The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies Review

Kelsey Locante '17, Staff Writer

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies was another magnificent work from director Peter Jackson. I have to say, I have seen a ton of Peter’s films, including the entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy, King Kong, The Adventures of Tin Tin, (and now), the entire Hobbit Trilogy; and I have never been disappointed by any one of them. The world of Middle Earth is something that completely changes the public’s views of mythical creatures. Once J.R.R. Tolkien wrote about them, elves were no longer clumsy, tiny people, but eternal and wise beings who stood tall as men did. This movie was the final piece of a trilogy set in Middle Earth that describes the adventures of a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. It was truly the best way to end such a magnificent legacy, although there are rumors that Peter might create a film based on the book The Silmarillion (also by Tolkien). I could not imagine a better way to depict Middle Earth’s history, and Peter Jackson stuns once again in The Hobbit. Overall, I highly recommend this movie, but warn anyone who hasn’t yet seen the preceding two films to catch up quickly!