The Hobbit finally comes to a blockbuster end

November 12, 2014
It's been a long old journey, but finally, The Hobbit trilogy is coming to an end. After an epic journey which has seen everyone's favourite hairy-footed hero Bilbo Baggins (played by Martin Freeman of Sherlock fame) overcome all manners of evil, the saga is set to come to an end in this final chapter of the series. From the looks of this barnstorming trailer, the film is going to lean heavily on mass war scenes with enough CGI to blow even the biggest of budgets. And with a title like The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and director Peter Jackson's previous penchant for epic war scenes, we can't say we're remotely surprised. As well as leading actor Freeman (who despite all his Hollywood success, we still view as Tim from The Office UK), the film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom, who reprises his role as Legolas - the elf last seen in the hugely successful Lord of the Rings trilogy. After the slightly disappointing second film - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - film fans will be hoping that Jackson has saved the best for last and that The Battle of the Five Armies will be a fitting end to J. R. R. Tolkien's legendary tale. Details: Expected in cinemas across the Middle East from December 12.