At the sublime intersection of nerddom, "Lord of the Rings" and "Super Smash Bros." stare at each other. A tumbleweed rolls past.
J.R.R. Tolkien's high fantasy masterpiece and Nintendo's crossover-happy fighting game series have a lot in common. Every entry in each is a critical darling and a commercial success. They both feature enormous casts of characters with wacky names. They both have magic and swords.
They will likely never actually intersect in any official work, but that doesn't mean fans can't have fun with them both. Take a look at this perfect recreation of the iconic bridge scene from the Peter Jackson film version of "Fellowship of the Ring", animated entirely with "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" characters:
So good. The creator of the clip, Twitter user @Rmenaut, pledges to make more movie tributes with "Smash" characters in the future:
[via Sam Henken]