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The Hobbit’s Five Armies (Infographic)

hobbit-battle-of-five-armies-infographic-headerA six-movie saga that has spanned thirteen years in cinemas and 77 years since The Hobbit was first published is coming to an end this weekend. Yesterday was the North American release date for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the last movie in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit dual trilogy.

To celebrate the premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, we have not only a handy infographic with a look at the titular five armies but also an interactive flash graphic with the armies and a map.

By the way, SPOILERS! So many spoilers! Well, I suppose it’s a spoiler if you haven’t read the book.

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How Much Does a Kingdom Under the Mountain Cost?

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (which I’ve heard pronounced no less than a dozen different ways) comes out in theatres tomorrow. Unless you’re my sister who somehow managed to score tickets to an early showing tonight…

Anyway, the second part of The Hobbit trilogy will introduce us to the dragon Smaug and his lair, the  the Kingdom Under the Mountain, Erebor. To celebrate the release of the new movie, our friends at Movoto valued Erebor which is priced to move seeing as it’s the perfect size for numerous dwarf families (or one dragon).

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The Hobbit Trilogy Costs Over $500 Million

the-hobbit-an-unexpected-journey-headerJust when you thought that big Hollywood productions couldn’t get more expensive, Peter Jackson and his trilogy of movies based on JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit set the bar higher.

According to financial documents filed in New Zealand, The Hobbit movies have cost Warner Bros. over $561 million through March 31st.

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Orlando Bloom Covers the Iconic “They’re Taking the Hobbits to Isengard” Song

Many, many years ago, when autotuning, songifying and mashups didn’t really exist to the level they do now, a man made a Lord of the Rings song that prominently featured Legolas yelling “They’re taking the hobbits to Isengard!” Well, about seven years after it first hit YouTube and over 12 million views, Orlando Bloom finally saw it. He and the crew of The Hobbit had a little fun with it on Bloom’s last day on set.

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