It is here!!! The first trailer for the final chapter of the Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies has just hit the web!! Now this is not the first time I reviewed a trailer. But it is the first time since I reviewed the trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Let's take a look back at these films. In the first film, An Unexpected Journey, we were introduced to the Dwarf company led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and a young Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) with the return of fan-favorite Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen) as they venture across Middle Earth to reclaim the Dwarf kingdom of Erabor from the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch). In the second film, we find the company is still on their quest to get to Erabor and destroy the Dragon Smaug. We get introduced to fan-favorites such as Lady Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), Saruman (Christopher Lee), Lord Elrond (Hugo Weaving), Gollum (Andy Serkis) and Legolas (Orlando Bloom) above all others. And now we have the third and final film in the Hobbit Trilogy.
The trailer itself is a bad-ass trailer!!! I felt that it would give us the epic finale that we need for the prequel trilogy of one of the greatest film trilogies of all time!!! Epic battles, a massive dragon in the opening (I'd give Smaug the first 30-40 minutes of the actual film), elves, dwarfs, wizards galore!!!
So when I saw Smaug burning down the Laketown city across from Erabor, I went 'OMG!!! Why?!?' But then Bard came up and he felt that the moment was the exact time to kill him. Just don't know when in the movie that will happen. And the people in the town completely ignored Bard for telling them that Smaug was about to destroy them all. And he did exactly that!!
But after that, there may be no more purpose in this final installment.
I still think there was a huge chunk of the film that may give us the all-out war against the goblins and orcs. Thorin declares war on both the goblins (and orcs hopefully) with the aid of the company and the Elves (from what I remember reading in the book).
And I give this trailer credit for the song that goes with the battle. You may find the song familiar. Because in Return of the King, Pippin was ordered by the Steward of Gondor to sing for him while his son Faramir went to Osgiliath to reclaim the river. But before he could sing, Pippin stated that him and his people didn't have any songs for great halls.
So I give the trailer credit for exactly that to finish off the trailer.
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When you finish checking it out, tell me your thoughts on what you think will happen. Have you read the Hobbit? Have you seen the other two films?
Let me know in the comments below.