Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies {Book to Movie}

So I know there are soooo many JRR Tolkien fans out there and this is definitely one of the most anticipated films of the year and the final installment of "The Hobbit" movies. I am sure this is going to be a big big big box office hit. December is always a good month for movies to come out and what else should we do on Christmas break but see good movies and go skiing or snowboarding.

Book Synopsis
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent.

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Movie Synopsis
Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the terrifying Smaug from acquiring a kingdom of treasure and obliterating all of Middle-Earth.
If you are wondering if this would be okay for your kids to watch then check out this Parents Guide 

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And this is a fun picture I found that made me laugh and is so true. How did one little Hobbit book make three huge block buster 2 hour plus movies long? This is the book what it looks like after director Peter Jackson got a hold of it.

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I thought this picture was good to remind us of all the dwarf characters since there are so many of them.
Martin Freeman as Bilbo
He is most well known for his role in the two previous Hobbit movies but also in the movie "Love Actually" and he plays Dr. John Watson on the British TV show "Sherlock"
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Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug
Benedict Cumberbatch is most well known for his role in the British TV series "Sherlock" where he plays Sherlock Holmes. Other films you have seen him in are: "Star Trek Into Darkness" , "The Imitation Game" , "Atonement" and of course "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug".
He has some up coming projects you can see in the future. "Black Mass" , "Magik" and "The Yellow Birds" just to name a few.
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Richard Armitage as Thorin
We know him from the first two movies but he also was in "Into the Storm" , "Captain America: the First Avenger" , and "The Crucible". He is currently filming "Sleepwalker" which comes out in 2015.
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Ian McKellen as Gandalf
Ian McKellen has been in all The Lord of the Rings Movies and all The Hobbit Movies. You will also know him from Stardust, and all the X Men Movies including X Men: Days of Future Past. He is currently working on Mr Holmes and The Dresser.

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Luke Evans as Bard
He is known for Dracula Untold, Fast and Furious 6 and The Raven. He is currently working on several movies which I won't name all of them, Flutter, High-Rise and The Crow.

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Lee Pace as Thranduil
He is known for Guardians of the GalaxyThe Fall, and of course all The Hobbit Movies. He is working on Prisoner of War and Icon both of which are coming out next year.

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Orlando Bloom as Legolas
And of course we all know Orlando Bloom. He was in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and all The Lord of the Rings movies and The Three Musketeers. His current projects are Digging for Fire, Unlocked, and another Pirates movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

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And the ladies of the movie!

Cate Blanchett as Galadriel
She is known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, All The Lord of the Rings Movies, The Monument's Men which we did as a book club here, she has done so many movies I can't possible name them all. Her current projects are Cinderella (I will for sure be doing a post on), Knight of Cups,  and Carol just to name a few.

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Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel
We all love Evangeline from her acting on Lost. She was also in Real Steel and The Hurt Locker. She just finished filming Ant-Man which comes out next year.

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Director Sir Peter Jackson
Oh Sir Peter Jackson. He is infamous for his directing of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and won an Oscar for Best Director, Best Picture and Best Screenplay for the final movie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.  He has no current directing movies in the works but he is producing The Adventure of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun.

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If you want to check out a website all things The Hobbit click here. Found this in my research and this site is packed with everything you would want to know.

Hope you have an entertaining few hours at the movies!


1 comment :

BB. said...

Thanks for this article.