Fat_Alberta’s review published on Letterboxd:
Hey, remember that time Tolkien wrote about the Eagles intervening in the Battle of the Five Armies and how they airdropped a bear into the battle?
Because I sure fucking don't.
I have no idea what I just watched. On the one hand, it's one of the worst blockbusters I've ever seen. On the other hand, it's one of the most brilliant self-parodies I have ever seen.
Imagine everything that worked in Return of the King. Now imagine Peter Jackson saying "fuck it." I think the man is so sick of making these movies that he just decided to shit on the whole franchise in this final installment.
As a LOTR movie, it's an absolute disgrace. As a comedy, it's the best I've seen in years.