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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.

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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.

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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.

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At other times

it’s really helpful to have something to hide behind

’cause every inch of you is perfect…

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)



There’s simply no denying it: The Hobbit is no The Lord Of The Rings. While cast and production values remain absolutely top-notch, the first two films in the Hobbit trilogy have proved disappointing, especially when assessed against the sublime trio of movies that first transported us to Middle-earth. It’s evident that the slim narrative of J.R.R. Tolkien’s source novel – even when supplemented with details and backstory from his Appendices – simply doesn’t merit an expansion into three unnecessarily protracted movies. Strictly speaking, The Battle Of The Five Armies suffers from many of the same problems as its predecessors. But director Peter Jackson proves once again that he’s a dab hand at crafting epic battles underpinned by love, loyalty and sacrifice. As a result, the final Hobbit film is (more or less) the best of the trilogy, although it still pales in comparison to what comes after it.

Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and the dwarven company of Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage)…

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Review: Do Enlist in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies


“Of course!” said Gandalf. … “You are a very fine person, Mr. Baggins, and I am very fond of you; but you are only quite a little fellow in a wide world after all!”

“Thank goodness!” said Bilbo laughing, and handed him the tobacco jar.

With those words J.R.R. Tolkien ended his book The Hobbit, which he wrote from 1930 to 1932 and which, when published five years later, introduced the world to the Middle-earth of Dwarves and Elves, humans and the small, hairy-footed Hobbits of the Shire. By 1949 the Oxford don had completed an epic sequel, published in three volumes as The Lord of the Rings in 1954 and 1955. Without much doubt the great fantasy books of the 20th century, The Lord of the Rings in its film-trilogy version became the first fantasy movie to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Spurred by that success…

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(Review) The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

Franklin Kendrick


I will say from the start, I loved this movie.

If you weren’t thrilled with the last two Hobbit films, I’d say definitely give this one a shot. I loved both previous installments (ironically, I loved the extended editions more than the theatrical ones, due to crucial scenes being chopped for runtime) and this last installment doesn’t disappoint.

All the characters seems to hit their stride, especially Thorin Oakenshield. I didn’t really connect with him in the first film, but in this one I actually felt plenty of emotion from his character beats. I was legitimately afraid for Bilbo at crucial parts of the film, and this is mostly down to Richard Armitage’s acting.

My other favorite character was Bard the Bowman. He was the Strider of this film, and it was awesome to see him fighting for not only his family, but Laketown. Tauriel the elf maiden is also…

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Quirky Panda

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

The Journey to Middle Earth comes to an end and let me just say it is amazing 🙂 ! I was desperate to watch this film when the minute the last one finished and the wait was worth it! The story line kept me intrigued, I was shocked, cried and felt nostalgic while watching the dramatic conclusion to the Hobbit! The dragon was destroyed rather quickly compared to how long we waited for that to happen, but it did not hinder the film at all! I  really liked the “recovery from madness scene” it was different and intriguing to watch. The acting of the cast (Especially Richard Armitage in that scene in particular) was truly inspiring 😀 . The battle scene was better than I thought it would be and felt like it had the right amount of time…

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