So, if you’ve been following my articles, you will know that up until recently, I had never seen any Hobbit movies at all. Well, by the title to this article you can probably guess that I caught up and went to see the epic conclusion of not only the Hobbit movies but the Middle-Earth universe. Spoilers ahead!
So in hindsight, it makes sense that it was so short lived but, it struck me as kind of odd that Smaug, the chiefest of all calamities, the reason the dwarves were chased out of the Lonely Mountain for 200 or so years was dead within 20 minutes from a black arrow under the loose scale.
It made sense, though. There was so much to pack into the movie, I am actually shocked that this was the shortest Middle-Earth movie to date!It was the perfect ending to the series though. It was bittersweet to say the least but, that is how the Lord of the Rings was too. In this movie we got some explanations about Sauron and how he was unable to take form again. We also got to see the start of Saruman going dark in a quest for Sauron’s power. We also see how Legolas gets to the point where he is in LoTR and there is also mention of Aragorn. Also, if you ever get the chance, look up the wikipedia pages about the Middle-Earth universe. It is straight, to the point, and is insanely interesting.
There were some sad parts obviously, you didn’t think we would make it through a whole trilogy without at least 1 dwarf in the company dying, did you? Anybody who read the book(I didn’t) would know that Fili, Kili, and Thorin die in this one. However, the battle is won and Bilbo goes home.
The movie ends perfectly, looping back to the very opening of The Lord of the Rings with Gandalf arriving at Bag End to visit Bilbo. I have to say that after watching The Hobbit series, it’s really sad that Bilbo doesn’t go on the adventure with Gandalf.
I don’t really want to take every moment from you to enjoy, so I will just say it was very good, and I am very satisfied with that ending as I suspect all fans of Middle-Earth movies will be.
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