Welcome to part 2 of my predictions concerning the official trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Got any predictions yourself? Post 'em as a comment, I'd love to hear them! I am thinking of making a page where I would gather some of you guys and have a post created by all of us, not just me. Still working that out. But of course you guys have to participate in order for this to work. And if any of you even get this far reading the post and just skimming like I know you all must be doing. It'd be nice to have some regular readers. Anyways, enough of my whining...onto Predictions! Of course if they are even reading this far...
The elves are aiming aaaatt....what? Hm. Much room for speculation here. Well, lets take a look at the background. Okay, I see kind of snowy mountains in the distant background. Possibly some trees off to the far right in the distance as well--see the green? 'Course you do! Then we spot some chunk of rock it seems to the far left. So...seriously this could be anywhere. Elves are preparing to offer the first blow. There are actually multiple shots of these elves with their bows drawn--So honestly my best guess due to the later shots of the elves is that they are shooting at their enemy outside Erebor. But a who? Please not dwarves.
"I have come to reclaim something of mine." Is Thranduil's line in this scene. Reclaim what? White Jewels is what most of us probably assume. But what he is saying would have totally different meaning depending on who he is talking to. He may be saying he's come to reclaim his son, Legolas whom had wandered off in pursuit of orcs and dwarves with Tauriel. Honestly I like the idea of a father who has come to reclaim his son, and it looks as if Thranduil has a very determined and partially sad look in his face. The look in his eyes almost possibly says father who has come a long way to ensure the safety of his son, but eyes tell many things. It all tips the speculation when you know who he is talking to and what may have started the conversation. Now, looking at the background--we see Dale, right? And Bard is in Dale at the time, and so is Gandalf. So, he could be speaking to Bard about the dwarves and the riches he wishes to claim in the Lonely Mountain. Honestly, at this point, I wouldn't accuse Thranduil just yet about simply caring about his precious white gems. There has been a major important reason Thranduil has emerged from Mirkwood with an army, and I do think Thranduil cares more about others than we may have come to think. But even as I say this there is another scene coming up that may dampen our humble opinion of this Elvenking.
OOoohhhh...what army is this? Look closely...ummmmmm...hm. This is kinda difficult determining whose army this is. From the gold colors and whitish flags, it looks to be an elven army. I think it is. Pretty sure. So, an elven army marching across the land to Erebor. WATCH OUT!!! THERE ARE ORCS BEHIND YOU!!
Beginning of the movie? I think so. Bilbo has yet to receive his Mithril shirt and it looks like the dwarves are in the rocks and ruins just outside the doorstep of Erebor. No doubt the company is contemplating what they have done, arousing the dragon the lay waste to Laketown and beyond. But thankfully we have Bard to rely on, but the dwarves and Bilbo don't know that. And I'm sure they will be surprised when they see Smaug fall dead across the land. But before that they must feel terrible of how they acted so recklessly by angering Smaug and not killing him. Bilbo is probably wishing he was at home now.
Defiantly an orc army. With all those spiky weapons and coal grey-black armor. Where are they going? To Erebor of course to cut down the dwarves and men and elves. Sauron's first attempt in a few thousand years to take over Middle-earth once more. Thankfully the elves, dwarves and men unite and defeat the evil forces. But not without a great cost, *sigh*. It looks as if these orcs are emerging from their deep fiery fortresses. Are they coming from Mordor? Hard to say, we know Sauron is massing his forces in Dol Guldur, and this area does not look like it is near the ruined fortress in Mirkwood. So, rocky terrain, barren wasteland? Possibly Mordor?
Legolas and Tauriel are peering over some rock terrain here, and if you look in the background we see some interesting architecture. It almost looks like something you'd see in Mordor. So, why are they all they way out here scouting? Hard to tell. I'm not sure how Legolas and Tauriel meet up once more after Tauriel is left in Laketown and Legolas takes pursuit after Bolg. It does look like they meet back in the Laketown campy after the city is destroyed. Its possible they decide to go and check things out in darker places to discover what's really going on. And here wherever they are on this rock crevice large bats are flying over them. We saw a hint of bats in An Unexpected Journey chase Radagast when he flees from Dol Guldur. That instance leaves me to think Legolas and Tauriel are near Mirkwood and are possibly on an outpost of the orcs that bats have resided in. Like many others, this scene has much room for speculation.
"These bats have been bred for one purpose: For war." says Legolas in this scene. So, Sauron's breeding bats too? Legolas obviously knows these giant bats are NOT natural. And that some evil forces are massing and war is on the brink. He does not look happy, and he shouldn't. Middle-earth had entered a time of peace and the darkness began to show it's ugly face within Mirkwood when the Spiders starting coming from Dol Guldur, and the Greenwood eventually becoming sick. It strikes me now that Legolas and Tauriel must be curious about who and what is causing these horrid things to happen. Surely there had to be something great and powerful behind all these occurrences.
Looks like Galadriel has come to Gandalf's aide after he was attacked and captured by Sauron. But how will she hold out the none Nazgûl that are closing in? I am guessing that's what they are. There's nine of them aren't there? And their ghostly appearances suggest they are not dead nor living. They have been roused by Sauron to do his bidding. I knew we'd see more of the Wraiths after glimpsing the Witch-king in An Unexpected Journey.