You'll never watch the movies the same way after this.
The Lord of the Rings books and movies have been endlessly picked apart by fans, but that hasn't stopped the constant flow of new theories.
At the end of Fellowship of the Ring, Boromir turns on his traveling companions and tries to take the ring for himself.
One Redditor thinks Boromir was poisoned by Sauron's blood after cutting himself on the shards of Narsil.
When Gollum went searching for Bilbo after The Hobbit, all he had to go on were the words "Baggins" and "Shire."
If Gollum made it to the Shire, he could have mistaken Frodo's parents for Bilbo and his wife, and killed them in his search for the ring.
One fan on Reddit says that The Hobbit films' oft-criticized length and overstuffed feeling were meant to reflect Bilbo's exaggerated storytelling.
This one is a little hard to swallow, given The Hobbit's well-documented production problems and studio meddling.
When Bilbo takes hold of the One Ring, he takes on a manner very similar to who we know as Gollum, even calling the ring "precious."
A fan on Reddit takes that to mean that there's a being trapped within the ring that's possessing its owners, rather than merely Sauron's influence.
One of the biggest criticisms of The Lord of the Rings' plot boils down to, "why didn't they just fly to Mordor on the Eagles in the first place?"