This, in a nutshell, is the plot of "The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies". Below we explain why you must see this film!
The noisy battles last throughout the film, but this isn't disturbing because director Peter Jackson alternates the action scenes with quieter scenes and one-on-one fights. This means that the (once again) rather long film is not at all boring. In a spectacular opening scene, the now familiar dragon Smaug steals the show. Yet this is a fantasy film for a broad audience, so you don't have to be a die-hard fan of the genre to enjoy "The Battle of the Five Armies".
The characters, action scenes, landscapes and photography are simply stunning, yet again. Everything is superbly shot and in such detail that you feel like you're in the middle of the film! Visually stunning, without question.
Fans of this movie series obviously have a sense of the dramatic. The carefully composed music by Howard Shore enhances this feeling, and works wonderfully with the grand action scenes and the world of the Dwarves, Elves and Orcs.
Jackson was probably rubbing his hands with glee, since he could again count on an army of strong actors: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Evangeline Lilly and Orlando Bloom are all excellent.
In the third film, the tempo is clearly higher than in the previous two films, and this is a welcome change. This is not just reflected in the action scenes, but also in the relationships and underlying tension between the different characters of the saga. And a bit of humor helps to lighten things up.