Entirely respectable version of the trilogy put together. I have watched it through two days and enjoyed it in its entirety. I had already watched the trilogy and wanted to go back to it again, I just couldn't bare getting through all the unnecessary plot lines they decided to squeeze into this movie. This edit contains all the useful information with none of the useless added narratives. Good job.
I had long ago deemed the Hobbit trilogy to be "un-re-watchable". Bloated run time, over the top sequences, unnecessary love triangle etc etc...
And this edit changes that. L8wrtr you have a done a great job here, I watched this over two nights and I had a thoroughly enjoyable viewing experience with no cringes. You have a keen eye for what should stay and what should go, and I am very happy to be able to have this version available for whenever I get in the mood for a future viewing. (I just might watch Kerrs wonderful book cuts again now that I finished your version of the Hobbit.)
Thanks for putting in the hard work so that everyone else can enjoy!
L8wrtr has done a tremendous job streamlining The Hobbit, a series I felt way too bloated and unnecessarily long. Gone are many of my the grievances. I am torn, however, because while this version is vastly superior to the original, I still feel some scenes played out too fast while others felt they could be trimmed. While not a perfect film, this version is thoroughly enjoyable. A/V quality is what I would expect from a BR source, and while I saw no noticeable video edits I did pick up on a few audio cues that seemed to fade abruptly. This didn't lessen my enjoyment though.
I have always felt divisive of the original Hobbit movies, I love the way Peter Jackson captures the Tolkien world but his Hobbit trilogy was a let down at points, I could imagine there was a great movie there when I watch the originals but somehow it always disappoints until I saw this edit, I want to say THANKS L8wrtr for this fantastic presentation, this is by far a great way to watch the Hobbit, I felt as if I was watching one of the LOTR movies, I felt completely immersed in that world without the child like camp and the horrible CGI at times.
If you are a fan of the Tolkien world and always wanted to see a good version of The Hobbit, trust me, THIS IS THE ONE.
I was a huge fan of Jackson's LotR trilogy, and, like a lot of people, was really disappointed with the confusing mess that was the Hobbit trilogy. I've watched several fanedits, and this is the best I've seen. I thought that the path Maple Films took, following the book as closely as possible, would have lead to the best outcome, but there were still problems, and the film felt a little empty after disposing of so many plotlines. I really enjoyed the Spence Edit, but it left out the Eagles and Beorn.
This edit is the best I've come across so far. It makes the best out of the source material without trying to artificially constrain it to Tolkien's original work. The use of Tauriel is absolutely fantastic. The audio and visual quality is superb. I now have a way of watching The Hobbit that doesn't make me actively question my life decisions. L8WRTR does it again.