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Watch: The Onion Movie Critic Thinks 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' Can't Compare To Toranda

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 13, 2013 at 5:44PM

While a mini-debate sort of simmers around the interwebs about "The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug," and its worthiness as a standalone movie—even though it's basically a two hour, forty minute journey to open a door—The Onion gets right down to it and tells it like it is: simply put, nothing in J.R.R. Tolkien or Peter Jackson's world can even compare The Kingdoms Of Toranda.
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

While a mini-debate sort of simmers around the interwebs about "The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug," and its worthiness as a standalone movie—even though it's basically a two hour, forty minute journey to open a door—The Onion gets right down to it and tells it like it is: simply put, nothing in J.R.R. Tolkien or Peter Jackson's world can even compare The Kingdoms Of Toranda.

Never heard of it? That's because it's creation of The Onion movie critic Peter Rosenthal, who believes that 'Smaug' is kind of infantile when compared to the first book in his own series, "The Shattered Amulet Of The Red Warlock." As usual, this is hilarious stuff from the dudes at the comedy site, so give it a spin below.


The Onion Reviews 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug'

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