hat started off as a one book became a three part movie that brought new and old fans of Middle-Earth together. Directed by Peter Jackson, The Hobbit trilogy featured stars such as Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage and Ian McKellen, and carried on its long standing legacy of having stunning cinematography.
In The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, the trilogy wrapped up nicely and left Lord of the Rings fans feeling satisfied for the most part. Winning an award for Heartland Film: Truly Moving Picture award – we all know what scene helped win this – The Battle of Five Armies was the perfect way to end The Hobbit trilogy, and ultimately pay respect to J. R. R. Tolkien’s book, The Hobbit.
The most fun thing about the first film is back. Thankfully. The bunny-sled driving, hedgehog talking, bird-poop headed wizard is back, smoking it up with Gandalf as they explore the source of evil in the east. Great to see McKellen and McCoy acting together on screen, given their history of acting together on stage, and their plot line is excellent invention by Jackson, given that he’s mined Tolkien’s appendices for this, which is the strongest connection between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Expect more of this in film 3.