This fan edit is fantastic! The quality of the editing was top-notch and the episodic format was a spark of genius! Having the flexibility to watch the fan edit in one-hour bite-size pieces was extremely convenient. Although there is some cringe that didn't cut and some narrative inconsistencies, this fan edit was a job well done overall!
What I loved:
- Quality of the visual cuts and transitions
- Quality of the audio cuts and transitions
- Feels like a complete story, despite removing the main villain
- 5-episode mini-series format
What I didn't love:
- The extremely cringey scenes where the Goblin King sings, I was very surprised that these were not removed from an anti-cringe cut
- I also cringed during the trolls scene where one of them was talking about boogers and other annoying dialogue
- Gandalf mentions to Elrond in Episode 2 they encountered orcs, but they didn't encounter any in Episode 1
- Kili is seriously wounded after the barrel ride, but we never see him get hurt
- Bard grabs the black arrow inside his home, but then later his son Bain has to risk life and limb to give it to him, which reminded me that the scene of Bain hiding the black arrow in a boat was cut
I appreciate the attention to detail in removing the god awful cringe from the films, this is great.
In the past Alfrid's massive and inexplicably bouncy, gold-laden bosom had me flare up with dragon sickness for a fraction of a second until I realised what was going on; the ridiculous love triangle, wherein Kili for some reason had a substantially normal/smaller nose than his brother, presumably to make Tauriel amenable to him and have him as a romantic lead - an unnecessary pollution of the original narrative - finally I am indeed able to avoid all the cringe and cherish the good parts of this trilogy.
Hi, it's been quite a long time since I've gotten this edit but I finally found the time to watch it! I've watched it with someone who has never watched the Hobbit before and she followed the story mostly fine, so that's really great!
The only thing that really threw me off was the "2 months later" when you transitioned between movie 1 and 2.... I don't think it's plausible for them to be at the same location for 2 months. Is there a reason why you chose that time frame? I'd be grateful for an answer.
Otherwise it's an awesome edit, thanks for the great work! I'll definitely recommend it to my friends!
Do you recommend this edit?
Owner's replyFebruary 24, 2023
Thanks for the review!
In the original there was a flashback in the second movie, which then flashed forward 12 months to where Bilbo hides from Beorn. To use the transition for my edit, I changed the 12 months into 2 months.
After their hopeful lookout onto the their destination from The Carrok (the mountain where the eagles drop them off), they have to travel down and somehow get near Beorn's house and who knows what happened inbetween.