The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies

Trailer Time: The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies Trailer (2014)

After an eternity of waiting, and as a post-Comic Con treat, FINALLY the first trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is upon us.  Don’t waste time reading this!  Watch IT!!!
The film opens December 17, 2014.
The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies, Bard the Bowman, Smaug

4 thoughts on “Trailer Time: The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies Trailer (2014)”

  1. Tolkien was a genuinely decent man. And all you have to do is read his books to know that. There are so many points at which The Hobbit and LOTR connect with my life in a meaningful way. And now I have read everything he ever wrote. The last Hobbit movie will probably be the last time I ever get a feeling of newfound discovery out of Middle Earth. I’ll keep enjoying Arda, but the feeling is bittersweet.

    Great storytellers carry a great responsibility. A while back, on my blog, I wrote the following: “The next time you watch a film, ask yourself if the film says anything about the human condition, anything at all. And even if it does, the message should not be that we are all destined for damnation. First, it takes no skill, intelligence or wit to transmit that message. Second, art should provide us with a reason to live. It should incentivize us to embrace our strange existence, to appreciate the miraculous in the everyday.”

    We know that Frodo will never truly heal. People who have fought in a war lose something they can never recover, but so do people who have been through other kids of ordeals. And I can accept that, because it is true. But Frodo does not kill himself or become bitter, instead he goes off to be with the elves, and we know it will be a peaceful life. And Sam becomes a complete Hobbit, and life goes on, sometimes tragic, yet full of hope. You are right about Tolkien, he created something of such magnitude that he has to be the 20th century’s greatest author.


    1. Well said, man. These stories are beautiful and important and also have the benefit of being ridiculously cool. I’m glad Jackson has given us these six films, though it saddens me to think we won’t hear more tales from Middle-Earth (at least for awhile). They’ll always there to go back to though and there’ll be hobbits to walk with, mountains to climb and dragons to slay. And that’s a great comfort.


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