After successfully entering the realm of dragon Smaug, what would the brave Hobbit guy Bilbo and his Dwarf teammates face? The Orc armies were lurking, whether Thor Oakenshield would successfully regained his kingdom or not, and how would the fate of Middle-earth area turn when the forces of darkness from Modor embodied gradually?
With impressive battle scenes, unbeatable effects, good performances and a sustained emotional tension, Jackson managed to give a dignified closure to his interpretive meddling in Middle-earth. [Full review in Spanish]
The Battle of the Five Armies is a lot more of the same, substituting mindless, even dull action at the expense of character development [...] there is just enough here to be passable, and it completes The Hobbit trilogy on a mostly positive note.
It plays out as if someone chucked a whole bunch of carefully detailed Warhammer figurines into a centrifuge -- goblins, goats, dwarfs, wizards and wolves bouncing off one another in waves of alternating tedium and punishment.