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David’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
The third instalment of the Hobbit trilogy, is my favourite. It’s got everything you want from a Lord of the rings prequel, entertaining action, great story telling, fun, relatable characters, suitable character arcs and emotion. The film looks spectacular with the CGI in the battle scenes and the dragon, as well as the beautiful nature the film was set in. The film starts of with Smaug the dragon burning down the nearby Lake City and the brave Bard who saves his son from the Dragon as he fires a bow into the heart of Smaug. As the dwarfs and Bilbo have claimed the mountains they are searching for the stone which Bilbo has kept as he has seen what the power has done too Thorin’s head... he’s lost his characteristics which previously gave him the respect, he is power hungry and the rest of the dwarfs can see this. Thorin goes back on his word and doesn’t help the fishermen build back there village as he’s got his power and wants too keep it. There’s conflict between the elf’s, the men, and the orcs. However before this huge battle commenced the dwarfs arrive to help Thorin their king; they all fight together to save the world against the Orc’s army. Some of my favourite scenes was seeing Saruman fighting to save Gandalf and Legolas’ fighting the giant trolls with Thorin. The ending is perfect for the hobbit trilogy as it tied into the original trilogy and has great emotion as we see Thorin die saving his people and we see a nice little recall to the first lord of the rings film with Bilbo sat inside the shire as Gandalf knocks on the door. I also liked the bit about Sauran as Gandalf and Eldron can already see the potential threat from him many years before.
Overall I’d rate this film a 4 and a 1/2 ⭐️ It’s a great story of power and coming together to defeat evil, and save the world, similar to the original lord of the rings films in that sense.
Previously 🔙The girl who never really left
Coming soon🔜Avengers End game
Please let me know your thoughts on how the hobbit trilogy compares to the lord of the rings original trilogy. Who’s your favourite in this trilogy and your favourite moment.