The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Contents of Game.

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From Academy Award (R)-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. “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. (c) Warner Bros

My review: I was moved by such a beautiful and heartbreaking movie; a great way to say goodbye to the world of Middle-Earth. (unless they do “TheĀ Silmarillion“, of course) Thank you for the movies, Peter Jackson!

My recommendation: I highly recommend that you watch this movie, and that’s an order!

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Bored of the Rings (A spoof of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings) by the Harvard Lampoon

Bored of the Rings

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This book was written nearly 40 years ago by the Harvard Lampoon and it’s just a twisted, all-in-one spoof of J. R. R. Tolkien‘s Lord of the Rings. Written during the height of the 1960’s, when the book just became larger than life, this tale follows a bogie and his gardener as they leave home to (you guessed it) destroy an evil ring and save the world.

My Review: This book was the most hilarious spoof of LOTR I ever read!

My recommendation: Anyone who loves LOTR should read this book.

My rating: *****