The best trailer ever made.
As longtime readers, or anyone who found this blog through my Arkenstone EOTD, will know, I love Tolkien’s universe. It killed me deep inside that I had finals during the midnight premiere, but in the interest of not failing school (one of my life goals), I stayed in and studied. Of course, the second I got home, I ran out to see it. Here are my thoughts.
*Note: This is not by any means a review, unless your definition of review is I’M SO HAPPY *THUD*
I’ve been waiting for this movie for such a long time that I honestly think I would have been happy with anything. Do I think it’s as good as its predecessors? Well, I hesitate to compare them at all, but the short answer is no. The Hobbit is much lighter in tone than the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and I was glad to see PJ acknowledged this in the movie, while refraining from taking it too far. That said, I still loved every moment of the movie, and when the screen went dark at the end of Part I, I couldn’t hold back my whisper-shout of sadness. You expect me to wait two more years for the end of this trilogy?!
But all I wanted from this film was a return to Middle Earth, to the universe PJ brought to life so well in the previous films, and in that I believe he delivered. Any world which includes the marvel known as ‘second breakfast’ will never fail to enchant me. Will I be buying The Hobbit when it comes out on dvd? Of course! My LOTR collection would feel lonely without it.
I miss you already…
So, let’s discuss! Have you seen The Hobbit? Thoughts? No spoilers, please, because as shocking as this is to me, there are people who have not seen this movie yet…
P.S. Comments like “I wish I could look as cool as Thranduil while riding a giant
moose elk” or “What exactly do they put in pipe-weed?” are most definitely not spoilers.