The Battle of The Five Armies
IAN MCKELLEN, MARTIN FREEMAN, RICHARD ARMITAGE
Holding the Highest Academy Award Sweep (Winning every nominated category) for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Peter Jackson has proven indeed to be the Middle-Earth most enchanting director! Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, and his Company of Dwarves have unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world in Desolation of Smaug. Enraged, Smaug rains his wrath down upon the men, women, and children of Lake-town. Meanwhile, unseen by almost everyone but the wizard Gandalf, the enemy Sauron has returned to Middle-Earth and has sent forth legions of Orcs in an attack upon the Lonely Mountain. In April 2014, Peter Jackson announced that the third film’s subtitle had been changed to “The Battle of the Five Armies”. The primary reasons for the change were that the titular battle is the central focus of the film, but also, as Jackson stated on his Facebook page, “‘There and Back Again’ felt like the right name for the second of a two film telling of the quest to reclaim Erebor, when Bilbo’s arrival there, and departure, were both contained within the second film. But with three movies, it suddenly felt misplaced – after all, Bilbo has already arrived ‘there’ in the Desolation of Smaug”… I say, if two is company, with the last Hobbit three is better company!
DID YOU KNOW?
Steve Carell wore various prosthetic noses. His makeup took two hours to put on, including hairstyling and makeup to change his skin tone.