Covering the last 77 pages of the book, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Fie Armies” details the fight for Lonely Mountain now that Smaug has met his fate.
Thorin, the Dwarf King, has fallen ill and is not thinking straight. The Elves and humans join forces to try to work with Thorin, but, he resists.
War is on the horizon between the Elves, Humans and Dwarves.
Seeing an opportunity to ensure peace, Bilbo, takes the Arkenstone to the Elves as a bargaining chip.
In the meantime, the news of the death of Smaug reaches the goblins (Orks in the movie) and they march their army (along with the Wolves) to claim Lonely Mountain (and all the riches within) for themselves.
The five armies: Goblins and Wolves will fight the Dwarves, Humans, and Elves (with air superiority coming later with the Eagles, and in the book, Beorn in his giant bear form).
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is full of action and intrigue (and a few extra characters not in the book). The cinematography is beyond compare and the story is terrific. The fighting is comic book graphic and fine for the entire family, except the most sensitive.
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