“One day I’ll remember.” – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

One day I’ll remember. Remember everything that happened: the good, the bad, those who survived… and those that did not. – Bilbo Baggins

For those who have not watch the latest Hobbit, I would recommend you to skip this article as this may contain spoilers.

Anyone who would want to this movie, by all means, please watch the sequel before entering the cinema. The stories started of with the continuation from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. You will see Smaug entering the village, burning almost everything down. Although this scene seems very rushed, but we all must agree that the CGI was outstanding. I would prefer if they extend the story a little bit more as I felt that they killed of Smaug too soon and very easily (despite being it so nerve breaking as Bard was shooting the arrow from his son’s shoulder).

I would not say much about the acting as I felt that everybody deserve a standing ovation. This film may not entirely revolved around Bilbo Baggins, despite him supposedly to be the main character, but Martin Freeman has portrayed it in ways many people could relate. Him being an innocent and yet mysterious, trying to protect everyone that he loves.

Big round of applause for Richard Armitage for his performance as Thorin Oakenshield II. I am pretty sure it is not easy to play such a douchebag character. A bit of spoiler, Thorin will be possessed by the thought of not owning the white stone to a point where he dares to sacrifice everything. I am pretty sure, half of you people might either felt for him or even hate him during that particular but regardless, he has gave out an amazing performance.

I personally wouldn’t say that this is my favourite instalment of the trilogy. The ending of this film just made me feel that I have wasted 144 minutes of my life. Everything seems too rushed, and did not let myself explored my feeling before moving on to the next scene. A friend of mine told me that the book talked about Thorin funeral, but it was not being shown in the film. We are definitely sadden by his death but it is not enough to make us cry with Bilbo. I felt more touched during the scene where Tauriel was holding Kili’s body as he was killed by the enemies. Moreover, what Tauriel said next was even more touching:

Tauriel: [weeps for Kili] If this is love, I don’t want it. Take it away, please! Why does it hurt so much?

Thranduil: [sadly] Because it was real.

But as many film critiques have said:

The finale is not an all-out disappointment. It should satisfy the franchise’s fans, and it does wrap up any loose ends you might be wondering about.

So for those who are a big fan of Peter Jackson, The Hobbit, Lord of the Ring, and J.R.R Tolkien, you need to watch this movie ASAP!


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