The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Flix for Short: The Office: An Unexpected Journey

11:00 AM on 01.07.2013 // Hubert Vigilla
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The Office UK + The Hobbit = Something better than the Peter Jackson movie

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey continues to thrive at the box office. While I had a lot of problems with the film's flabby storytelling, there was one thing about the movie that was perfect: Martin Freeman as Bilbo. Freeman can rarely do wrong -- he's an amiable everyman whether he's a hobbit, a sidekick, or a self-deprecating office drone.

Enter The Office: An Unexpected Journey by Eager Beaver Productions. This mash-up brings together the comic drudgery of The Hobbit and the fast-paced adventure of The Office. I'd love to hear the dwarves sing "Free Love Freeway," David Brent's rubbish song about Princess Di, or "More to Lose," a 1983 song by Ricky Gervais's real-life '80s New Wave band Seona Dancing. (Song included after the cut. It was a big hit in The Philippines in 1985.)

Since Benedict Cumberbatch will be voicing Smaug and the necromancer in the next two Hobbit movies, I expect a Sherlock mash-up next year with the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

[Boing Boing via The Playlist]

"More to Lose" by Seona Dancing



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