The End is Here in First Trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Ian McKellen and Luke Evans in The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Movie Image

When “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” opens this December, it’ll the sixth movie Peter Jackson has directed in one movie series. Which has got to be some kind of record, I would imagine. What is that, 20 years working on the same property? I’m frankly surprised the guy still has the enthusiasm for it. I would have lost interest about, oh, 3 movies ago, but then again, I likely suffer from ADD, so it’s probably just me.

“The Battle of the Five Armies” certainly looks like it lives up to the title, at least if this first trailer for the movie is any indication. Check out the trailer for the third and final movie in the “Hobbit” trilogy below. (Or at least, until they find something else Tolkien has written to adapt, anyway.)

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.

Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving and Orlando Bloom.

It’s over this December 17th.

Martin Freeman in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Movie Poster