12/23/14 - 3:17pm
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”
New Line Cinema
2 hours, 24 minutes
After watching the final scenes of an almost nine-hour trilogy, crammed with stuff most movie-goers agree could have easily been left on the cutting room floor, I was surprised to be left with a sense that it was incomplete. Not that I wanted more, mind you, but I was surprised that after all that, director Peter Jackson leaves a handful of threads from his “Hobbit” films hanging.