This weekend we watched The Hobbit- The Battle of the Five Armies in 3D. It was quite a spectacle. As the title suggests, the movie is basically a battle. There is not too much else going on but it does wrap up the story nicely. I will miss my trips to Middle-earth. J.R.R. Tolkien, I wish you were around to write more!
The elves were my favorites and Peter Jackson did an amazing job with the special effects. They fight in an almost choreographed, graceful style. We also get to delve into the psyche of Thorin Oakenshield. He shows his dark and light sides and it keeps us guessing (unless you’ve read the book). It’s also interesting to watch the choices and actions of Bilbo Baggins, who is our real hero.
As for a mom review….both my boys really enjoyed the movie. They are now 12 and 10 years old and had seen the first two Hobbit movies as well. Because of that, we didn’t even debate whether this would be appropriate. However, I must warn that this installment is definitely more violent and gory than the first ones. I guess the story is about a battle mainly so it is not surprising. Overall, I recommend watching this movie in the theater since it is an epic story with great visuals! So long, Middle-earth….