The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
3.5 / 5
The Hobbit franchise reaches its conclusion in this epic battle finale that concerns all the good and bad of Middle Earth. Men, Dwarves, Elves, Orcs and Wargs and the Eagles all come together to fight in this huge battle in front of the Lonely Mountain which contains an almighty treasure.
I first read The Hobbit around 10 years ago and I have reread it a couple of times since, and I must say that I prefer it to The Lord of the Rings books, it is one of my favourite books and I have on the whole enjoyed the portrayal of Tolkien’s brilliant book into 3 fairly entertaining films, though they have their flaws. Most notably is the length of the trilogy in comparison to the actual book.
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Location: Bled Lake, Slovenia.
What to shot: Bled really is the perfect training spot for landscape photography. Its lake is dominated by the iconic Bled Castle, perched on a rock, and embellished with a fairy-tale small island, which lies just in the middle of the lake, between the thermal waters and the Alps, and is home to the Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Gothic Church. A local tradition at weddings is for the husband to carry his new bride up these 99 steps, during which the bride must remain silent. I was there for three days of a rainy week of June, but I was lucky enough to spectate to a gorgeous sunrise, when the sun broke through the clouds, and filled up the sky with brighty colors. Getting up early is really well rewarded at Bled. You can place your tripod on the bank on the west shore…
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A detailed and interesting review,
“Indeed, The Hobbit films are very much about the brittle yet profound friendship between Bilbo and Thorin, and this is the one area where I believe the movies outshine the book. Tolkien’s Thorin is hardly sympathetic. He’s never as brave or as compelling a leader as the Thorin of the films (thanks largely to a truly terrific performance by Richard Armitage.)”
I love this clip!
55 Reasons British Men are Gorgeous
3.) the way they manage confidence without cockiness
Confidence can be a tricky thing. Sometimes those who appear the most confident are actually very insecure, and those who hang back from the spotlight, surprisingly have a strong sense of self. Richard has a nice balance of the two.
He often appears relaxed and at ease, but sometimes little clues to the contrary peek through: the nervous clenched fists or the vulnerable hands-in-pockets.
I think if Richard knows the kind of atmosphere he’s going into beforehand, then he is more able to embrace and relish the experience.
At other times
it’s really helpful to have something to hide behind
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