'The Hobbit' Honest Trailer: 'A Totally Expected Letdown' (Video)
Despite Gandalf, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey isn't particularly magical, according to Honest Trailers.
The comedic series from Screen Junkies makes fun of the ways Peter Jackson tries to convince viewers his prequel film is Lord of the Rings, but notes "instead of saving the entire world from evil, this time they're saving one city from Smaug."
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It goes on to point out the film adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien's book features little story, but does have plenty of singing and wandering around lavish green screens from Bilbo (Martin Freeman).
"Instead of Return of the King's eight different endings, watch a movie that doesn't even have one," says the trailer's narrator. "But you won't even mind, since it means you can finally go home and watch Game of Thrones."
Jackson's follow-up The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which Honest Trailers says looks a lot more interesting ("but still unnecessary") hits theaters Dec. 13.
Watch the Honest Trailer below.
by Pamela McClintock
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