et to hit the big screen later this month is The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies starring Ian McKellen (X-Men: Days of Future Past). It’s the third and last installment of the franchise centered around a band of mythical dwarves on a mission to reclaim their homeland. But the enchanting storyline of this fantasy flick isn’t the only draw. The captivating backdrop of New Zealand, with its rolling green hills and majestic mountains, is the ultimate getaway fantasy. The Hobbit trilogy was filmed entirely in New Zealand in both the North and South Islands. You just might want to include a trip to this island country on your bucket list, so here are a few things to put on your vacation radar.
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GIVEAWAY: If you are in the Phoenix, Arizona area and want to be one of the first to watch the film, sign up to get The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies movie passes for a chance to attend the advance screening. Seating not guaranteed.