Final “Hobbit” doesn’t disappoint

By staff writer Rowan Esquer

Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies was released last month, and it’s a fitting end to the series.

The epic The Hobbit trilogy finale was brimmed to the top with action and left viewers on the edges of their seats. In the final movie, Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, and the other twelve dwarves in their company must defend the Lonely Mountain from four armies. Several of them come to claim what treasure the dragon, Smaug, was hoarding, but others come to conquer the dwarves. Some will fall, and others will be victorious.

The-Hobbit-The-Battle-of-the-Five-Armies-e1406609730337Most fans were content with how the series ended. Yes, there were some aspects of the film that hardcore fans were a bit disappointed in, such as how the elf Legolas was tied into the story and how much the movies strayed from the book. But many more fans are disappointed that there will be no more movies to make based off of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books.

If you are a Lord of the Rings fan and loved the other five movies, than this finale will not disappoint. The movie was exciting to watch with some nail-biter moments! While watching the movie, viewers come to feel emotionally connected with some of the characters, like Bard the Bargeman and his family. The end is very emotional. Some characters experience unexpected plot twists and face unpredictable deaths. I read the books a few years back, and had forgotten some of the exciting parts in the story. This movie reminded me of how I felt about some of the characters and how I was devastated when their lives came to an end. This movie really had me sitting on the edge of my seat and begging for the action and story to never end!

If you’re one of the fans who can’t let the LOTR and Hobbit trilogies go, don’t forget that many TV channels still air the movies, some choosing to show marathons that go on for days. The series will never truly be over as long as the excitement and emotions of the movies stay with the fans.