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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [Blu-ray] [2014]-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ultraviolet Digital Copy is worthless

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    laseurawejm
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    I only buy Blu-Ray movies if it includes a Digital Copy on I-tunes. This movie's Digital Copy is only for Ultraviolet. I do have an Ultraviolet account, but it was extremely confusing to set up. Some of the movies I have purchased through Best Buy that had an Ultraviolet Digital Copy never worked. Currently, only my Sony 3D Blu-Ray player supports Ultraviolet and when I stream the movies, they are in very poor SD quality. 720p or worse. . Apple TV and Google Play do not support Ultraviolet. Giving someone an Ultraviolet Digital Download is like saying "Free Beer! (If you can find the bar)". And when you do find the bar, the beer is warm and flat. Not having an I-tunes digital download is a deal breaker for me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A Weak Conclusion

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    MrRaul81
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    This is, without a doubt, the weakest movie in the Middle-earth franchise. Would've been better served sticking to the original plan of splitting the book into two three-hour films. Those who pick up the book after having seen these movies will wonder at times if it's even the same piece of fiction. Azog, the primary antagonist in the trilogy, was mentioned only once in all of Tolkien's work. I don't recall the Necromancer even existing in the original book; he may have simply been a way for Peter Jackson to put Sauron (the Middle-earth Big Bad from the Lord of the Rings) in the film. Here's hoping that the Extended Edition adds enough to at least bring this film up to the level of the first Hobbit movie.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Bloated, Unnecessary Money-Grab

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    TheWorldNeedsRickGrimes
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    The Peter Jackson money-making machine just keeps churning out the hits... in this case, the third film in what should have been a two film series (at most). Filled with unnecessary action scenes, weak attempts at romance that wasn't in the book, and ridiculous scenarios that would have Tolkien spinning in his grave... at the cost of good story-telling and the integrity of everyone involved. Sorry, but Jackson is suffering from the same self-affliction that brought down George Lucas after EMPIRE: in his arrogance he fired everyone brave enough to say "stop - you've gone to far".

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not a good movie.

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    Acave69
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    This is the third installment of The Hobbit; The Battle of the Five Armies. The movie starts with the death of Smaug and its plot then lingers awhile for its climactic battle scene. I’ve watched this thing twice and still can’t name the five armies. It’s just not that good and very confusing movie. If you absolutely need to complete your trilogy with ownership of this movie then by all means purchase it as I did. The kids will like it anyway for the CGI.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as Lord of the Rings

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    BestBuyer
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    As someone who loves the Tolkien universe, it pains me to write a negative review about such a great story. But if I'm being honest, the entire Hobbit trilogy is just not up to par with the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Maybe we were spoiled by the first trilogy, but this one is just not great. Fair at best. Luke Evans (Bard) is a stand out, however.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Worst LOTR movie

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    SKIDOP
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    This movie has a serious lack of plot. It's just set up for a battle scene. You can even tell the actors that did amazing jobs in the previous films didn't like acting in this one. Worth getting if you want the whole hobbit series - not worth getting if you want a good movie to watch.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    the cinematography was awesome

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    shonuff6
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    this movie was very very long, at some points it was boring. Some of the action scenes was well done, I'm not a fan of the series so my review might be biased, but I think if you are a die hard fan this will be an excellent flick for you. For the rest of us OK at best. the visuals were stunning

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    DVD not BluRay

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    Hppynja
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    It was my fault because I didn't take the time to check the box carefully and I purchase the DVD version instead of the Blu-ray version. I did not want to wait to watch the movies so I went ahead and opened it so I am stuck with it

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    2 discs for theatrical release?

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    MissionRocker
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    The movie is ok and the 3D is solid but if you want to watch this theatrical release version in 3D it is split over 2 discs!?!? SUPER annoying!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    They blew it on this one

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    klozer123
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    JRR is rolling in his grave. "Earth eaters"?!??WTF. Too much CGI. Way too much. Sad end to what began as a very good theatrical interpretation of The Hobbit / LOTR years ago by Peter Jackson. . Read the books.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Just "OK"

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    TallMike22
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    The final installment in the Hobbit Trilogy was a disappointment. This movie felt flat and empty, not managing to be all that it should have been. I for one, was glad to see this journey come to an end.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Slow and boring ending

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    MrClean1988
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    Battle of the Five armies was a horrible ending to the trilogy of movies. All the flare and charm is gone and disappointing. I'm glad I missed this in the theater as it would have been a waste of my time!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Still trying to figure out the five armies

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    Hoss
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    This movie didn't need to be as long as it was. A big fight happens, then the heroes break off into smaller fights, then the movie ends. Kind of a let down. Still, have to end the trilogy somehow.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    What Happened?

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    Stridersbox
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    The first two movies were pretty good. This one was kind of lame. The special effects were bad, and the storyline greatly departed from what Tolkien wrote. It was very disappointing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not sure why it's rated so high

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    miket
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    I thought the first two Hobbits were pretty good, although the visuals were good, this one seemed off to me. Maybe I should have watched it at the theater first.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Definitely the worst out of them all.

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    vhayes182
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    They should have just kept the hobbit with just two movies. This movie is way to stretched out.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    The Hobbit 3

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    Darthp
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    Not the best middle earth film, any fans of the book may be disappointed with the conclusion to

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor Movie

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    rchristo
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    I bought the movie just to complete the series. A cute story was blown way out of proportion.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Way too long

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    badluddite
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    The whole Hobbit series was drawn out too long. It should have been completed in one movie.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Least story, most action

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    Laserbeak
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    If you want an action movie, this delivers. If you expect LOTR quality, you might be disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend