I'm purposefully ignoring the fact that Final Fantasy VI turned 20 yesterday to focus on things that don't make me feel so old and decrepit.
...like this amazing 8-bit summary of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Created as a tongue-in-cheek way for fans to keep up familiarize themselves with the previous two films before the December release of the third and final film, The Hobbit: There and Back Again.
This might look familiar to anyone who can remember playing J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings Volume One for the Super Nintendo and... goddammit, now I feel super old again.
Anyway, 8-bit Hobbit. Go!
It's a bit bittersweet that Peter Jackson's time with and in Middle Earth is likely drawing to a close with this last Hobbit film as it seems increasingly unlikely that he'll ever receive the rights to The Silmarillion.
So while these Hobbit films might not be *great*, they're probably the last time we'll get to step into Jackson's version of Middle Earth* so we should appreciate There and Back Again for all it's worth when it hits box offices this winter.
*- Until, of course, he releases the 3D HD remaster of the original The Lord of the Rings trilogy.