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What would you add to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies?

Tolkien fans will welcome news that the new Hobbit movie sticks to the source material more closely than the last two. But what would you like to see added in this episode?
Monstrous extravaganzas … Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Photograph: Sportsphoto Ltd/Allstar
Peter Jackson has become well-known for tinkering with Tolkien on his Hobbit trilogy. First there was the interminable meeting of the White Council and Radagast the Brown's bunny sled in An Unexpected Journey, then Tauriel the sassy she-elf and her previously unheralded romance with Kili the hunky dwarf in The Desolation of Smaug.
But a new "official" synopsis for final instalment The Battle of Five Armies from the perennially reliable Tolkien site suggests our last outing with Bilbo Baggins and his merry band of bearded homunculi might be treading a path more familiar to readers of JRR Tolkien's 1937 book.
Translated from the original German by theOneRing, it reads as follows:
From Academy Award-winning film-maker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.
Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo's frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide: unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-Earth hangs in the balance.
So far, so deferential to the celebrated source material. But one has to wonder if Five Armies is the instalment that really does need a bit of extra "wow" to keep audiences interested. In the novel, Bilbo basically sleeps through the main bulk of the battle, and it's all over in a jiffy.
This is entirely Jackson's fault, of course, for adapting a breezy, 250-page children's fable as three monstrous three-hour movie extravaganzas. But should he throw in a couple of gratuitous love-interest types to distract from the incessant dwarf-goblin-elf-human-warg ultraviolence? Or would you rather our final trip to The Hobbit ran for only 25 minutes?
What would you add into the mix to keep part three interesting? Tell us below the line.
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