The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies…Who is the Fifth Army?

In Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, we see a battle between dwarves, elves, men, orcs… and who? Some may argue it to be the trolls. Some would say the Eagles. But what about the bats? Or the goblins? Or the wargs as originally written in the book?

In my opinion. It’s the viewers!

After watching the final chapter of the middle earth movies, I couldn’t avoid all the negative talk and hateful things that spread across the internet. People complained about Tauriel and the love interest. And Gandalf’s side story. And the CGI. And the addition of Legolas. And the unnecessary use of three movies. And blah, blah, blah.

Needless to say, people did not like the Hobbit movies.

But, why?

I love Tolkien and all his work. I love to see a good adaptation of a book into a movie. I love accuracy. And, I loved the third Hobbit movie! “*gasp* how can this girl be so blasphemous?” Well, as I have stated before, how about you read EVERYTHING Tolkien has to offer, consider what you would have done if you made the movies (and I mean really consider it. Think of the work that goes into it. Think of how the visuals would change the story, in length, action, and otherwise. Really think), and think about all that information, all that journeying and discoveries made in the books at the same time period of the Hobbit and it’s importance and ask yourself, “Would I want to see all this on the big screen?” Because if the answer is yes, then you should not be criticizing the hobbit movies for that reason!

There is no possible way there will be a The Lord of the Rings’ Appendix movie.

I, personally, love that Peter Jackson added all the background info, and made the Hobbit like the Lord of the Rings, and how he adapted the Hobbit to be consistent with the Lord of the Rings, because I’m pretty sure Tolkien would have himself, if it didn’t take so much effort!

I applaud Jackson for taking the time to really dive into the information provided and create movies that bring into par all the different aspects of a good story. Plus, we have no room to talk! Tolkien isn’t here, so who is to say if he would like Jackson’s interpretation or not? Who knows! Maybe he likes it this way!

I say, we should act like real fans and take everything into consideration. Stop fighting Jackson. Stop creating an army bent on… what exactly? What are we trying to achieve by shouting our dislike? By trying to shout loud enough for Peter Jackson to hear us? News flash: odds are, he can’t hear you. Maybe he is busy living his life perfectly fine, while you are here destroying your own happiness for no reason at all. You can choose to like or dislike something. If you simply dislike the Hobbit movies because it is “inaccurate,” then that’s just…well…stupid.

I say, stop the hate. Stop the anger. Stop trying to be as negative as possible in order to be heard. You are only harming yourself, and those who actually hear you. Negativity never brings happiness. Remember that next time you feel the need to complain about the Hobbit. No one likes a negative person.


One thought on “The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies…Who is the Fifth Army?

  1. I absolutely loved “The Battle of the Five Armies” as well!!! And Billy Boyd’s “The Last Goodbye” at the end was so beautiful! Thanks for the great post!


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