The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is more of a battle with itself and its predecessor. The Hobbit Trilogy has been long and strung out with the ambition of earning hundreds of millions of dollars. The question has been begged, "was it worth it?" Certainly Peter Jackson's latter but former trilogy has its moments, but nothing will ever compare to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. LOTR was bigger, badder, and better in almost every way. The Hobbit trilogy is simple unsatisfying and it will leave a flavor of incompleteness in the hearts and minds of Tolkien fans.