The Hobbit: BOTFA Full Review!

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Scene by scene analysis of ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’

Warning: Spoilers ahead

Having just seen the last film for a third time, I think I am prepared to tackle the pleasurable, if arduous, task of writing an in-depth review.

I have roughly followed the soundtrack listing of each scene to keep a consistent and chronological structure to the writing.

Suffice to say, this is quite a lengthy review …

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The Hobbit Trilogy is like wine (The Battle of the Five Blogs)

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I’m currently participating in a fascinating online event between several other blogs and their awesome authors.

This “battle” pits our discussions together across several countries, with one goal: sharing our thoughts on anything Tolkien. Continue reading

The Battle of the Five Armies: Extended Edition (… speculation)

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Seen the last Hobbit film? Want more?
Here’s what we might see in the Extended Edition

Updated!

— Naturally, here be Spoilers —

If you enjoyed The Battle of the Five Armies but, like me, were not fully satisfied due to certain omissions, the content of next year’s Extended Edition seems to be extremely promising; a definitive director’s cut to be shelved along with the other 5 equally-stupendous Middle-earth films.

During the World Premier in London, Peter Jackson already stated that there will be 30 minutes of new material.

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BOTFA Review! (Spoiler-free)

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The big plus of the final Hobbit film is its urgency. The big minus, is also its urgency.

It may sound contradicting, but that really is how I felt, after seeing the final installment of The Hobbit.

To those who thought that the previous two films dragged along in pacing, Peter Jackson seems to have responded with his most fervent Middle-earth film yet.

In just over two hours, Jackson pulls off the immense task of bringing the story’s major (and most complicated) sequences remarkably well.

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“The last move in a master plan”

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It has been a plan long in the making …

It’s been 7 years since the rumours that The Hobbit would be made into a film were finally proven true.

Back in 2007, Guillermo Del Toro was set to direct the films and Peter Jackson to produce.

But Time has shown us how things can change in a radical, and very often, unexpected way.

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