The Last Goodbye to Middle-Earth

You may or may not have seen the music video of The Last Goodbye, which will be played at the end credits to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Billy Boyd has sung before for Peter Jackson, as Pippin in part of Return of the King for Denethor (John Noble) and it was beautiful. That same song was used for the first trailer released for Battle of the Five Armies. So, as one of the Fellowship and a hobbit himself, it is quite fitting for him to sing the last song of this franchise.

This video, with clips taken from all six films depicting the Middle-Earth saga is the perfect way to say, as Boyd sings, ‘a fond farewell’ to it all. It has been a long journey, through forests, mountains, fighting orcs and trolls and the big bad himself, Sauron. Through long hard shoots for the actors and crew, and turning one small book into three epic films, it all will end in December.

This song was co-written by Boyd, Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens. It not only is a goodbye to The Hobbit films, but all of Lord of the Rings as well. I shed a few tears watching the video and I will when I see it in the cinema.



About Monica Jowett

I am a graduate of the University of South Wales, where I studied Film Studies. I write reviews and articles for my own blog and other sites, and spend a lot of my time living and breathing all things film related. I love films and TV. I avoid horror as I am a little too jumpy, but do have an unashamed love for soppy chick-flicks.
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