And with this, Peter Jackson finally wraps up The Hobbit. Thank goodness.
What happens in this movie? Fighting. Thorin suffering from “dragon-sickness.” Bilbo sneaking around a bit. Legolas being unbelievable (even if he does run out of arrows for once). Tauriel being… not much use, actually.
- Martin Freeman as Bilbo. He has just the right “aura” for the character. It’s just a pity he didn’t get to do more.
- Peter Jackson knows how to direct battle sequences. It was easy to follow the different segments of the battle; I never felt too confused by the action or the editing.
That really is all the good I can think of… What follows next is a chunk of ranting: