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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Directed by Peter Jackson
United States, New Zealand, 2014
Adventure, Action


The Company of Thorin has reached Smaug’s lair; but can Bilbo and the Dwarves reclaim Erebor and the treasure? And, if so, can they hold on to it?

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Directed by Peter Jackson

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2015 | Nominee: Best Achievement in Sound Editing

BAFTA Awards

2015 | Nominee: Best Special Visual Effects

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2015 | Nominee: Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Empire Awards

2015 | 4 nominations including: Best Film

Throughout the LOTR and Hobbit series, the filmmakers have pushed the limits of the rating system, always achieving a hard PG-13 label for both the theatrical and extended versions. With Five Armies, they have for the first time crossed the limit and been given an R rating, though only for the extended edition. I see this as something of a betrayal of the fans, especially families, who have fallen in love with this franchise, sharing the films over many years.
March 11, 2016
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While the reason for using HFR throughout the trilogy was purported to be a technical solution to overcome technical problems in 3D cinema, it was also widely claimed (by both Jackson and other supporters such as James Cameron) to provide greater levels of realism and a more immersive visual field. It is ironic then that every aspect of the plot and acting seems to be over dramatic in this film.
January 21, 2015
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There’s no pleasure to be received from the end of Peter Jackson’s three-part Hobbit. Untold manpower, pixels, and money culminate in the gangbusters final installment. It can’t redeem the useless tedium of the first two, which exist for gargantuan profits and structural necessity. After all: You can’t have a third floor without a first and a second.
December 19, 2014
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