Monday, January 14, 2013
On Friday night, I finally went to see The Hobbit with Tom. We had been trying to see it since it came out, but between our opposite work schedules and the film's ridiculous length, it was difficult to coordinate a time that worked.
Let me explain something to you all: I love all things The Lord of the Rings. When The Fellowship came out in 2001, I was obsessed. I fell madly in love with Elijah Wood and I even tried to teach myself elvish. There was no hope for me. Eventually my craze died down, but to this day I still hold LOTR in a very special place in my heart.
So for me to see The Hobbit ten years after the release of the last LOTR movie...it was wonderful. I had a complete fangirl moment. Peter Jackson added a lot of supplemental material, but I don't think it took away from the original story. What he added was history and backstory, the kind of information that you'd have to go digging around for if you cared that much. I had read an article in Rolling Stone that he pulled from the appendices in The Return of the King. I still very much enjoyed the movie despite the artistic licensing.
The above video is something I found from TheOneRing.Net's facebook page. When I was in college, I wrote a paper about the differences between the original British series of The Office and the American remake. If you've seen the original series, you'll love this spoof on The Hobbit. The Jim character is played by Martin Freeman, the same actor who plays Bilbo Baggins.