How Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG Should Have Ended

How Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG Should Have Ended

The popular YouTube channel, How It Should Have Ended, has put together a new animated video explaining how Peter Jackson's fantasy-adventure film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, should have ended. Hit the jump to check it out.

"A Hobbit, some Dwarves, and a Wizard walk into a mountain... well not the wizard, he likes to bail on everyone at a time where him staying would make the quest much simpler ... also there's a dragon that nobody seems to want to prepare for .... What was I talking about? Oh yeah.... Here are some hobbit jokes. :)" - How It Should Have Ended

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company continues East, encountering along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood-elves, the Dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all - a creature more terrifying than any other; one which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself - the Dragon Smaug.

Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The international ensemble cast is led by Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, and Orlando Bloom as Legolas. The film also stars (in alphabetical order) John Bell, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Lawrence Makoare, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Dean O'Gorman, Mikael Persbrandt, and Aidan Turner.
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ReturnOFtheBAT - 1/15/2014, 2:35 PM
which one is the she-hobbit. hilarious
MrReese - 1/15/2014, 2:39 PM
Smaug was a complete bad ass!
kinghulk - 1/15/2014, 2:42 PM
loved how legolas just kills him and says i wasent supposed to be in this story
Squaremaster316 - 1/15/2014, 2:46 PM
Totally missed opportunity...

Just saying.
Pedrito - 1/15/2014, 2:51 PM
is that more or less how the movie went?
seems legit.
Bloodraven - 1/15/2014, 2:55 PM
I really hope that in the third Hobbit movie the Eagles finally talk so that people understand why they're not actually the solution to every problem in Middle Earth!

Bit disappointed that there was no Sherlock reference in this video, but it was still good.
Humperdink - 1/15/2014, 3:23 PM
JoeMomma29 - 1/15/2014, 3:24 PM
That was spot on, still one of my favorite movies of 2013.
DCwanabe - 1/15/2014, 3:25 PM
DefcoN - 1/15/2014, 3:35 PM
That video nailed it.
MrCBM56 - 1/15/2014, 3:38 PM
MOVIE OF 2013.

Loved it.
SauronsBANE - 1/15/2014, 4:13 PM
@MySpunkKing, oh come on, you couldn't be more pretentious or condescending if you tried. And responding to a 6 word comment with 2 paragraphs is the epitome of ridiculous. Yes, we get it: you're old and apparently LOVED the hobbit. Great. Don't be a juvenile about it though. And nothing against, but if you think this is the most fun movie site out there...well maybe you've missed the endless flame wars and crazy casting rages on every other article.
TelaVizion - 1/15/2014, 4:29 PM
The first one was really good, but this one was GREAT. 60% of that greatness was due to Evangeline Lily. The other 40% was how great Smaug was. Didn't expect him to have soooo much screen time. And it ended perfectly. Can't wait to see him again in the 3rd movie.
ReturnOFtheBAT - 1/15/2014, 4:46 PM
@antoineflemming, yes she-elf. my bad
kalisto2010 - 1/15/2014, 4:52 PM
Another disappointing chapter. I loved LOTR, Hated the Hobbit, loved the first 20 Minutes of Desolation of Smaug, after that I was just bad. The Hobbit is this generations prequels. Enjoy the suck. They should of went with Deltoro, you can see that Jacksons heart wasn't in this film at all. He's a way better film maker than that.
DrunkenNukem - 1/15/2014, 4:54 PM
This movie was amazing...i want to see it again when it comes on Blu r
Brady1138 - 1/15/2014, 4:59 PM
DOS was probably my favorite genre film of the year, but I still thought this was hilarious (as HISHE always is)!
Super12 - 1/15/2014, 7:12 PM
@SauronsBANE1 - the only person being juvenile here is you. Take a minute and read through this thread, you sound like one of the "younguns" he's talking about. You just lashed out at a perfect stranger who said nothing offensive and merely commented on one of the most common themes with these movies which is that they are polarizing among the fans. Have some respect for pete's sake.
MightyZeus - 1/15/2014, 8:13 PM
I enjoyed The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug for what it was but the fault was the awkward forced romance between the dwarf and the elf which was not needed in the film. This was not Peter Jackson's decision at first but it was the production team that suggested there be a romance in The Hobbit which is stupid.

I love HISHE they always nail it with there videos.
Braveandthebold - 1/15/2014, 8:52 PM
Another hit for hishe.
Tainted87 - 1/15/2014, 9:00 PM
Peter Jackson knew what he was doing when he made the Lord of the Rings.
Here, something is very much absent and wrong. The music isn't anywhere near as majestic, the characters are boring, the adventures are strangely diminished, and then you have the additions/detractions.

