Hello mermaids, elves, dragons and humans~
It seems that my obsession has hit an all time low when I can no longer read or watch anything to do with Lord of the Rings without crying (tears of joy of course). The books were simply a part of my childhood and continue to be a source of entertainment or comfort when I need it. Just listening to the OST from the movies makes me feel nostalgic and at home.
I was a little disappointed with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Everything did seem a lot smoother since it was filmed at 48 frames per second instead of the usual 24 frames did make a difference. But it felt like the movie really dragged on; I remember a scene right before the White Council gathered where Galadriel turned to face Gandalf. It was the stereotypical epic scene where a great character is revealed to the audience (lights shining in the background and everything) but instead of it being epic, the scene felt like it just dragged on as she turned very slowly. It feels like the director, Peter Jackson, was just stretching out this 400 page book into three movies just so he can maximize potential profit. Either way, since it is the byproduct of something J.R.R. Tolkien made, I’m going to continue to see all the Hobbit movies in theaters.
There was a new international trailer released today, but nothing could beat the first announcement trailer where the dwarves sang ‘The Misty Mountains Cold‘. I can’t wait to see how Tauriel will be portrayed~ I am hoping there is a bit more action in this movie though, instead of long scenes of people turning around epic-ly.
Sends chills down my spine every time….It is because of this that I wish I was a male dwarf…..
Forever a closet elf,