Genre: Fantasy Adventure
Starring: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Lee Pace
Rating: PG 13
My Rating: One thumb up
Gasp? Only one thumb? That's only because I haven't enjoyed these hobbit movies as much as I did the Lord of the Rings movies. Not sure why. Maybe I've been influenced by all the naysayers, but they have seemed a bit drawn out and there's lots of complicated stuff that I just don't totally get.
This last movie was fun, as they all are, but did seem particularly cheesy in parts, especially a certain Legolas defying gravity scene that was just totally weird. Maybe it's all about some awesome elf magic?
And Legolas? Wow, but I loved him in the Lord of the Rings movies. So did he change? Or did I? Either way, something did and I'm not quite sure I can put my finger on it.
That all being said, I still enjoyed this movie and all it's special effects and emotional drama and cool characters. Kili will forever be my favorite and Martin Freeman nailed his part in all three movies.
|Kili and Fili|
|I quite enjoyed Lee Pace too.|
You may think that given where the last movie left off with "what have we done?" that there'd be a bunch of dragon fighting, but that's all over right at the beginning and then the movie concentrates on gathering the five armies for a huge final conflict, all over the treasure in the mountain that the dwarves have claimed.
And what an intense battle it is!
And sad. Many sad things happen in this movie and I for one don't remember The Hobbit (the book) being sad at all, so all that must be from other sources.
Speaking of sad, how about this most awesome song (which I may have shared before, I can't remember) by Billy Boyd and featured in the movie, set to scenes from all six movies. Weepy I tell you!
And for those interested, here's the trailer for this final movie:
Have you seen this final Hobbit movie and if so, what did you think?