To the left is my cap of Hobbit Director Sir Peter Jackson’s announcement of the third Hobbit film’s name change–to “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”–in his usual breezy no nonsense style, directly to fans via his Facebook page.
The former title “The Hobbit: There and Back Again”–though also Tolkienesque–was so vague that it sounded like a mundane trip to the grocery story. Now that they have scrapped the former title, I can tell you how I really feel. Ha! I didn’t think it polite to do so before. Since when one is being supportive of a film or a person, for me that also means politely editing one’s comments.
However, this new The Hobbit film 3 title, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”, is much more descriptive of the main focus of the third film than its former title was.
To me, the new “The Battle of the Five Armies” Hobbit film title conveys energy and tension (battle, they are fighting for their very existence in Middle Earth) and magnitude (five armies, not two, or three, or four, but FIVE). Good and evil will combat each other. To recap, our five armies in the battle are the forces of Good (once they stopped being greedy about the Erebor gold–Dwarves, Men, Elves, and Eagles), and the forces of Evil (Orcs, etc.). And even if good wins–for now–it will come at a great price and sacrifice, as many things we value in our respective societies do–someone else has paid the cost for our futures. No spoilers if you haven’t read The Hobbit book by now, but take a big box of tissues with you to the third film.
Two thumbs up for Sir Peter Jackson, Director and Producer of The Hobbit Trilogy of films for changing the name of the third film to “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”! I just watched the second film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug for the third time yesterday (on dvd) and I can’t wait to see the third film!
And The Hobbit hero Thorin Oakenshield, portrayed brilliantly by the exquisitely talented British Actor Richard Armitage–will become even more iconic in the third film. Here is a brief video of what Richard Armitage said that is looking forward to in the third film:
And here is Mr. Armitage talking about his character of Thorin Oakenshield and the process of filming all three films:
P.S. And of course, with a new TH3 title–The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies–that makes me think about making a movie poster for fun. Hmmm. I’ll have to think about the kind of THBot5A movie poster that I want to make.
But in the meantime, here are some of my earlier Hobbit films fan posters/signatures that I made over the last two years. Goodness! In gathering them all together, I realized that I made more graphics than I thought–and I have a nagging suspicion that I’m missing some of them. Ha! Enjoy!