I actually think Peter Jackson should have opened The Hobbit with this fan-film feature. It’s that cute. Even if you don’t like drinking shots, you’ll find this short amusing. I can see this (in my personal head cannon) as what actually happened that fateful night at Bag End, and why Bilbo found it necessary to run after them to join the Dwarves’ expedition to The Lonely Mountain.
This short one-off has good production values — I’m impressed. Some of the Dwarves look just like their movie counterparts, and lead me to wonder if some of them reprised their role for this.
Note: If you don’t like scenes of people drinking and getting wasted, this might not be the video for you. It depicts an alternate vision of the Unexpected Party chapter in The Hobbit.
My opinion: Jackson did an amazing body of work in the Lord of the Rings. We can’t deny that. But for various reasons, he made The Hobbit — one slim novel, into a full feature trilogy. It didn’t turn out well. The Hobbit’s best scenes are with Gollum, Smaug, and Gandalf. And, of course, his scenes with the Dwarves in his home in Bag End. What do you think?
That’s kind of why I enjoy this spoof version of the unexpected party at Bag End on that fateful night. I totally buy that it went this way, and NOT what was recorded in The Red Book. After all, history has always been written/interpreters by the winners.
Altogether, this is really cute, if you’re a Middle Earth fan. Otherwise, skip it. I’d give them an A Grade myself, but it’s with a lot of Geek Cred giving them the score.
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