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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was for many movie fans the must-see movie of the holiday season. With $810 million worldwide, the sequel to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is well on its way to topping its predeccessor's total gross of $1 billion. Undeniably, this fantasy epic based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien is a box office hit. But now that a few weeks have passed, can we admit this rousing adventure had some glaring flaws?
The crew behind the Youtube channel "How It Should Have Ended" sure can. In their latest installment, these movie-loving animators have created their spin on how The Desolation of Smaug should have ended. They mock that tacked on Tauriel/Killi love plot. They give the wizard Radagast the grooming tip he so desperately demanded, and cameos to wide array of movie and TV dragons, from How to Train Your Dragon, Game of Thrones and the oft-forgotten Sean Connery vehicle DragonHeart.
This isn't the first time the HISHE team parodied Peter Jackson's Tolkien adaptations. Last year they bestowed upon us all How The Hobbit Should Have Ended:
But long before--well back in 2007--HISHE showed us how Lord of the Rings should have ended. You'll see that criticism about the eagles is a recurring theme and that their animation has come a long way since then.
Of course fantasy movies aren't the only features filled with plot holes and preposterous leaps in logic. And thankfully How It Should Have Ended has a video for just about every genre. For horror fans, there's this Paranormal Activity parody that offers more rational suggestions for films first, second and third films in the franchise.
Like espionage thrillers? Well here's their take on How Casino Royale Should have ended, boasting cameos from every onscreen Bond!
And for sci-fi fans, a scathing look at the plot problems of the robots-vs-monsters action-thriller Pacific Rim: