The board is set for the epic finale to Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy adapted from the childrens’ book, The Hobbit, written by professor J.R.R. Tolkien in the 1930s. The previous film left Bilbo and the Company of Dwarves in jeopardy of failing their quest to take back the ancient dwarven kingdom of Erebor. The dragon Smaug was foolishly awaken from his sleep – it is the city of Dale on the Long Lake that shall battle its fury. Thorin, the King Under the Mountain, is succumbing to the dragon-sickness, thus making him blind in his lust for the treasure. Gandalf was captured after discovering that the Necromancer who had taken hold of Dol Guldur was none other than the Dark Lord, Sauron himself, who had seemingly been defeated years ago by Isildur. The tone has grown darker since we left the Shire in the first film and this last chapter promises even more epic battles, major deaths and tougher challenges for our company of unlikely heroes (Tolkien readers, you all know what I’m talking about!).
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens nationwide across the UK on the 12th of December.