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Issue: Summer 2014-5

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) movie review

Fantastic Conclusion

Just saw The Hobbit. It was much better than the reviews led me to believe.

Yes, we all know it shouldn't have been made into three films, but do we have to bring this up again, movie reviewer? In fact, lots of the views I've read look like quibbles, from people who never really like this sort of thing anyway, and now they see their chance to vent snark in a satisfied way.

I thought it had spectacle, some poignancy and moving moments, and a satisfying ending. Well worth seeing.

by Michael Pryor

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Australian release 26 December 2014
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See also: Lord of the Rings 1
Lord of the Rings 2
Lord of the Rings 3
The Hobbit

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Title: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
Written by: Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro ; J.R.R. Tolkien ... (novel The Hobbit)
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Running time: 144 mins
Rating: M

The Players: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Sylvester McCoy, Stephen Fry, Billy Connolly

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