14/12/2014 22:48 GMT | Updated 11/02/2015 05:59 GMT

11 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Spoilers


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Excited about The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies? Want the inside scoop on the 11 scenes that are so mind-blowing that you will have to watch them again and again and then probably once more to fully understand and appreciate them? Ask and thou shall receive...

There has been a lot of hype about the final film instalment of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and some of the reviews so far have been less than favourable. However there are some truly memorable and spectacular moments, which punctuate Peter Jackson's latest release.

Bilbo Baggins has had a bit of criticism for not being that involved in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies but he does change the plot by doing something particularly sneaky (see below). There are stand out performances from Evangeline Lilly and Richard Armitage, love across races and even an appearance from Billy Connolly in this new release.

At 144 minutes long the film has been criticised for a lack of story arc and in some respects this is true, however the characters have incredibly strong journeys. Several main characters go through a profound change during the course of the film and we learn more about them as people/Elves/Dwarves than in any of the other Hobbit films.

For spoilers read on...

11. Galadriel Uses So Much Of Her Power She Has A "The Ring" Moment (scary)


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10. Bard Uses His Son As A Bow To Kill The Dragon (drama and fire)


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9. Stephen Fry Is Squashed To Death By Smaug


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8. Thorin Gets Dragon Sickness And Surfs Liquid Gold In His Head (it's weird)


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7. Bilbo Steals The Arkenstone And Takes It To Thranduil (naughty)


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6. Fili Dies At The Hands Of Azog As Bait For His Brothers


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5. Kili Dies At The Hands Of Azog As Tauriel Watches (tissues needed)


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4. Stoic Thranduil Confesses To Legolas That His Mother Loved Him


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3. Azog Dies At The Hands Of Thorin (actually quite funny)


2. Thorin Oakenshield Dies And His Blood Line Is Extinguished (tissues needed again)


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1. Bilbo Returns To The Shire And His Belongings Are Being Auctioned (silly but funny)


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