Treasure is a mighty influencer. And with so much of it available after the fall of Smaug, everyone — the dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield, the Wood Elves led by Thranduil and the Men of Long Lake led by Bard — are willing to scrap alliances for a piece of it in Peter Jackson’s final installment to his Hobbit saga, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Also making an appearance in the melee are the Eagles of the Misty Mountains, the Shape Shifters and the armies of the Goblins and Wargs. Since the trailer is light on specifics, we’ll just have to wait for December to see how they’re going to come together (Jackson won’t necessarily remain faithful to J.R.R. Tolkien’s source). Don’t worry, I can’t imagine it not being a visual treat. See the start of the things to come above.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett, Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.
Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.
As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide — unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies unites Middle-earth in US theaters on December 17, 2014 and UK theaters on December 12, 2014.
July 28, 2014 @ 4:46 pm Cash
Just give me the damn dragon.
July 28, 2014 @ 4:49 pm aaarkerio
If I didn’t know any better I’d swear on the bible I was looking at a trailer for the previous Hobbit or Fellowship movies. They all look alike to me.
July 28, 2014 @ 9:04 pm Nickelson
The Lord of the Rings movies don’t look like the Hobbit movies. Both are shot entirely on different film stock and LotR did not rely on green screen. Those armies in LotR WERE people not computer graphics.
July 28, 2014 @ 4:57 pm HiddenRule
Had to sit through 1.5 movies to get here but I’m finally to the one I’ve been waiting for.
July 28, 2014 @ 5:26 pm Watson
What’s Peter Jackson to do now that there are no more movies to make about middle-earth?
July 28, 2014 @ 5:35 pm John Doe
CGI looks CGI. I found it very distracting.
July 28, 2014 @ 7:25 pm Derek Corie
Lets give Jackson the benefit of this being an unfinished product. I’m assuming it still has at least 4 months of prep work to go before it will be ready for showing in theaters. Hopefully he’ll use every second of those 4 months.
July 28, 2014 @ 6:00 pm Burt
I refuse to watch this bastardization. Tolkien would choke if he were to see the liberties taken by Mr. Jackson.
July 28, 2014 @ 6:14 pm DarcKnyt
Looks like a good one but not LOTR good.
July 28, 2014 @ 6:48 pm Ayo
So graceful are elves.
July 28, 2014 @ 7:02 pm Maw of Eternity
WTF is this? It looks like a bad cartoon. Jackson has really sucked the life from these works all in the name of profit.
July 28, 2014 @ 8:29 pm Ermadoos
I can imagine it not being a visual treat. Did you even watch the trailer? It looks overdone and plasticky.
July 29, 2014 @ 2:12 am Carl
I’ll see it through to the end though I wasn’t a big fan of the first two Hobbit movies.