The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Problem continues… Not enough story for a two hour movie.
When watching Hobbit 3 I thought: “Okay, shorten the movie to a bit more than an hour, put part one and two together and tell it in 30 minutes and you get one really cool movie.” The book can’t be told in three movies with a length of about two hours each. It’s too much and the movie just gets boring.
Nevertheless, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the best of the three movies. The battle is epic and old and new characters become less pale. Especially Thorin Oakenshield’s way through his inner darkness is visualized in an innovative way and one really feels empathy with Bilbo’s feelings towards him.
In the end, the movie is really, really emotional (finally!!!). I wasn’t sure whether I should watch The Hobbit 3 or not, but in the end I was happy I did. It is also a nice connection to The Lord Of The Rings. And – of course – landscape and visualization are great.