Bard the Bowman risks his life to try and talk some sense into Thorin Oakenshield, but the Mountain King won’t let him get a word in edgewise. M Venturelli turns a dramatic scene from The Hobbit: BoFA into a slapstick skit.
How It Should Have Ended trolls The Hobbit‘s finale, rectifying the boneheaded moves of the supposedly veteran warriors and monsters, from Smaug and Bard’s bow to Thorin and the mithril shirt. Also, wait for the credits.
The great explainer CGP Grey provides a simple-ish summary of The Lord of the Rings mythology, from its universe’s creator to the silly thing that led to the suffering of millions. TL,DW: all we have are six movies about nobodies.
Saturday Night Live claims Bilbo and the gang didn’t go to the Grey Havens upon Sauron’s defeat. After encountering creatures great and small and beholding treasures and wonders, they became… paper salesmen. Cue music!
How do you top having the US President take over your show? By interviewing a dragon, that’s how. The fearsome fire drake Smaug dropped by The Colbert Report and bragged about being the OG wyrm. Unofficial YouTube mirror here.
Now that Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy is complete, YouTuber Joel Walden decided to create a lengthy trailer that presents all three movies as one epic piece. Can you imagine being at the theater for nine hours straight?
The music video for the ending credits song for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies looks back at the two Lord of the Rings trilogies, including scenes from their filming. Actor Phil Boyd (Pippin) performed and co-wrote the song.
“You have but one question to answer: how shall this day end?” The Dwarves, the Wood-elves, the Men of the Lake, the Goblins and the Warg clash upon the Lonely Mountain in The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies.
Sir Ian McKellen visited the Chew Valley School in Somerset, England as part of its involvement with Stonewall, a charity he co-founded. While there he had a brief message for the kids ogling him. “Study, you fools!”
(Gore)Corridor Digital’s most ambitious short film yet is a live-action promo for the upcoming video game Shadow of Mordor. Regardless of whether or not you’re buying the game, the action, effects and makeup will draw you in.
“I will have war.” Bickering over Smaug’s treasure, and greed threatens to consume the heroes of Middle-earth in the The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the final film in the second Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.
We are the servants of Saruman the Wise, The White Hand: The Hand that gives us groceries to eat! Just for the heck of it, Olivier Richters wore his LoTRUruk-Hai Orc costume and headed to the mall to pick up up a gallon of milk.
Sick of snakes on a plane? How about Smaug on a plane? The greedy, strong and wicked dragon’s full form in the upcoming The Hobbit movie was recently unveiled by Air New Zealand, plastered on a Boeing 777-300. More here and here.
The casting director for The Hobbit trilogy decides that Ian MacKellen isn’t quite right for the role of Gandalf, and tries out a few other possible actors for the role. Impressionist Charlie Hopkinson’s Jesse Pinkman impression is spot on.
Take a tour of Middle-earth and learn more about The Hobbit movie trilogy in this new Google Chrome experiment. You can view it from any Chrome browser, but it works best on desktop computers and high-end Android devices.
The latest trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is very exciting, but it’s also particularly ominous. When two wizened and bearded dudes tell you you’re in grave danger, you’re in grave danger.
The Simpsons turn into a multiracial band of adventurers in search of the fabled Comfy Couch in this The Hobbit-themed opening sequence. It’s not as epic as the one from the Halloween episode, but it’s still funny and geeky. Poor Moe.
Goel Kim and Big J built this impressive diorama of the Battle of the Hornburg, aka the Battle of Helm’s Deep from The Lord of the Rings. It’s made of 150,000 bricks with 2,000 minifigs and took them six months to build it.
The second film in The Hobbit trilogy continues Bilbo and Gandalf’s epic journey with Thorin and his fellow dwarves on their mission to take back what is rightfully theirs – the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Out 12/13/13.
“If you awaken that beast, he will destroy us all.” Bilbo, Gandalf, Legolas, Thorin and their companions attempt to reclaim the lost dwarf kingdom Erebor from the mighty dragon KHAAA– er, SMAAAAAUUUUGGGGG!
Swordmaker Tony Swatton creates another epic movie replica, with a functional version of dwarf warrior Gimli’s Bearded Axe from The Lord of the Rings, forged from 148 layers of Damascus steel with etched bronze details.