Review: 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' presents a fitting finale
"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" is a fantasy film, the last in “The Hobbit” trilogy. After Bilbo fulfills his quest to find ancient treasures guarded by Smaug the dragon, he finds five armies converging on his prize. The cast is expansive, starring Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins), Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield), Orlando Bloom (Legolas Greenleaf), Evangeline Lilly (Tauriel), Luke Evans (Bard the Bowman), Sylvester McCoy (Radagast the Brown), Manu Bennett (Azog), and Benedict Cumberbatch (the voice of Smaug and the Necromancer/Sauron). Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, and Christopher Lee also reprise their roles as Galadriel, Elrond, and Saruman, respectively.