New The Hobbit 3, The Battle of the Five Armies movie got mixed reviews from top critics. New Line Cinema released their new action/fantasy flick, “The Hobbit 3: The Battle Of The Five Armies” into theaters this past Wednesday and all the reviews are in from the top critics. It turns out that half ,or a little more than half of them liked it with an overall 59 score out of a possible 100 across 45 reviews at Metacritic.com.
The movie stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, John Bell, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Billy Connolly, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Lawrence Makoare, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Dean O’Gorman, Mikael Persbrandt, and Aidan Turner. We’ve posted blurbs from a few of the critics,below.
Brice Ingram from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a nice 88 grade, stating: “Fighting — presented with Jackson’s usual double helpings of visual splendor, emotional oomph and low-key comedy — is what Battle of the Five Armies is all about.”
Joe Morgenstern at the Wall Street Journal, gave it an 80 score. He said: ” Now, thanks to this last film, in 3-D, the pleasure is intense, and mixed with awe. There is majesty here, and not just because we’re in the presence of magnificently regal madness.”
Todd McCarthy from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it an 80 score. He stated: “The final stretch of The Battle of the Five Armies possesses a warm, amiable, sometimes rueful mood that proves ingratiating and manages to magnify the good and minimize the bad of the trilogy.”
Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 75 grade, saying: “Like everything else in Jackson’s Tolkienland, the buildup to the climactic melee stretches on too long. But when it comes, it’s a doozy.”