New Trailer Released for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies!

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This is a tough one for me.  I’ve been largely disappointed with The Hobbit movies so far, and the poor pacing and extra, unnecessary, fluff in Desolation of Smaug pretty much put me off fo the franchise (though the Extended Edition was better).  At the very least, it’s been tough for me to muster up any excitement for the final film.  That being said, this is a pretty awesome trailer, and despite my reservations, I’m feeling the lure of hype behind some of these set pieces.  Hopefully the story can deliver to go along with it!

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves.  The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland, but now must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon, Smaug, upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

As he succumbs to dragon-sickness, the King Under the Mountain, Thorin Oakenshield, sacrifices friendship and honor in his search for the legendary Arkenstone.  Unable to help Thorin see reason, Bilbo is driven to make a desperate and dangerous choice, not knowing that even greater perils lie ahead.  An ancient enemy has returned to Middle-earth.  Sauron, the Dark Lord, 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 as five great armies go to war.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits theaters on December 17, 2014.  What do you think of the new trailer?  Are you ready to see the end of this trilogy? 

-Jordan