You might think you know what The Battle of Five Armies is about, but do you really? The Hobbit is only a short children’s book after all and yet there’s another 2-plus hour long epic coming that takes its plot and stretches it thin. Thus a synopsis might help. You can find it below.
See, it’s basically a big battle, which is probably what we were all expecting and might actually be the only film in the trilogy that doesn’t seem like it is being stretched out longer than it should. It also will most likely play on what made the previous two (An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug) great, which was the impressive scope and scale. Hurrah for plots!
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.