The final chapter of Peter Jackson's Middle-earth saga finally comes to an end in "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies." We would like to thank Warner Borthers Pictures Ph for inviting us last week to the special screening of the film in "HFR 3D" at IMAX SM Mall of Asia. It is the shortest film in the trilogy, but it is far the best one if you ask me.
The story continues with Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the group of dwarves finally reached their destination. They have reclaimed their homeland from the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) who awakens from a deep slumber. The pissed-off dragon unleashes his wrath against the people of Lake-town. Now it's up to Bard (Luke Evans) to defend his people from the fire-breathing dragon. Meanwhile, with Thorin changing his heart against his comrades to keep his throne in the mountain, a great battle soon emerges with every armies' lines up for an epic clash of the titans.
Closing a saga is very difficult, especially to the fans who aim high to see the trilogy end in a satisfying manner. With the final chapter relying to the titular spectacle battle of five armies, we are all treated with an amazing feature of action-packed sequences. It is thrilling finish where you see the elegant elves led by Legolas (Orlando Bloom) delivering hard-hitting shots against the stressful looking orcs. It is also emotional at the same time where some of our beloved characters die.
The visuals are simply astonishing with Peter Jackson's amazing attention in every detail. Every cast member did embrace their character really well and stayed committed with their roles. The film looks more outstanding with HFR 3D in play to bring more depth and life to an already lively feature.
Overall, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies delivers a great ending to a long incredible journey of Bilbo Baggins. It is a spectacular grandeur display of battle sequences that lacked the previous two films. This is the best part in the trilogy and what a way to announce its exit.
Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 9 out of 10 stars
Cast: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Distributed by: Warner Brothers Pictures PH
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide
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