Straight Tolkien: Peter Jackson And Co Explain Why The Hobbit Trilogy Wasn’t Very Good

Well, you can’t fault them for honesty. In this ‘promotional’ behind-the-scenes clip for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-ray, the cast and crew explain why The Hobbit trilogy wasn’t anywhere near as good as Lord of the Rings film series. One crew member admits, “It was a bit chaotic”, which turns out to be quite an understatement.

Director Peter Jackson spent years prepping for LOTR, but took over from Guillermo Del Toro on The Hobbit films at the last minute, meaning he was essentially making the movie up as he was going along. Or, as another crew member puts it: “You’re laying the tracks directly in front of the train.” Jackson looks knackered in the video.