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the book is 50+ years old, if you haven't read it by now bah, spoilers away.


There is a battle

there are 5 armies in the battle

Bilbo is there

he makes it back home (this could be inferred from him being in the shire at the start of The Fellowship of the Ring)


Edited to capitalize the proper name.

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It's also, what, the last chapter in the book? It's almost all denouement.



Smaug gets kilt and the five armies squabble over who gets the loot. Bilbo makes peace but Thorin is mad at him. A distressing number of the thirteen dwarves die in battle. Bilbo goes back home wealthy beyond avarice. The end.



Anything else is padding, wadding, extraneous fake character inserts, Hollywoodisms and lies.


Gosh darn you, Peter Jackson!

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I sort of enjoyed it. It's nice to see the Elves and Dwarves in action, and I quite like that the men from the North, in contrast to the Gondorians, looked ragged and ramshackled.


I thought the Orcs sucked, too CGI and with ridiculous amounts of armour, they looked more like robots than orcs.


I enjoyed it though, a great Christmas fantasy romp.

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I  enjoyed it. It's nice to see the Elves and Dwarves in action, and I quite like that the men from the North, in contrast to the Gondorians, looked ragged and ramshackled.


I thought the Orcs sucked, too CGI and with ridiculous amounts of armour, they looked more like robots than orcs.


I enjoyed it though, a great Christmas fantasy romp.

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