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Thorin Trollin’

Thorin Trollin’

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.

HISHE: Battle of Five Armies

HISHE: Battle of Five Armies

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.

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Lord of the Rings Mythology 101

Lord of the Rings Mythology 101

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.

The Office: Middle-earth

The Office: Middle-earth

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!

Colbert Interviews Smaug

Colbert Interviews Smaug

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.

The Hobbit: The Complete Journey

The Hobbit: The Complete Journey

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 Hobbit: The Last Goodbye

The Hobbit: The Last Goodbye

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.

Hobbit: Battle of 5 Armies (Trailer)

Hobbit: Battle of 5 Armies (Trailer)

“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.

The Hobbit in 72 Seconds

The Hobbit in 72 Seconds

You could sit through 8+ hours of Peter Jackson Hobbit movies, or you could watch Brotherhood Workshop’s LEGO-fied speedrun, which sums up the entire trilogy in about 1/400th the time.

Professor Gandalf

Professor Gandalf

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!”

Shadow of Mordor 101

Shadow of Mordor 101

(Gore) Based on early reviews, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor bucks the trend of crappy licensed games. This lengthy trailer gives you the low-down on the game’s basics, including its story, characters, items and its Nemesis system.

The Shadow of Mordor

The Shadow of Mordor

(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.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is an open world action RPG set in the LotR universe. You play an undying ranger aided by a wraith. Your enemies will remember their past encounters with you, and can also be coerced to aid you.

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Hobbit: Battle of 5 Armies (Teaser)

Hobbit: Battle of 5 Armies (Teaser)

“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.

Lord of the Groceries

Lord of the Groceries

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 LoTR Uruk-Hai Orc costume and headed to the mall to pick up up a gallon of milk.

Air New Zealand Smaug Reveal

Air New Zealand Smaug Reveal

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 Hobbit Recast

The Hobbit Recast

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.

Just Another Day in Middle-Earth

Just Another Day in Middle-Earth

Air New Zealand is back with another Lord of the Rings-themed commercial. Like New Zealand’s tourist ad, the airline blurs the line between its country and Middle-Earth. Watch and get a chance to win plane tickets for two here.

Journey Through Middle-earth

Journey Through Middle-earth

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 Hobbit: TDoS (Trailer 2)

The Hobbit: TDoS (Trailer 2)

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.

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The Simpsons x The Hobbit

The Simpsons x The Hobbit

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.

LEGO Helm’s Deep

LEGO Helm’s Deep

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 Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

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.

Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

“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!

Forging Gimli’s Bearded Axe

Forging Gimli’s Bearded Axe

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.

Eye of Sauron Desk Lamp

Eye of Sauron Desk Lamp

One does not simply walk into your cubicle – especially if you’ve got it lit up with this miniature Barad-dûr, perfect for illuminating your keyboard and mouse – assuming you don’t mind having your flesh seared off.

Gollum: I Dreamed a Dream

Gollum: I Dreamed a Dream

YouTuber ljameswalters presents Gollum’s story – particularly about the time the Bagginses stole the Precious – to the tune of I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables. Heartbreaking and creepy.

Hobbit Stained Glass Illustration

Hobbit Stained Glass Illustration

deviantART member Jian Guo follows up his The Lord of the Rings stained glass-style illustrations with another one depicting the story of The Hobbit. Check out his page for the high-res version.

A Simple Walk into Mordor

A Simple Walk into Mordor

Two fans of The Lord of the Rings walk from the set of Hobbiton to the mountain used as Mt. Doom in the movies. Boromir was right, but only because these two are easily distracted. Part 2 here.

Gandalf, Gollum & Queen

Gandalf, Gollum & Queen

Hunter Davis dusts off his Ian McKellen impression once more, this time doing the most disconcerting rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody ever – in a duet with Gollum. Precious, indeed.

LotR One Ring Replica

LotR One Ring Replica

Made by WETA using the designs of Jens Hansen, the ringmaker who made the One Ring movie prop for The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The ring is made of 18K gold-plated tungsten carbide.

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