This week, we’ve been graced with many, many posters for Peter Jackson’s unnecessary trilogy-closer, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Martin Freeman’s Bilbo, Ian McKellen’s Gandalf and Cate Blanchett’s Galadriel have all struck poses in character to ensure a full-on marketing bombardment. They’re not to blame for this excessive poster malarkey, they’re just doing their jobs. Nevertheless, New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. are gonna make damn sure you know there’s another trek back to Middle Earth on the cards this December.
Keeping in tune with the one-per-day ratio, we’ve now got a Legolas special. In the artwork, Orlando Bloom pulls back his mighty bow and holds it with poise as he eyes his target. If you take a moment to truly appreciate the blueness of his eyes, you may also sense a certain Twilight-y ness to proceedings. A shock of blonde hair, pale skin, contact lenses and snow definitely lend the archer an air of the Cullens. You can see for yourself below.
The final instalment has been bashed for its sheer bulkiness, as Tolkien’s original novel was a mere scrap of a thing. If you were to compare it to the hyper-extended trilogy, the novel would be the “No Smoking”/”Drink Loads Of Coke” reels that play beforehand. Whatever your stance on the film is, there’s no doubt hordes of Lord Of The Rings fans will be lining up to see it, in the hopes that it’s less of a let down than the first two.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens on December 17th.
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.
Source: Latino Review