This is a rigorously edited version of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, which more closely resembles J.R.R. Tolkien’s original novel. All three movies (An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug & The Battle of the Five Armies) have been condensed in a single 4-hour feature. This new version was achieved through a series of major and minor cuts, including: the investigation of Dol Guldor; the Tauriel-Legolas-Kili love triangle; the Pale Orc subplot (trimmed down); several of the Laketown scenes; the prelude with old Bilbo; several of the orc skirmishes; and several of the action scenes (tightened up). The main goals of this edit were to re-centre the story on Bilbo, and to have the narrative move at a much brisker pace. It is important that the audience feels a sense of urgency to the quest, imbuing every conflict (the goblins, the spiders, the woodelves) with an extra level of tension, as the Dwarves' homeland, their heritage, their future, dwindles with the setting sun.
Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood.
In New York City for their annual tradition of Christmas Eve debauchery, three lifelong best friends set out to find the Holy Grail of Christmas parties since their yearly reunion might be coming to an end.
The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John's fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him from both fronts; past and future, and will ultimately change warfare forever.