Fifth about The Seventh

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: there’s no denying that Peter Jackson’s film is a grand visual spectacle and makes great use of the picturesque locations, character, set and costume designs; however, perhaps underlined by the High Frame Rate 3D format, there’s a great sense of artificiality to some of the special effects and patterns. The storytelling is heavy-handed (which naturally affects the acting as well; Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman are the only members of the large cast who are able to avoid hammy deliveries) and most of the characters, unsympathetic and flat. As the series comes to an end, many of the additions (storylines and characters) felt tacked in, unneeded and the emotional payoff, poor.

Read also:

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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