The Hobbit Book Comparison

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From the author of The Lord of The Rings trilogy, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the same crew behind their film adaptations, Peter Jackson and his writing team, The Battle of the Five Armies is the final instalment in a trilogy of films based on the classic fantasy novel, The Hobbit.

Picking up from The Desolation of Smaug, this final third follows on with the dwarves as they attempt to reclaim their homeland of Erebor, as the titular battle ensues on The Lonely Mountain, with the Goblins and the Wargs fighting against the Men of Lake-town, the Elves, the Dwarves and Eagles.

The following post is a review of the film adaptation in comparison to the book. You can read my review of the book on its own here.

Film Review:

Stretching The Hobbit into
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There are a few scenes missed out of the film at this point. First: Bard gives Bilbo two chests, one filled with gold and one filled with silver. Second: Bilbo gives a silver and pearl necklace to the elven king. And third: Bilbo, Gandalf, and Beorn travel around the north of Mirkwood and stay with Beorn for a while. before departing from Rivendell.
Bilbo is shown carrying a chest when he says goodbye to Gandalf in the film, but it is not shown that he and Gandalf dig up chest they found in the Troll cave. In the book, they split the treasure, placing it in bags on their horses.
When Gandalf visits Bilbo at the end of the film, Balin also joins them in the book.
Overall Verdict:

The first two instalments were also very different from the book, using characters we know from The Lord of The Rings trilogy that didn’t actually appear in The Hobbit, and additional plots to bulk the adaptations out with Jackson making extensive use of the appendices published in the back of The Return of the King, but it all felt necessary beforehand and filled the story out quite well. A lot of what happens in this film, however, is completely unnecessary and only ends the franchise on a sour
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