Best edit I’ve watched. It took the best part of several other good edits and created a fun and flowing adventure that keeps the idea of the original book without losing the changes of the new movie. Changing it to several shorter episodes helps make it more manageable when watching.
This format really serves The Hobbit movies well. In an age of streaming and enjoying epic stories in 50-minute chunks, treating a bloated film trilogy that was blown out of proportion this way makes a lot of sense. In this format, I found myself feeling more accepting of some of the material that was not derived from the immediate source material. Overall an excellent way to get through The Hobbit, and rather seamless overall. Very good work.
Me and my brother-in-law watched this not too long ago and we both enjoyed it a lot!
Compared to the original LOTR trilogy, the hobbit films hasn't really peaked my interest the same way when I originally saw them. I viewed others before like M4, Billy Batson's, the Bread and Butter edition and etc, they are all good, but after seeing this I got even a bigger perspective and better glance as to what these films present. This is my to go viewing when I tend to watch the trilogy again. Thanks for sharing this edit.
After having the Maple edit for some time, I now got this jewel! As others mentioned before, this will definitively be my go-to version!
It's got great pacing, and while M4's edit is also rather trimmed, this here has more... magic:
It's not purely the book, but only the good ideas were left in from Jackson's original, so you have that grandeur which made LOTR so special without feeling ridiculous or bloated to the max and then some more on top!
It's utterly charming and made me smile several times, so joyful was the ride into Middle-Earth! Everything I read before I watched this edit regarding its strenghts is true. THIS really is what I expected when I went to the movies back then...
Then, there's technically flawless editing from visuals and audio - THANK YOU!!!!