'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey': Is This How It Should Have Ended?

The Hobbit

The How It Should Have Ended team has tackled a lot of Hollywood movies in their day, but somehow we never get sick of watching their accurate summations of how a bunch of Hollywood blockbusters could have ended a lot sooner. This time, they're covering "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" -- but, really, they're showing how the entire "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" story arc could have been ended in around two hours.

When Gandalf notices that Bilbo is pocketing something that likely is the One Ring of Sauron, why doesn't he pipe up? In this HISHE installment, the wizard calls his pack of eagles to fly him and Bilbo to Mordor and destroy the ring long before Frodo ever gets it. Sure, Bilbo then isn't able to help the dwarves win back the Lonely Mountain from Smaug, but in the grand scheme of things, it's a sacrifice worth making.

Watch the video after the jump!

Also, props to the folks behind HISHE for an excellent "please subscribe to us" plea at the end. We're sure Thorin Oakenshield would have been proud.

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