I heard about this fanedit and being a lover of LOTR, but being disappointed by the original Hobbit movies, I wanted to give it a shot! I was pleasantly surprised! I didn't miss the forced romance, or some of the other contrived plot lines. It felt smooth and natural! I would definitely recommend it to other fans who wished things had gone a bit differently in the theatrical releases. Its definitely worth watching the version with the Blunt the Knives song, as its an element of the books I particularly loved and felt was a fun addition in the films. Mad props to the editor for all their hard work!
Insanely high quality edit. My family watched it together over the holidays and we really, really enjoyed it. I think it was the first time most of them made it through the trilogy & it got rave reviews at the end.
The episode format was super smart and I think my favorite thing was how excited everyone got to watch the next installment the following day (or want to watch 2 in one night lol).
I can only imagine how much work that must have been, but it totally showed in the finished product. THANK YOU!
Stromboli has taken this series and (while near and dear to my heart) made it all the better. The first movie to me was the most in sync with the feelings of the joviliness and the overall vibe of the book. My only complaint was that Blunt the Knives was not in it. To my great surprise, this was still in an alternate and I now can watch the Hobbit in the best possible way it can be.
Movies 2 and 3 felt forced and there was too much added. This edit is the absolute perfection of that, Removing the parts that didn't work to streamline it into a better and make it what the Hobbit always had the possibility to be!