The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Inciting Event: Smaug destroys Laketown. Bard manages to fight him and eventually kills him with the Black Arrow.

First Plot Point: Galadriel, Elrond, and Saruman arrive at Dol Guldur and free Gandalf. They also learn there that the necromancer is Sauron.

First Pinch Point: Thranduil arrives with an elf army and forms an alliance with Bard, wishing to claim an elven necklace from the Mountain.

Midpoint: Bilbo hands over the Arkenstone to Thranduil and Bard so they may offer it to Thorin in return for the necklace and a share promised to the people of Laketown.

Second Pinch Point: Thorin, shocked by Bilbo’s betrayal, refuses to come to the terms. At the same time his cousin Dain arrives with an army of dwarves.

Third Plot Point: The wereworms emerge from the earth, making a way for Azog’s army to attack them. Thus begins a war between dwarves, men, elves and orcs.

Climax: After Fili and Kili get killed, Thorin fights Azog.

Climactic Moment: Azog kills Thorin, but at his last moments he kills Azog as well.

Resolution: Bilbo returns home.

(Submitted by Riyan Riyaz.)

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