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After class one of my friends and I set off the see The Hobbit! Yay! I finally got to go!
So my step dad loved Lord of the Rings. He had a LOTR chess set and my Yellow Naped Amazon was named Gwaihir after the Lord of the Eagles. As a child my friends never understood the name. Can you blame them? It's uncommon and not the easiest to say (or spell). I called him Gwai for short later on in life.
I love being sucked up into a movie and what is great about the LOTR movies is that even though they are super long, I don't notice the time because I am in the zone.
My second issue was the humor. My friend noted that The Hobbit is a children's story. So possibly is this where the humor fit in? If that was the direction Peter Jackson wanted to take then The Hobbit should have been more Harry Potter and less LOTR. I don't see any of the LOTR movies (including The Hobbit) as movies marketed towards children. Plus the movie is rated PG-13 so I don't see the need for random silly humor. Every now and then it worked, but there were a few times where it just seemed out of place.
I really enjoyed the movie though. Of course I can't look at Gandolf and not see Magneto, but I tried.
My favorite scene was when Bilbo charges at the Orc's inevitably saving Thorin, the Dwarf king. Following this the eagles take the travelers to safety. There is something about that scene that made me well up with tears. I didn't actually cry but I had watery eyes. Maybe I miss my parrot and not I will not get another one.
LOTR is a genre I can't not love. It has a special place in my heart because of it's attachment to my childhood. I don't remember seeing the animated films either but it's something that has been around me forever. One of these days I will read them. There is just something special about LOTR.
I know. Not my best movie talk. I was so caught in the movie and being that I haven't read the book I feel like there is much I can not discuss. I loved it though. I can't wait for the next film.
Oh, I also stopped at Target (I had to return something) and I found a special MLP card box. Bonus!