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Remember how excited we all were when we heard that we were getting a trilogy of Hobbit movies a few years back? Ok, maybe the trilogy thing made us a bit nervous (it was one short novel after all) but still, excited! Then remember how stinky and unsatisfying each and every one of them was to watch? Sigh.

Nearly a year since the series’ third film hit theatres, we’re finally getting some insight into why the trilogy ended up sucking so bad. And it’s coming straight from director Peter Jackson.

In a shockingly honest special feature from The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Blu-ray release, Jackson and his film crew reveal that the experience of making The Hobbit trilogy was just as terrible and unenjoyable as it was to watch it.

In the six-minute video that has now hit the web, Jackson and his crew admit that they were essentially just improvising the trilogy as they went. Unlike the Lord Of The Rings films that had been planned for years in advance of shooting, Jackson and his crew only had a few months to plan The Hobbit his way, after taking over the reigns from original director Guillermo Del Toro. They had to figure out the films in just a matter of weeks!

“You’re going on to a set and you’re winging it,” Jackson says. “You’re making it up there and then on the spot.”

The video portrays the making of entire trilogy as a completely scrambled, stressful, improvised disaster. It’s unbelievable that this was included on the Blu-ray!

Watch Jackson discuss The Hobbit trilogy in the special feature below. What a mess.