Our long (long, long, long, long) journey through Middle Earth is coming to an end with “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies.” But before you fortify yourself and trek to your local theater, take a look back to last year’s middle chapter, “Desolation of Smaug,” with Screen Junkies.

Sit back and remember why there’s always exceptions to the “Middle Film Is Always The Best Part Of A Trilogy” rule. 

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