Since the movie has been out for a while now, I thought it was safe to post on it. I’ll try to avoid spoilers, but no promises. So, I went to see the premiere on the tenth with one of my good friends. Of course, it being the premiere, I knew that I must dress in costume. I was disappointed to find that I was the only elf present at the theatre, but it wasn’t a completely lost cause as there were two hobbits there as well. It had been a while since I had seen a movie in 3D, so when the opening scene unfolded, I was completely blown away. While I must admit that I enjoyed the first Hobbit the best, The Battle of Five Armies was an excellent cap to the Tolkien movie series. The movie delves deeper into the return of Sauron to Middle-Earth (previously known as the Necromancer) and relates to the audience the selfish desires of the various people-groups of Middle Earth. It sets everything up quite nicely for the first Lord of the Rings movie. While some of the movie might have been considered dry (as it mostly consisted of a war), there were several unexpected twists that Peter Jackson excellently inserted. I have always appreciated the way he makes the battles seem real. He doesn’t glorify the death, or gloss over mindless killing (like so many other movies today). Instead, he focuses on the anguish in the heroes’ faces as their companions are killed. He reminds the audience of the cost of war. I wish that Jackson would have spent more time with the “Sauron in Mirkwood” side of the story, especially giving Galadriel and Elrond more screen time, but the scene that they are present in is amazing. I just hope that Jackson decides to create a movie series for the Silmarillion next. However, since Jackson was already losing people with the side-stories in the Hobbit, I doubt he would plunge that far into the obscurities of the Tolkien universe. If you have any questions regarding the relevancy of the side-stories, I’d be happy to answer them. Or any questions regarding the Hobbit, really. That’s all for now!
Maybe he would do a movie on the two blue wizards?