The Tolkien Road

A podcast about Middle-earth and all things Tolkien.

0168 – Concerning Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”

Concerning Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”…

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Topics discussed (chapter discussion begins at 5:30)…

  • Smaug’s big splash / Bard
  • The Master’s Death
  • Thorin’s Dragon Sickness / The Arkenstone
  • Dol Guldur
  • Thranduil
  • The Battle
  • The Journey Home
  • BIRDS!!! Lesser role for Ravens, Thrushes, Eagles
  • Does it ultimately pay off to have done this as 3 films, instead of 1 or 2?
  • Was it justified for Jackson to take so many liberties?
  • Also, listener Sharon B. once again joins us all the way from Australia to share her vast knowledge of the films!

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