Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings has been called a lot of great things over the years. But behind all those accolades, it's easy to forget that it can be a little pretentious at times—and a little melodramatic at others. Luckily, the guys at Honest Trailers are here to break it all down.
With The Hobbit opening at midnight in most cities, it's the perfect time to grab a quick refresher on the original Lord of the Rings trilogy. It's easy to overlook the faults when you're wrapped up in the grandiose story (because the original trilogy was pretty awesome), but when the flaws and quirks are laid out in hilarious succession, it all starts to make a weird kind of sense.
This clip might not recap all the nuance of Jackson's seminal films, but it is good for a laugh, and a great way to prep for that lighter take on Middle-earth in The Hobbit.
Check out the trailer below:
What'd you think? It puts it all in perspective, doesn't it?
(Via Honest Trailers)