Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

The Gang's All There for Finale

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

The Gang's All There for Finale

Article excerpt

AS ALL Lord of the Rings fans know, the road goes ever on, but at last it looks like Bilbo Baggins' very long journey is over.

In The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, dragon Smaug is (spoiler alert) taken down in the first 15 minutes - but that's only the beginning of the story.

Now that the Lonely Mountain has been liberated, everyone wants a piece of it, from the dwarves who've taken up residence to the elves seeking their lost treasure to the humans of Laketown seeking shelter.

To make matters worse, wizard Gandalf has uncovered dark goings-on at Dol Guldur and marauding orc armies are looking for blood.

Director Peter Jackson originally planned The Hobbit as two movies rather than three and the padding in the story has never been more obvious than in this final instalment.

While The Battle of The Five Armies is the shortest of the prequel films, most of the second half is essentially one giant fight scene, ever-expanding as more and more groups arrive at Lonely Mountain. …

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