We’re here at last. The long second journey through Middle-earth is about to come to a close. It’s been 11 years since the last time we left the unforgettable setting in The Return of the King, and while that film sets an unbelievably high bar, fans at least owe it to themselves to see how Bilbo, Thorin, Gandalf, et al.’s journey concludes The Hobbit trilogy. At the very least, this one promises more spectacle than any other movie in the franchise, and although I don’t know if it’s “The Defining Chapter” described by the tagline, it’s certainly a chapter that true fan is going to have to read.
I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 25 admit-two passes to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free. The film stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, and Orlando Bloom. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens in theaters on December 17th.
To enter for a chance to win an admit-two pass, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “THE HOBBIT”. The screening is on Wednesday, December 10th at 7:30PM at Regal Atlantic Station, so don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Multiple entries from a single person will disqualify all entries from that person.
In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the trailer:
And here’s the official synopsis:
From Academy Award-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 (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves. The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland, but now must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon, Smaug, upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.
As he succumbs to dragon-sickness, the King Under the Mountain, Thorin Oakenshield, sacrifices friendship and honor in his search for the legendary Arkenstone. Unable to help Thorin see reason, Bilbo is driven to make a desperate and dangerous choice, not knowing that even greater perils lie ahead. An ancient enemy has returned to Middle-earth. Sauron, the Dark Lord, 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 as five great armies go to war.