You may recall, Smaug had vowed revenge at the end of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”
Now the dragon is on the move, ready to rain down devastation on Lake-town. If that’s not bad enough, Sauron and his army of Orcs are moving in on Lonely Mountain.
Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), Saruman the White (Christopher Lee) and the White Council have thrown their support behind Gandalf (Ian McKellen) in an effort to turn back Sauron before he can capture the mountain.
The two previous movies, “An Unexpected Journey” and “The Desolation of Smaug,” were merely prologue to “The Battle of Five Armies,” which brings everything together in one, long climatic battle, according to Director Peter Jackson.
“Everybody’s where they need to be, there’s no new characters, all cards are on the table,” he told USAToday.
New Line and MGM released the final trailer today (Nov. 6) ahead of the film’s Dec. 17 wide release.
It flashes from scene to scene revealing dazzling special effects as armies mass and square off for battle.
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