Honest Trailers returns to Middle Earth to take a long, hard, baleful look at The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Are you familiar with Honest Trailers? It’s a video series that, as the title promises, provides an honest look at Hollywood blockbusters through slightly reworked promotional trailers. Trailers like this one for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first part of a trilogy that should really only have one installment.
It’s not the most sophisticated humor of all time because it’s really just honest observation – hence the title – presented in movie trailer narrator voice. But does ask some hard questions, like how does a 300-page book become a trilogy that’s just as long as a trilogy of books that are 400 pages each? Why did the eagles drop him so far from the mountain? And just how do you pronounce “Smaug,” anyway?
Oh, never mind all that. Just enjoy the honesty!