CGI master Peter Jackson reveals legendary battle scene for final The Hobbit instalmentCultureCinema
Peter Jackson is best known as a veteran in the creation of fantasy warfare, in his role as director of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. There is little doubt for fans of his films that these two franchises are his very best work. Having dabbled in black comedy and crime, with Meet the Feebles and Heavenly Creatures respectively, his work bombed at the box office before hitting the jackpot with his interpretations of the work of JRR Tolkein.
As anticipation for the third and final instalment of The Hobbit franchise intensifies, Jackson has revealed the epic story will conclude with a battle scene of legendary proportions. Featuring 10,000 orcs, five distinct cultures of warriors (including men, elves and dwarves), thousands of weapons, and various points of attack, it’s a logistical web that only Jackson has the ability to pull off.
Along with The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Jackson has created cinematic masterpieces that have merged some of the most magical stories ever written with mind-bending CGI, astounding feats of cinematography and costumes in unheard of quantities. With The Fellowship of the Ring hitting screens back in 2001, we’ve had 13 years in which to admire and anticipate what Jackson will dream up next. After spending so much of his career focused on JRR Tolkein’s works, many will wonder whether the certified “CGI master” will close the door on that world after the release of the final The Hobbit film. There is so much left of Tolkein’s creations to explore, though, and it may only be a matter of time before he takes up the mantle again.
With over 19 million views on YouTube since July this year, and following the overwhelming response to Jackson’s previous five films at the box office, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is under enormous pressure to rake in an audience. But with a stellar cast, the promise of incredible cinematography, and most importantly, with Peter Jackson at the helm, no one really has any doubt that it will.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is released nationwide on 12th December 2014.
Watch the trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies here: