April Foolery: The Silmarillion gets punk’d on Skiffy & Fanty

When Shaun Duke over at Skiffy & Fanty asked me to do an April Fool’s Day guest blog, I admit I had a hard time coming up with something that would be both funny and (remotely) plausible, with the former taking precedence over the latter.

Then I watched The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Narratives…er Armies…and the pieces fell into place. All I had to do is get my former AP newsman groove back on, and off I went. The results are here; I hope you find them amusing.

I wrote detailed reviews of both An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug here on the blog, but I haven’t the heart to do the same with Five Armies. I absolutely loved the original Lord of the Rings trilogy, and I think it holds up exceptionally well a decade later. I cannot say the same for the Hobbit films. The first wasn’t that great, the second was pretty good…

…and the most recent was a mess, I’m sorry to say. And there’s little more, I think, that I could add to the conversation beyond that. Others have already done a much better job of it.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the S&F tom-foolery today. I’m going to go re-watch Fellowship of the Ring now.

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