The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Jan 26, 2015 02:55
Today, I went to the movie theater and watched “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” The room was packed with audience because the “The Lord of the Rings” movies are also very popular in China.

However, not everyone was familiar with what these movies were about. Some just went along for the ride and stolled into the room only to kill time. I heard some people sitting next to me complain about too many slapsticks and boring fighting scenes in this film.

Apparently, the reason they felt the movie was in lack of plots was they hadn’t referred to first two movies of this trilogy. I had seen some comments about this movie – they suggested to brush up on the first two movies if one wanted to grasp the synopsis, so I watched them on Youku (Chinese version of Youtube) last night.

In fairness, I think the movie was good since this is, after all, one movie of the trilogy so it cannot be as tightly written as those LOTR movies. And, I went in with much tempered expectations because I had browsed some film criticism about this movie. Although some people think parts of the movie are perhaps “ridiculous” or “unreasonable,” for me, the special-effects are already worth the ticket price; moreover, it is so memorable because it is the end of the LOTR series on the screen.




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