending him to safety with Radagast. They battle and defeat the Nazgûl and then face a formless Sauron himself. Galadriel defeats him in a duel of wits and banishes him and his forces to the East. Azog, marching on Erebor with his vast Orc army, sends his son Bolg (John Tui) to Mount Gundabad to summon their second army. Legolas and Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) witness the march of Bolg's army, bolstered by Orc berserkers and giant bats.
Thranduil (Lee Pace) and an Elf army arrive in Dale to reclaim a treasure once withheld from them by the Dwarf king Thrór. Bard asks Thorin for the share of gold previously promised to the people of Laketown, but Thorin refuses. Gandalf arrives at Dale to warn Bard and Thranduil of Azog, but Thranduil dismisses him. Bilbo sneaks the Arkenstone out of Erebor and hands it over to Thranduil and Bard, so that they can trade it for the promised treasures and prevent a battle. Thorin angrily refuses the proposal, while Bilbo chides him for letting greed cloud his judgement. Thorin nearly kills Bilbo but is stopped by Gandalf. Thorin's cousin Dáin arrives with his Dwarf army, and a battle of Dwarves against Elves and Men ensues, until Azog's army arrives. The forces of Dáin, Thranduil and Bard, along with Gandalf and Bilbo, band together against the Orcs. A second front is opened when the Orcs attack Dale, forcing Bard to withdraw his forces to defend the city.
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"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" movie release date was scheduled to be 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) distributing by Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, 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.
The duration of the film is 144 minutes. With a budget of $250 - 300 million, the film grossed over $956 million.
"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.
"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 59/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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