Artist Derek Eads has created a fun and amusing alternative Hobbit poster for the second film in the trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug. The poster depicts the titular hobbit, Bilbo Baggins and dwarf king Thorn Oakenshield dangling out of a barrel like pieces of the Barrel of Monkeys game. Most 20-somethings are probably familiar with this game. It involves hooking plastic monkeys together by the arms. Said monkeys would always come packaged in a plastic barrel.
This Hobbit poster homage was done as a gentle jab at the famous scene in the film when Bilbo and the dwarves escape angry elves by riding down a river in barrels. This poster is both nostalgic and humorous, a light and fun piece of artwork in tribute to both an iconic movie and an iconic childhood game.
This Hobbit Poster is Barrels of Fun for Fans of the Movie
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