Rachel Neumeier

Fantasy and Young Adult Fantasy Author


Have you watched the second Hobbit movie?

Because whether you have or not, you will probably enjoy this parody by Sarah Rees Brennen.

BILBO: Hey the Ring makes me able to understand the giant spiders who have kidnapped us! Invisibility cloak & evil language translator, is there anything the ring can’t do? It’s like a naughty pocket knife.

SPIDERS: Dwarf for breakfast, hobbit for second breakfast!

BILBO: Why won’t this magic translator ring turn off!

Many really funny bits, especially if (like me) you can’t take these movies very seriously.

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4 Comments Have you watched the second Hobbit movie?

  1. Rachel

    Hi, Maureen — actually, I liked the second movie quite a bit. My expectations were exactly in line with what the movie actually delivered. An over-the-top evil elf king? No problem! Ridiculously uber-dangerous elves who could clearly just take out every orc in the world in about a week? Fine!

    I really enjoyed the running battle with the (mostly) unarmed dwarfs in barrels and orcs being slaughtered left and right by two elves — but I didn’t believe in it for a second.

  2. Maureen E

    I really should have said ‘mostly likes the movies’, because that’s closer to my real feelings. LotR was pretty stupendous, in my opinion, and I wasn’t expecting these to be as good. They’re not, but at least the second one has a lot less exposition and also battle scenes that are less painful to watch. Plus, I liked Tauriel and thought they did a relatively good job of making her more than just a token character. (Although some of the romance with Kili was hilariously bad–“I could have loved her!” Cue Maureen laughing wildly.)

  3. Rachel

    >Cue Maureen laughing wildly.

    Yes! But I liked Tauriel, too, no matter how silly the romance is.

    I thought the LotR movies were basically fabulous, which is one reason I was pretty disappointed with the first Hobbit movie. Once that adjusted my expectations, though, it was easy to enjoy the 2nd Hobbit movie.

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