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Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (New Line Cinema/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/WingNut Films, 2014)The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies‘ primarily brings with it a sensation of relief that the muddling and ultimately middling affair is finished.

While it lacks in stand-alone value is made up in its gaggle of spectacular set-pieces and a little story that directly leads into he Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring‘. At least the last prequel is a worthy companion piece to Peter Jackson’s much more superior trilogy.

It’s actually quite funny to see Jackson reflects himself into Thorin Oakenshield: Both has been suffering “dragon sickness”, a compulsive lust for gold. And thank God now Jackson can rest his tired mind, get on with new projects and move far, far away from the Middle Earth. [C]

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

Directed by Peter Jackson Produced by Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro (screenplay), J. R. R. Tolkien (book, The Hobbit) Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom Music by Howard Shore Cinematography Andrew Lesnie Edited by Jabez Olssen Studio New Line Cinema/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/WingNut Films Running time 144 minutes Country New Zealand, United States Language English

Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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Hampir satu dekade semenjak Peter Jackson merilis seri terakhir trilogi The Lord of the Rings, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), kini sutradara asal Selandia Baru tersebut bersiap untuk menggelar sebuah trilogi cerita lainnya dengan mengadaptasi novel The Hobbit yang menjadi prekuel dari seri The Lord of the Rings karya J. R. R. Tolkien. Benar… Jackson siap untuk membuat tiga film baru berdasarkan satu novel karya Tolkien. Rasa skeptis jelas akan membayangi banyak penonton atas keputusan Jackson tersebut. Apakah dunia membutuhkan sebuah perjalanan lain ke Middle Earth? Mampukah Jackson mengulangi daya tarik serta kesuksesan kualitas berkelas dari trilogi The Lord of the Rings (2001 – 2003)? Apakah The Hobbit hanyalah sebuah proyek yang bertujuan komersial belaka? Dan sayangnya, dengan apa yang disajikan Jackson pada seri pertama The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, rasa skeptis tersebut sepertinya tidak akan begitu cepat menghilang dari benak banyak orang.

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