If you, like me, resented the bloated, heaving mass that was Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, then listen up. A fellow calling himself tolkieneditor has recut the movie down into a much more manageable 4 hour edit, which excludes irrelevant plot tangents, shortens sequences and generally makes it a more snappy, enjoyable ride. I watched part of it myself the other night, and the difference felt immediate. I’m very much looking forward to watching the rest, as the real winning factor for me was that tolkieneditor has edited out the ridiculous love triangle between Kili, Tauriel and Legolas. I disliked a lot of things about this series, but that was at the top of the list.
You can obtain it for yourself [here], but torrenting may be the only option, as the direct download appears to have disappeared.