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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The Hobbit : The Battle of the Five Armies – Review

Don't mess with this Hobbit! 
For someone who is not actually a big fan of this series, as luck would have it. I won preview tickets for the first two instalments and an upgrade for the final part in the Indulge Hall. How freaking cool is that? Macam nak je aku layan gamba ni kan? No harm since it is the year’s most anticipated movie and I’ve grown to like the Middle Earth creatures.
Bersatu teguh....bercerai roboh. 
The cliff-hanger at the end of The Desolation of Smaug left us with the Dwarfs making it to the Lonely Mountain and the pissed off Dragon (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) going on a rampage to destroy Lake-Town (it was translated as Bandar Tasik and I couldn’t help myself but to chuckle thinking if it was called South Lake Town…the direct translation would have been Bandar Tasik Selatan!) Anyway…after talking wayyyyy too much in the previous part, this time Smaug shows his disruptive side until Bard (Luke Evans) takes it down. Unfortunately his Bandar Tasik is left in shambles so the whole population heads toward Erebor. In the meantime, Gandalf (Ian McKellan) who is stuck at Dol Guldur is rescued by Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) with the help of Elrond (Hugo Weaving) & Saruman (Christopher Lee). They stage one heck of a kick arse battle against the 9 Kings of Men while getting a glimpse of Necromancer who Gandalf has already confirmed as Sauron. Meanwhile, a personal battle brews within Thorin (Richard Armitage) who have seemed to be consumed by his greed of the gold. He orders the dwarf to keep looking for the Arkenstone without knowledge that Bilbo (Martin Freeman) are already in possession of it. When Thorin goes back on his promise to help Bard and the Elf King Thranduil (Lee Pace), Bilbo hands the stone to Bard to change Thorin’s mind. All this while the army of Orcs are making their way to Erebor. In order to survive the great battle, the Lake-Town Man, Mirkwood Elves, Dwarves of Iron Hill had to go against The Orcs of Moria & Gundabad and the Great Eagles of the Misty Mountains. Fuh! How’s that for confrontation? Who will make it? Who will be defeated? 
Ready to kick butt! 
As I mentioned in my earlier reviews, I don’t have to comment about the amazing cast, they certainly gave their heart and soul into this movie. With Peter Jackson helming it, get ready for the award season for some serious nominations. With some silly humour, lovey dovey (between Tauriel and Kili!), loyalty, friendship and a whole army of other emotions captured since the beginning of the series, am sure the fans would enjoy this to the max. Some might sleep with their fake elf ears on I presume.
Hobbit makes it home? 
It is end of an era and journey unlike any other. Just like life…we live, we travel, we experience, we remember. Learn what we can and teach what we could share. My own personal journey throughout this movie was watching with three different friends of mine while also catching up with my primary school friend….oh how time flew by. All those memories. Thank you Peter Jackson for turning the book into a master piece…what’s next oh Bearded One? 

Geng Hobbit reject!
Primary school Hobbit reunion!

P/s - Thank you Churp Churp and TGVCinemas Movie Club for the IMAX and Indulge experience r

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