April 15, 2015
Simply amazing! I was planning on doing an edit of the 3 Hobbit movies into 1 but I have no reason to now. The Spence Edit is nearly perfect. I had my arms raised for most of the movie while saying "YES!".
There are only a few spots were the plot moves ahead leaving something to be desired from the story (Beorn/ponies, reclaiming treasure/giving Bilbo mail, Thorin coming to his senses) but those edits made the pace stronger...and keep the runtime down so I'm not complaining.
I'll be putting this version on at any future Hobbit/LotR marathons I attend.