BotFATrailer82 It’s been a long journey since our very first TORn staff frame-by-frame trailer analysis — all the way back in 2001 when The Fellowship of the Ring was about to debut on the silver screen. Now it’s the very last one — the frame-by-frame for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

It’s been a lot of fun for us all, and we hope you’ve enjoyed the reading as much as we’ve enjoyed the analysing and speculating.

So without further ado except for the compulsory movie spoiler warning…


Image 1: Three Logos for the Studio Lords

Kelvarhin: Interesting how they had all three studio logos in the one shot this time around

grammaboodawg: The sky the night Smaug came to town. The glow of the fire in the night sky is a perfect platform and mood-setter for the opening.

Garfeimao: with the studio logos, they put all three on screen at the same time. With the Teaser earlier in the year, you get each of the three alone, sort of rolling into frame. I kinda like all three together, gets you to the actual trailer faster.

greendragon: Here we go – #onelasttime 🙁

MrCere:  I really like the wooden logos from the last trailer while these feel very standard but at least we got through them quickly.

Aragorn the Elfstone: Seeing all three studio logos standing side by side in this final trailer really brings this all back to the beginning of the film project for me – a reminder of the turmoil and struggles that had to be endured before production could begin. It’s been a long journey for everyone.

Ainu Laire: *announcer voice* A solid reminder of why it took so long to even get a green light on these films… and the anxious waits from 2007 to 2010…

Quickbeam: This grand chiaroscuro of shadows and blue-greenish-reddened light; powerhouse logos ablaze in shining gold. Wait a minute, um…. this wasn’t necessarily a good thing having too many hands in the pie, now, was it? Kinda tricksy…. A gilded trio of logos that belie “The Hobbit Movie That Almost Wasn’t.”

Calisuri: Digging the new color scheme and gold glow on the logos!

Sarumann: Once more unto the breach, dear friends. Once more.