Let me ask you: if you haven't read the book, could you remember the names of every dwarf in the Hobbit? Just the names, not even where they're from, what they're especially skilled at, what kind of family they have, etc.

When I saw the Fellowship of the Ring in high school, I honestly hadn't read the books, just the Hobbit, and it had been read to me as a child. One viewing, and wow, all of the characters have THAT kind of interest, that kind of marking - they are that memorable. But like I said, can you even remember the names of the dwarves in Thorin's company?

Rather than expand on them in the gratuitous three movies it's taking to tell the story, Peter Jackson is making up an elven starlet who is like an Arwen stand-in, then putting Legolas in with a stalker-esque love triangle that involves a poisoned dwarf who doesn't have a mutated physique, and Jackson's Tauriel. Rather than focus on the story, you have all of these deviations where Sauron actually makes a physical appearance and talks to Gandalf, Legolas fighting orcs in Laketown, while the Bard is set up to make his role in the next movie oh so predictable.

It's like reading a book in public while some asshole is blasting his awful music.
SauronsBANE - 1/15/2014, 9:40 PM
@ MySpunkKing, Oh look, the old geezer is back again! I managed to drag you out of "retirement," eh? And look, once again you're back to being pretentious and condescending! You obviously feel threatened while you're on this site for some reason...must be the overwhelming presence of all of us 'them thar younguns', right?

Geez, good thing you've only been on this site long enough to make a grand total of 5 comments, because your old man shtick is getting old, fast. Look, we get it. You claim you're old and you're mature and you've been published a grand total of "SEVEN" any of that has any merit here? What does any of that have to do with anything? Who cares? You don't exactly need a degree in filmmaking to make measly comments on, let alone being published in "SEVEN" different instances.

Perhaps you're too old to understand how the internet works, and in that case it's probably a good thing that you're apparently leaving the site for good. But most of the time, people typically don't like when others grandstand and proclaim their supposed achievements to the world. Where I come from, that's called being 'snobby' or 'pretentious' or 'condescending.' But hey, sail off into retirement ya ol' geezer! Wish you all the best!
SauronsBANE - 1/15/2014, 9:45 PM
@Tainted87, I couldn't agree more. While there's plenty of flaws in the original Lord of the Rings trilogy, at least Peter Jackson showed some form of restraint. In The Hobbit, he doesn't have the benefit of cherry picking the absolute best parts from the wealth of information in the books. He has to include everything from the book along with his own invented material...and it shows. And it's terrible.

And I love the point you make about not being able to name most of the Dwarves. Unsurprisingly, maybe about 4 or 5 of them even have lines so far! And one of them, Fili, only has more lines in Desolation because he's involved in that idiotic love triangle. Most people who opposed my criticisms claimed that each movie would further develop more of the Dwarves, rather than having them be cardboard cutout caricatures. Well, we're two thirds into this trilogy so far, and there's absolutely no sign of any character development whatsoever.

You're absolutely right on point with everything you've said, and it's nice to know not everyone is head-over-heels in love with this new trilogy simply because of nostalgia. Great comment!
LittleDanglyThing - 1/15/2014, 10:53 PM
It SHOULD have ended like an hour earlier.
That movie was really just not good at all. I loved Evangaline Lily though, so beautiful and talented.
GodzillaKart - 1/16/2014, 6:02 AM
Really, that was no worse and no more silly that the actual film...which sucked.
FerFogs - 1/16/2014, 8:30 AM
I liked the movie. Again, like the first, they exaggerated a bit on the action scenes IMO. But a good movie overall.
GodzillaKart - 1/16/2014, 9:28 AM
The only thing that could have saved it would have been if they had just admitted to themselves that they were making a silly, bad film.

Then they could have sped up the scene where the dragon was chasing the dwarves around and put it to the Benny Hill theme music. That would have been worth the price of admission.
beane2099 - 1/16/2014, 2:05 PM
These aren't bad movie going experiences but it's also really apparent that this is being stretched out to three movies. Maybe when the third one is finally released someone will make a fan edit that distills the whole thing down to the short story it's supposed to be.
PlatinumSonOfKrypton - 1/17/2014, 1:54 PM
I like HISHE, but it's being ruined by pretentious internet users that are trying way to hard to use what's obviously supposed to be joke videos as validation for why every other movie that comes out "sucks." Forget the directing, the casting, acting, the visuals or all that important crap, if there's even one moment in the movie where something didn't go quite as logically as possible, then "TEH MOVIE SUCKS!!!! GO WATCH HISHE TO SEE WHY!!!!!"

Jimmyquickfingers - 1/17/2014, 2:00 PM
All these movies are about some stupid ring.

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