Fans Are Sharing The Most Frustrating Scenes From 'The Hobbit' Trilogy

List Rules
Vote up the scenes from 'The Hobbit' that you find most frustrating.

Although The Hobbit trilogy depicts a well-beloved world with dynamic characters and famous plot lines, it's relevance to The Lord of the Rings and inherent comparison to the Oscar winner can only be to its detriment, and fans have been only too happy to point out its flaws and their frustrations with the trilogy.

Below, fans on Reddit have shared which scenes they find the most frustrating in The Hobbit trilogy, vote up the ones you agree with!


  • 1
    331 VOTES

    Beorn Comes To The Battle Of The Five Armies

    Beorn Comes To The Battle Of The Five Armies
    Photo: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor u/Paulitical:

    The arrival of Beorn in massive bear form was a critical turning point in the battle, but all the movie did was show him drop in, and then that's it.

    How can you not show a giant bear messing up an Orc army?!! When will anyone get the chance to show that scenario in a movie again?!

    331 votes
  • 2
    297 VOTES

    Smaug Chases The Dwarves

    Smaug Chases The Dwarves
    Photo: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor u/kerfuffler4570:

    During that awful chase under the Lonely Mountain, Smaug went from being an awesome force of evil who Gandalf himself and the rest of the White Council fears, to a clumsy dope who can't kill a single dwarf even when one literally falls into his mouth.

    From Redditor u/QRS-Komplex:

    They build Smaug up for two movies to be this ultimate threat, one of the most dangerous creatures Middle-Earth has ever seen - and then he can't get a single dwarf! Even when one is f**king standing on top of his mouth and all he would have had to do is open it! So from this point on, how am I supposed to feel any kind of tension? 

    297 votes
  • 3
    249 VOTES

    Beorn's Introduction Is Inconsistent And Weak

    Beorn's Introduction Is Inconsistent And Weak
    Photo: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor u/Cypheroptics:

    Instead of Gandalf having them come inside two at a time [to distract Beorn, like in the book], they all just rushed into Beorn's house and locked him out? Apparently now he's just an uncontrollable beast in bear form and in human form he could give two sh*ts that a bunch of Dwarves and a Wizard locked him out of his own home? It just doesn't add up. 

    From Redditor u/FlashVirus:

    All of the cool, mysterious things about him are taken out and he's just left as a big doofus talking in a deep voice going, "I hate dwarves... I hate orcs more..." F**k off. 

    249 votes
  • 4
    294 VOTES

    Tauriel And Thranduil Talk About Love

    Tauriel And Thranduil Talk About Love
    Photo: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor u/MagicianPerfect735:

    "Why does it hurt so much?" "Because it was real."

    If I ever accidentally ingest poison, show me that scene and I'll throw up everything inside of me. 

    294 votes
  • 5
    277 VOTES

    Legolas Has A New Fighting Style

    Legolas Has A New Fighting Style
    Photo: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor u/Orlando_the_Cat:

    Legolas' action scenes were so over the top, but nothing was more frustrating than Legolas upside down just waving his arms back and forth and decapitating people. Things like that don't just break your suspension of disbelief - they destroy it utterly. 

    277 votes
  • 6
    326 VOTES

    The Elves Battle The Orcs

    The Elves Battle The Orcs
    Photo: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor u/50653:

    I think the exact moment I said, "Oh f**k this," was in The Battle of the Five Armies, when the big "surprise" was when the elves lept into battle against the Orcs.

    That moment was just so illogical - why would an army, who is known for their bow-and-arrow skills, be charging in to fight in hand-to-hand combat, and why would they jump over a perfectly good shield wall?? 

    From Redditor u/the_big_mothergoose:

    The pure idiocy of the elves jumping over the shield wall from a tactical standpoint was what finally pushed me over the edge and caused me to start laughing at that piece of sh*t/garbage pile of a movie. 

    326 votes