I’ve long been a fan of The Lord of the Rings movies, and The Hobbit franchise of movies has only lived up to the expectations that we had of Peter Jackson from the first films.
I had the opportunity to watch the Hobbit Trilogy Marathon yesterday. The Battle of the Five Armies is by far my favorite of all the Hobbit Franchise of Movies. I know there are many who feel that some of the added elements to the movies (Dwarvan/Elvaan relationship, Orc Chases down the river, etc) detract from the movies, but I love how Peter Jackson has used the many Histories of Middle Earth (12 that I’m aware of) and The Silmarillion in making both The Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit movies. (For those wondering yes, I’ve read all of these as well).
The graphics and props were amazing. For any LoTR fan, and Hobbit fan, this movie is a must see. I give the movie a solid 5 stars (more if I had a higher rating).