Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.
After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer's prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is.
This is the first Middle-Earth film in the franchise, in which the Extended Edition received an R rating by the MPAA. It is also the first Extended Edition, with the second least amount of new footage (twenty minutes), the film with the least amount of new footage is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) (thirteen minutes). See more »
When Legolas grabs the Gundabad bat to fly to nearby tower, he is upside down for couple of minutes. His arrows should have fallen out of his quiver. However, when he lands, his quiver is full of arrows. See more »
[Thranduil arrives at the top of Ravenhill to find Tauriel crying over Kili's body]
They want to bury him.
If this is love, I do not want it. Take it away, please! Why does it hurt so much?
Because it was real.
[Tauriel cradles Kili's hand in hers and leans down to kiss him]
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The film's opening title is divided into two parts: "The Hobbit" appears at the beginning of the film, and after Smaug's death "The Battle of the Five Armies" appears. See more »
If you haven't read The Hobbit and/or if you like the first two movies: I envy you of sorts...
If someone had told me some years ago that I would consider walking out from a Tolkien movie opening night, I would have slapped them with a cod. Or a salmon. The Hobbit trilogy is crap.
It's little more than a long list of invented battles and love stories to attract a widest possible audience, as well as loads of idiotic storyline to make the story slide into the Lord of the Rings movies as smooth as an Elven ass.
I understand that some adaption is required from book to screen, but when dealing with a book more or less only surpassed by the Bible and the IKEA catalogue, one should tread carefully.
Do yourself a favor. Read the book. Let your mind be the big screen.
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