Posted: December 30, 2014 | Author: Donald | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Anna Kendricks, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Dion Beebe, Emily Blunt, Fran Walsh, Guillermo del Toro, Hugo Weaving, Ian McKellen, Into the Woods, James Horton, James Lapine, Johnny Depp, Martin Freeman, Meryl Streep, Orlando Bloom, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Rob Marshall, Stephen Soundheim, The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit, Wyatt Smith | Leave a comment »
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The latest entry of The Hobbit franchise is called The Battle of the Five Armies, and I guess I have to first say that I found the title a tad puzzling because I only counted four…armies, that is. There were elves, dwarves, man and orcs.
I guess the fifth comes about if you divide those orcky things into two different factions, but, I don’t know, that sorta felt like cheating to me.
At any rate, I think the story of J.R.R. Tolkien’s prequel to The Lord of the Rings could be used as a metaphor for filmmaker Peter Jackson and his production of this final installment of the adventures of a little person called Bilbo Baggins. Read the rest of this entry »