Gollum does up his seat belt
Gollum does up his seat belt

Oh internet, will you NEVER tire of delighting the world with special treats?

So, this video is called An Unexpected Briefing, and it was made by Air New Zealand, as an alternative to the standard safety messages everyone has to sit through before takeoff. And it stars characters from the The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, including Gollum, Gandalf (as the pilot, naturally), dwarves, elves, the lot.

And of course, having been put online three days ago, it’s already up to 3 million hits on YouTube.

Keep your eyes peeled for a special guest star too:


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By Fraser McAlpine