While The Hobbit opened over the winter break to mixed reviews, all of the critics who wrote those notices had one important thing in common: None of them, at least as far as we know, watched the epic while on magic mushrooms. Recently, with the help of some naturally occurring psilocybin and comedian Max Silvestri, all of that changed. Watch Vulture correspondent Julie Klausner interview a pre- and post-Hobbit Max, the first part of this interview having happened before the shrooms kicked in. What did Max think of the movie considering he was tripping? And would the mushrooms improve the look of the film’s controversial high frame rate? Watch this video and find out.