The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was just alright
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I went to the movie opening of the new Hobbit Army, and I can say that I was hoping for more from it. Don’t get me wrong, it was a good movie. I enjoyed The Lord of the Ring movies, but I feel the bar was dropped a little here. If you put this movie outside the others, and don’t mind the fact they drag it out for three movies that could have been done in one, then it might have been more enjoyable. Some people would say that the movie was great, and I could see that if they had just watched the movies and hadn’t read the books. It’s a great adventure and a great action-filled movie.
I did my research on this movie and most say that critics wanted more from Peter Jackson. According to “Film Blogging the Reel World,” every time Peter Jackson goes to Middle Earth, we expect something special. For example, all the other Lord of the Rings movies got Best Picture nominations, and The Hobbit has not been nominated yet. With that being said, what does this mean for the farewell to Middle Earth? Will the final movie not get an award? Is that how the amazing adventure ends?
Empire had this to say, “The Hobbit stands as a worthy successor to the lord of the rings.” I would argue that the Lord of the Rings movies were far better than The Hobbit movies were.
Jackson’s trilogies tend to get better and better and they build and make you want to finish all of them over and over again. I just don’t feel the same about these movies.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Andrew Wright who stated that he liked the movie, it was “a great adventure and an all perfect battle.” He also thought “that there was so much more that could be done.” He dislikes the fact that they added too much to the story.