Sunday, December 14, 2014

Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

A grand spectacle of mayhem! The Battle of the Five Armies was indeed a satisfying albeit exhausting conclusion to The Hobbit saga. Sure, the story was understandably weak as this was basically the climax of the whole trilogy, but for what it was worth, the film was almost a visual masterpiece. It was exceptionally and skillfully shot, the atmosphere was absorbing, and the cinematography gave the film a genuinely epic feel with grand shots and sets designs that were immensely detailed. Plus, that long showdown extravaganza was big in scale and a lot more visceral and dynamic than I expected. I was a tad exhausted though coming into the final act and some scenes already felt too long for its purpose, but it was still a great send off for the Middle Earth saga, especially Martin Freeman's Bilbo who was a joy to behold. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies had it's fair share of flaws, but it was a thoroughly enjoyable and well made blockbuster film that's guaranteed to entertain. 8


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