Adventures Part 1
We have three blogs on adventures today, this one is the “G” rated blog.😉
I’ve been wanting to make this post for a while but I just haven’t gotten around to it but since I took today off from work…here we are. Last Tuesday, right after work, I dashed to the Crystal Mall and f.y.e. (no, I didn’t run into Linda McMahon. Bummer, but we’ll have more dreams to discuss later in the day). I grabbed our copy of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”. I promised hubby I would get it the day it came out, so I did. I should say I’ve never read a Tolkien story…ever. I have, however, watched the Extended Versions of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy so many times I can recite each 3 hour movie line-for-line and I never get tired of watching them. I had no idea that would be the end result when we walked into the movie theater 12 years ago for “The Fellowship of the Ring”. None. At all.
Anyway, hubby came home, we ordered those yummy sliders from Pizza Hut and snuggled in to watch our new movie. By the time of this writing, we have watched it 3 or 4 times. I admit, when it started I had a bad feeling. The first 5-10 minutes are really heavy on the noticeable CG and I don’t like that. I started to worry I was going to sit through 3 hours of bad CG a la “300” or something. I stuck it out. By the time, Bilbo Baggins rushes out his door crying excitedly that he’s off on an adventure! I was too! In fact, I think it’s my favorite scene and line in the whole movie.🙂
After that little bobble at the beginning, the way Peter Jackson wove the two stories together is absolutely wonderful. It sucked me right in, it was like I’d never left Hobbiton or any of these fantastic characters at all.
Hubby and I looked at the new younger Bilbo and I said; “Do you know who that is?” I recognized him right off and I don’t know why. Hubby said he was the writer in “Love Actually” and I said, no, he’s from “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. Hubby insisted he was also the writer. I adore “Love Actually” and I kept staring at Bilbo and staring at Bilbo and trying to put him in the role and I couldn’t do it. About half to 3/4 of the way through the flick, Bilbo made a gesture or moved a certain way and I knew he was from “Love Actually” as I cried; “He’s the porn guy!”
LOL LOL LOL
He was the porn guy, IMDb confirmed it.🙂
Ok, back to the movie, the Dwarves take a little getting used to, they do. There’s no Aragorn in this flick though they do try to make the Dwarf King Thorin look handsome and he does…for a dwarf. Ya know. I couldn’t do it anyway, you might, but not me. LOL Without a hunk in the lead role, movies can be difficult for me to get into. But, like the Hobbits before them, the Dwarves are very well done, the technology in these flicks is mind-blowing. What’s more mind-blowing is how seamless they are.
I’ve decided that I like Gandalf the Grey much better than Gandalf the White. Yes, much better. He seems to have more of a backbone and thirst of adventure.
The story is great, I cheered, I cringed, I laughed. Good stuff. Most of all, a little part of me fell in love with Bilbo Baggins. Ever since we first walked into that movie theater 12 years ago, I have openly admitted to being Pippin. Yes, I am Pippin. BUT, if I’d seen this first, perhaps I would have said I’m actually a lot more like the younger Bilbo Baggins. I’m in there somewhere anyway.
If you’re a “Lord of the Rings” fan and you haven’t seen this yet….what the hell are you waiting for? Netflix? Screw that! Go! Get it! This is great stuff here!
The really good part is, unlike with some other trilogies and sequels/prequels…we don’t have to wait! The next one comes out my Special Day (there’s a good sign, huh?). Yep, December 13, 2013 will bring us “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and December 17, 2014 will bring us to the end with “The Hobbit: There and Back Again”.
So, by…what? March, 2015 I should own six Hobbit movies! LOL We often do Movie Marathons, I’m betting those six back-to-back-to-back will take up….hummmm…..well, we’re gonna need at least a 3-day weekend!
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey get an A+ from Aunty Moon.