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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (originally known as The Hobbit: There and Back Again) is an upcoming 2014 epic fantasy adventure film and the third and final installment of The Hobbit Film Trilogy. Like its predecessors The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the film will be produced and directed by Peter Jackson, who also directed the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Filming took place primarily in New Zealand. The film stars Martin Freeman as Bilbo, Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey, Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug and the Necromancer, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield.

The film will possibly begin with Smaug's attack on Lake-town and continue with Smaug's demise, The Battle of Dol Guldur, The Battle of Five Armies, and the return journey. It has also been thought that there will be some sort of skirmish in the ruins of Dale involving Gandalf and Thranduil (and possibly Tauriel).

On February 28, 2013, it was confirmed there is a new release date for The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies. It has been announced via press, and now mirrors the release dates of Peter Jackson's Middle-earth films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The film will be released on December 12th  in the United Kingdom and other countries in Europe (e.g. Austria), and December 17, 2014 in the United States.[1]

Etymology

The film's title The Battle of The Five Armies refers to the climactic battle by the same name between the Goblins and Orcs, the Men of the Long Lake, the Elves of Mirkwood, the Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain and the Iron Hills, and the great Eagles. 

Synopsis

Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, and his fellow Dwarves are still inside the Lonely Mountain as the dragon Smaug flies out to destroy Lake Town for their association with the intruders. Still locked up by the Master of Lake Town, Bard manages to escape and kills Smaug while the Master of Laketown is trying to escape while carrying all the gold he took from the town's coffers. As Bard tells his people that they will take residence in Dale, with Kili confiding his love for Tauriel, the four Dwarves set off in a boat to the Lonely Mountain to meet up with their company. Arriving at Erebor, Kili's group find Bilbo and learn that Thorin has lost his mind while scouring the gold for the Arkenstone, which is actually on Bilbo's person who is keeping at Balin's behest. The maddened Thorin proceeds to command the Dwarves to block the gates to prevent anyone from entering or leaving.

Meanwhile, having become a prisoner in Dol Guldur, Gandalf is saved by Galadriel and given to Radagast while Elrond and Saruman hold off the Nazgul wraiths. But Sauron appears and attempts to temp Galadriel before she is able to cast him and the Nazgul away from the fortress. Though Elrond believes they must warn the Free People of the enemy's return, Saruman tells him to take Galadriel to safety while he deals with Sauron. At that time, Azog approaches Erebor with his vast orc army while learning from Bolg that an Elf army under Thranduil is also approaching. Azog tells Bolg to head to Gundabad and ready their other army. Following Bolg to the fortress of Gundabad, Legolas and Tauriel see Bolg with a huge Orc army and hundreds of war-bred bats.

When Thranduil’s army arrives in Dale, he forges an allegiance with Bard to claim a necklace of white gems from Thorin's treasure. Though Bard attempts to reason with Thorin to avoid further bloodshed, the Dwarf refuses to listen to his company's dismay. After Gandalf arrives at Dale, Bilbo sneaks out of Erebor to hand the Arkenstone over to Thranduil and Bard. The next day, Bard unveils the Arkenstone at the gates of Erebor and Thorin learns of Bilbo's actions and almost kills the Hobbit. Luckily, the other Dwarves hold off their leader so Bilbo can escape down the wall to Gandalf. Then a dwarf company under Dain Ironfoot II arrives and is about to attack the Elves on Thorin's call, but Azog sends one branch of his army to attack Dain's army. Azog sends the rest of his forces to attack Dale with Bilbo, Gandalf, Bard, and the Elves coming to its defense.

Inside Erebor, Thorin eventually overcomes his madness. While the others aid what remains of Dain's forces, Thorin rides towards Ravenhill with Dwalin, Fili, and Kili to settle things with Azog. At the same time, after being banished by Thranduil despite her and Legolas warning him of Bolg's army, Tauriel sets off for the Ravenhill with Bilbo following to tell the Dwarves of the second Orc army. However, Bilbo ends up being knocked unconscious as Thorin battles Azog to avenge Fili while Kili dies protecting Tauriel from Bolg. But after Legolas kills Bolg, the battle is then joined by Radagast, the Great Eagles, and Beorn with the Orc armies quickly decimated. When Bilbo has regained consciousness, he finds that Thorin has managed to kill Azog but is mortally wounded and dies soon after making his peace with the Hobbit. Sometime after, as a disillusioned Legolas leaves his father to meet up with one of the Dunedain, Bilbo bids his goodbyes to the surviving members of Thorin's company and returns to the Shire with Gandalf. But as they part on the outskirts of the Shire, though he does not know its true nature, Gandalf knows of the Ring that Bilbo found in the Goblin tunnels before they part ways on good terms. Bilbo's story ends when he returns to Bag End and finds the Sackville-Bagginses are auctioning off his belongings. The scene transitions to Bilbo on the day of his 111th birthday when he receives a visit from Gandalf.

Cast

Significant Cast

Rumored

Reception

The battle of five armies world premiere was on December 1st 2014. The event took place in Leicester square in London, Many of the cast were there and the film event went very well. The film was received very well and many critics praised the film's visuals, acting, and action sequences. However, some expressed criticism on the length of the film. Rotten tomatoes rated it 79%.

