Projector: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies / Black Sea

In the final Projector episode of the year, Thorin and his dwarves go to war in the last of the Middle Earth saga, and Jude Law goes after a sunken Nazi U-boat – all for the sake of gold.

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"Bad Movie Beatdown" takes a look at the very worst that Hollywood has to offer with commentary and analysis. "Projector" is reviews of current UK releases that have yet to open in the US. There may also be some commentaries and other material.

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11 Comments on "Projector: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies / Black Sea"

Found Footage Sex Appeal
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Found Footage Sex Appeal

Black Sea looks cool! Thank you so much for this year! Your review of The Imitation Game was among the most beautiful homages to Alan Turing ever!

Gismara
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You’ve reviewed a lot of interesting movies this year. I’m really looking forward to your 2014 review for this reason. Thanks for your great work this year.

Corbel
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Leaving Middle Earth… until they find a way to turn The Silmarillion into a movie.

TerminalSanity
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The Silmarillion was hardly a novel more a loose and I mean loose anthology I can’t imagine it being made into a movie the only two narratives within it that were anyway near fully realized narratives were the tale of Turin and the Tale of Beren and Luthien

Shlecky
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Jackson actually tried that and somehow lost the rights, which is why a lot of it was put in the Hobbir instead.

mask-and-mirror
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Children of Hurin would be better.

lobsterzoidberg
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I have to say that things I liked the least of the original LOTR movies were the long battle scenes. They simply bored me, as most battle scenes of their ilk do.

I really liked the second Hobbit movie, but something tells me I wouldn’t like this movie.

When I heard you say “45 minute battle scene,” I thought, “Nope!” That meshed well with my reaction to Chris Stuckman’s early review of the film.

Nope!

TerminalSanity
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The Hobbit really should have been only 2 movies stretching it to 3 movies was a huge mistake. End the first movie when Bilbo and the Dwarves leave Laketown for the Lonely mountain open the 2nd movie on the Confrontation with Smaug and end with the battle of the of the Five armies *Sigh*I hate to say it but while Peter Jackson may be a true blue fan of Tolkien’s books and he captured their epic scale on film he really, really, missed a lot of their more meaningful themes (for example: The Ring of Power is not an allegory… Read more »
Redrally
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I have to agree with your Mathew, the biggest problem of the Hobbit movies is the overstretched detail and the digital look of everything. The digital sheen made everything look fake and the scene of Laketown burning in a fiery inferno looked too green-screened.

The_Necroposter
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I agree with some of the criticism, especially the “choppy editing” bit. I felt that the resolution of the film, the aftermath of the battle and everything that followed was way too rushed. This is the final film, and they fight until almost the end, and then there’s almost no resolution to anything. It just feels like a ton of material was cut out of the theatrical version, and the film would have benefitted from less fights and more wrapping up plot points and character arcs. People like to make fun about the Return of the King’s 5 million endings,… Read more »
Punkster
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Well I am looking forward to the new Hobbit movie, I just love this universe and Tolkien’s work. As for Jude Law’s accent, he did an okay job with making it sound Scottish, which is fine for most movie audiences but as someone from Aberdeen, his accent is NOT an Aberdonian one. I really didn’t mind it though and was more impressed with Jude Law attempting it than I was with it. I enjoyed the movie a lot, I actually wanted to go see The Hobbit 3 but it was packed out, so I settled for Black Sea and I… Read more »
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