It was released on Saturday. Its server crashed within 24 hours as more than a quarter of a million piled in to watch it.
You’d think the latest Star Trek movie had leaked online, but no. This was The Hunt for Gollum, and it was equally magnificent. Well, sort of.
It’s the best fan-film production I’ve seen, and while it does tell a self-contained story to a point, it slots nicely in as an unseen glimpse just before the Fellowship of the Ring begins.
The acting’s excellent, the costumes as good as Peter Jacksons’ ““ it’s magnificent. I heartily recommend you take a look.