Parody Video Explains How The Hobbit Should Have Ended

By Eric Eisenberg 2013-01-18 16:32:09discussion comments
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Because J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit before ever imagining that it would turn into The Lord of the Rings, the book really doesn't have that many details about what the One Ring really is. Sure, the story includes Gollum calling the ring his "Precious" and it still has the ability to turn its wearer invisible, but the subject of Sauron, Mordor, and Mount Doom never really come up in Tolkien's first Middle-earth book and the jewelry's history is never actually explained. But what if Peter Jackson had included all of that information in part one of his film adaptation, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?

That's the question brought to light in the newest installment of the webseries "How It Should Have Ended." In addition to tackling issues regarding the ring, the short clip also picks up on some other little plot problems that the movie has and is actually quite funny. It's definitely worth a watch and you can check it out below.



I'm actually glad that this video makes a point about the eagles being a very easy out in Tolkien's world. I know that the giant birds are in the book, but neither in The Hobbit nor in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ever really do a good job of explaining why the heroes bother hiking anywhere when they could just fly to any destination in Middle-earth. I know that the answer to the problem exists in the mythology of the world, but it would be nice for it to actually be explained in the movies once. Maybe it will be in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
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