The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Directed by: Peter Jackson Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage Running Time: 2 hr 24 mins Rating: PG-13 Due Out: March 24, 2015 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, 2-Disc DVD Special Edition and Digital HD on March 24th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
PLOT: (courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Video)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventure of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves. The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland, but now must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon, Smaug, upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.
As he succumbs to dragon-sickness, the King Under the Mountain, Thorin Oakenshield, sacrifices friendship and honor in search for the legendary Arkenstone. Unable to help Thorin see reason, Bilbo is driven to make a desperate and dangerous choice, not knowing that even greater perils lie ahead. An ancient enemy has returned to Middle-earth. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.
As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends as five great armies go to war.
MOVIE SCORE: 7/10
EXTRAS - New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth - Part 3 - Recruiting the Five Armies - Completing Middle-earth - A Six-Part Saga - A Six-Part Saga - The Last Goodbye - Behind-The-Scenes Featurette - Music Video - Credits - Trailer 1 - Trailer 2 - "Legacy" Trailer - The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug