(Yes, we’ve been gone a long time – we haven’t given up on this project – just figuring some things out – in the meantime, Katie wanted to share thoughts on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”)
As you may know I’m a Lord of the Rings geek. You know that your really a geek when:
1. Your own MOTHER calls you a geek to your face. Ahem…Mom!
2.All your Christmas presents have to do with LOR. (Except for adorable little stuffed animals in a circular shapes)
3.You start building a fantasy world in your head and you make yourself a character in the story.(I’m Aragorn’s younger sister who loves archery)
4.You find yourself making puns about the movies and books that nobody else gets, and while you are doubled over laughing your friends talk about your sanity.
5.You start anticipating the next Hobbit movie, that comes out in a year and a half.
6. You study maps of Middle Earth more then you study maps of America.
7. You can relate every situation to a scene in LOR.
If any of this apply to you than you are on your way to becoming a Lord of the Rings Super Fan. If all of these apply to you than you are like me! A LOR Mega Geek…welcome to the club! If none of these apply to you, but you like LOR than you are just a normal fan. That isn’t bad, but I think that a movie with such good acting, props, costumes, sets, animation, and music deserves a lot of credit. I personally think that Peter Jackson is a genius and should be recognized as possible one of the best directors ever.
Don’t let me get started about Viggo Mortenson. My friends will agree with me when I say that I am obsessed him. In my opinion he is the GREATEST actor ever to live(followed by Alan Rickman and Johnny Depp). He plays Aragorn, he is a Dunedain(half man half elf), he is hot, he is awesome, he does all of his stunts, he is awesome, and he is in Hidalgo…and he is awesome, did I say that already?
Now on to the Hobbit. I won’t give anything away, but those out their that haven’t read the book, read it. I will give you a brief warning…
Warning Content Contains:
- Beheaded dwarves
- Flaming pine cones
- A fat goblin
- Elijah Woods
- Hairy feet
- An eye
You will get the last one when you see the movie. I don’t consider this movie better than the LOR trilogy, but it was still very well done. To all of you Hobbit book fans out there, you might be saying, ‘Bilbo doesn’t fall into the cave!’ or ‘We never see the crazy little wood wizard in the BOOK!’. However you have to admit that the Hobbit isn’t the most exciting and suspenseful book. It is a great book, but the movie wouldn’t have been that exciting if they hadn’t added in a little action.
When the next Hobbit movie comes out maybe I will make another post where you read me rambling on and on about its awesomeness and the differences from the book and movie. Thank you for reading. Now go watch the movie or read the book, I’m going to see it a third time over this Christmas break.
Smeagol/Gollum all the way!!!!!!