Film Review: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

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If I’m honest there hasn’t been too many films that I’ve really been looking forward to this year. It’s been very much a case of letting reviews and trailers shape my film viewing habits. That is of course, with the exception of one. The conclusion to the trilogy. The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies.

And as you will see, in preparation for over the last few days I have reacquainted myself with Hobbits, Dwarfs, Dragons and Wizards by watching Part 1: An Unexpected Journey and Part 2: The Desolation Of Smaug, in anticipation of saying goodbye to Middle Earth once and for all. Read more

Film Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Posted on by 5WC in Film

I still remember the anticipation and excitement that built way back in 2001 when Peter Jackson unleashed Gandalf, Frodo and Gollum¬†onto the big screen and gave the world, The Lord Of The Rings. Jackson managing to take Tolkein’s book, that many claimed was “unfilmable” and not only bring it to life, truthfully and respectfully to it’s source, but also change the entire face of fantasy cinema at the same time.

And with the one Ring binding a trilogy together, cementing Jackson’s place in the pantheon of cinema directors and keeping audiences wowed, delighted and immersed ever since it was not hard to guess that Hollywood couldn’t leave middle earth alone for too long. That the book that started it all would be next on the horizon. Read more