The Film (contains spoilers!!)

Storyline and other facts will follow (saw the film just yesterday) ;)

Death - who dies (film version)

Main Characters

Thorin/ Azog – After sending Kili and Fili out to search for Azog and after seeing Fili dying he wants Azog for himself. He kills a few more Orcs only to come to Azog and fight him in an awesome final fight. They are fighting on a frozen river before a waterfall. Thorin is armed with Legolas sword after losing his own, Azog with a chain with a heavy rock at the end. They are fighting but because of Azogs weapon the ice begins to crack, and they are standing on an ice-floe. Thorin takes the opportunity and throws Azogs weapon stone at him and gets of the floe. Azog is too heavy and so the floe begins to sink. He falls into the water and begins to drown. Because of the river Azog “floats” under the ice, looking at Thorin (he follows him) with his piercing blue eyes before he closes them. After a second his eyes open up again and he stabs Thorin’s foot through the ice. Thorin goes down, Azog comes out of the ice and the fight begins from the start. After Azog brought Thorin down for one last time he draws his sword through his heart. But Thorin gathers his last strength to get up and kills Azog powerful. Thorin and Azog die in nearly the same minute. Bilbo comes to Thorin’s position only to see him dying – with his last words Thorin says that he wanted to go in friendship with Bilbo.

Fili –Because of the order by Thorin to search for Azog Fili is in the upper levels of a tower. He gets trapped by a horde of Orcs under Azogs command. Next scene Azog is holding him at the neck over the edge of the tower saying, “He will die first, then his brother and then you…”. With these words he stabs him from behind. Fili falls of the tower and lands in front of Kili.

Kili – He wants revenge for Fili’s death. He is also searching for Azog but in the lower levels of the tower. He tries to get to Azog but another Orc army is appearing. He slays many of them but is held up by Bolg. They are fighting when Tauriel comes to his help. Together they fight him but Bolg is too strong. Tauriel is lying on the ground being knocked out but still sees Kili being stabbed by Bolg very slowly. Now she want’s revenge and throws herself at Bolg and of the tower. After everything is over there is a final scene in which she kisses him, mourns for him and tells Thranduil (who appears from nowhere) she wants to bury him.

Bolg – got killed by Legolas. After killing Kili he and Tauriel fall of the tower but they land more or less safe on a rock. Legolas over throws a tower (with the help of a giant) and rushes to Tauriels help. They get into a fight. After some “Legolas Stunts” Bolg is losing the fight and dying by falling down the frozen waterfall.

Videos

Trailers

Extras

Interviews

Gallery

Posters

Banners

Promotional Images

Character Posters

Screenshots

Soundtrack

Regular Album

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Original Soundtrack Cover

Disc 1

  1. Fire and Water
  2. Shores of the Long Lake
  3. Beyond Sorrow and Grief
  4. Guardians of the Three
  5. The Ruins of Dale
  6. The Gathering of the Clouds
  7. Mithril
  8. Bred for War
  9. A Thief in the Night
  10. The Clouds Burst
  11. Battle for the Mountain

Disc 2

  1. The Darkest Hour
  2. Sons of Durin
  3. The Fallen
  4. Ravenhill
  5. To the Death
  6. Courage and Wisdom
  7. The Return Journey
  8. There and Back Again
  9. The Last Goodbye performed by Billy Boyd
  10. Ironfoot

Special Edition Album

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Special Edition Cover

Disc 1

  1. Fire and Water
  2. Shores of the Long Lake
  3. Beyond Sorrow and Grief
  4. Guardians of the Three
  5. The Ruins of Dale
  6. The Gathering of the Clouds
  7. Mithril
  8. Bred for War
  9. A Thief in the Night
  10. The Clouds Burst
  11. Battle for the Mountain

Disc 2

  1. The Darkest Hour
  2. Sons of Durin
  3. The Fallen
  4. Ravenhill
  5. To the Death
  6. Courage and Wisdom
  7. The Return Journey
  8. There and Back Again
  9. The Last Goodbye performed by Billy Boyd
  10. Ironfoot
  11. Dragon-Sickness (Bonus Track)
  12. Thrain (Bonus Track)

Trivia

  • The film will be the last film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings and related works, as the Tolkien Estate has forbidden any more films from being made for the time being.
  • In Sir Christopher Lee's most recent Christmas Video, he has speculated upon the movie and that Saruman The White will have a lot more screen time in this movie.
  • Saruman will also be fighting Sauron.
  • In an interview with Boyens, there is a reason why the dwarves were split, and she said Bofur needs to see the attack on lake town.
  • In an interview with Richard Armitage, he said the third might be a shorter film and the battle of the five armies cost a lot of blood and tears.
  • The Witch King, as well as the other members of the Nazgûl will be featured in this film. They will be featured fighting the White Council in Dol Guldur.
  • Beorn will only appear very briefly and most of his role will be featured in the Extended Edition.
  • Peter Jackson has revealed he gets to kill off a few main characters in the upcoming film.
  • Elijah Wood will not return as Frodo Baggins.[2]

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