The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has released its first TV spot, which gives us a better glimpse at what else is coming once “The Defining Chapter” lands in theaters next month.
For one, we get a closer look at Smaug the dragon, who hasn’t really been in full display yet. The beast, portrayed in motion capture and voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, has awaken from a long slumber after Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and his company of dwarves enter the dark cave where the animal lies.
We last saw it threatening the residents of Laketown at the end of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Now, all the protagonists of the story director Peter Jackson has brought to life in the two previous films in the franchise must make a life and death decision and pick a side to fight for.
The new TV spot for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies shows scenes that were not seen in the trailer released by Warner Bros. last week. After much anticipation, a full length trailer was shared with the public and it was all that and a bag of chips.
For countless fans, the ending of the trilogy is something they have been waiting for — for a lifetime. Many had hoped Jackson would adapt the J.R.R Tolkien beloved novel after he undertook its sequel The Lord of the Rings in another trilogy.
Now, as Jackson hangs his Middle-Earth hat, fans await in suspense and wonder what else they will get to witness in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. For those who know the story by reading the novel, the conclusion is something they expect.
However, Peter Jackson has taken a few liberties — for which he has been harshly criticized — so expect some surprises. But the focus will be on one last final battle and what side everyone in the story takes.
As the films have been released, the story has turned darker and darker and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the most dramatic, action-packed chapter yet. Thorin is blinded by his desire to reclaim what is rightfully his, disregarding those he has led throughout his life, including his nephews Kili and Fili.
A confrontation is inevitable and we got a taste of the dramatic sequence of events in the trailer. Now we get to actually see Smaug descending over Laketown, but Bard, the Bowman and dragon slayer (Luke Evans) is waiting with his bow and arrow.
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