The 602 Club 11: A Badass Battle Ram / by Matthew Rushing

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Running Time: 2 hour 40 seconds
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Peter Jackson has been thinking about and working in Middle Earth since 1995 and finally, at the close of 2014 the defining chapter is here. From it’s beginnings as two films and a companion piece, all the way to a trilogy of Hobbit films, the process has been anything but smooth. Finally the two trilogies are now complete and so ends the adventures in Jackson’s Middle Earth.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined once again by Alice Baker and Megan Calcote from Educating Geeks as well as Norman Lao to talk though this final Hobbit film. We discuss everything from the 48fps, to the different battles to the themes, even getting a little personal in the analysis. Will you follow us, one last time?


An Interesting Thought (00:01:40)
All New Places (00:05:15)
Bree (00:06:44)
Born and Beorn’s House (00:08:50)
Kirkwood (00:18:38)
The Woodland Elves (00:23:02)
Barrel Ride (00:32:31)
The Bard and Laketown (00:38:27)
Erebor and Smaug (00:46:07)
Dol Guldor and Gandalf (00:57:49)
Themes (01:03:47)
Final Thoughts (01:07:58)
Closing (01:12:17)


Matthew Rushing


Alice Baker
Megan Calcote
Norman Lao


Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlene Schmidt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)