Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hippity Hobbity...

So, I finally have time to blog about seeing the Hobbit!  I hope you're okay with nerdy rants and fond memories.
So, I had been looking forward to this for weeks.  Mostly because it's The Hobbit, who wouldn't be excited? but also because the midnight showing was the last day I had finals, and I was going to see it at midnight to celebrate!  There's nothing like celebrating the end of exams by staying up until three in the morning geeking out about John Watson playing Bilbo Baggins. ;)  Anyways, I was also excited because, while I'd been to midnight showings before, I had never dressed up.  This time around, Mia and I had the cloaks that Heather had made us, and we figured, "Hey, why not?"  So we dressed up in long, flowy cloaks, and Kay put my hair in a medieval hairpiece for me.  (I could have put it in myself, but it's a nightmare to deal with it on my own, and Kay did a much better job than I would have!).
By the way, if at this point you're wondering why I am such an absolute geek, you obviously haven't read my other posts. 
We went to the theatre all toasty and warm, because cloaks are really just like blankets that you don't have to hold.  In any case, we were a little lost going in, I guess the theatre wasn't opening the regular doors and we had to sneak around through the back.  By this point I was feeling foolish, because no one else had apparently decided to dress up, but I brushed it off.  I figured, if I dress up, at least it gives other people "permission" to dress up later if they were so inclined.  There were a few other people later that dressed up as hobbits, and someone wearing chainmail, but most people in the audience were fairly normal.
So, we had shown up an hour early to make sure we got good seats, but we really shouldn't have worried.  There was no one there.  Apparently everyone went to the theatre by the mall.  Oh well, I was happy enough, because when we walked in, Mia noticed someone already in the theatre!  It was Jam!!
Jam is an old friend from my young years, and I was so excited to see her!  We laughed and joked, and she introduced us to one of her other friends, and she kept trying to get him to catch popcorn in his mouth, except he kept missing, so by the time they were done there was a bit of a mess for the janitors to clean up later... oh well.
Now for the actual movie.  Ahem.
SO EPIC!  Seriously, so very well done!  I loved it to pieces!  Even the stuff they've added in was great!  I love Radagast, he's like the Fluttershy of wizards, so fun!  And the characterization was brilliant!  I loved it!  The interaction between Thorin and Bilbo was amazing, so heartwarming by the end!  Bilbo is such a wonderful character, congratulations to Martin Freeman on his amazing performance!  He was so relatable, I knew how he was feeling so often!  And I especially loved the bit with Gollum!  Such a well-done character, and the interaction between Gollum and Smeagol (yes, they've still got that) was hilarious!  And as far as the music goes, I loved it!  I got chills every time the dwarves went to fight and the "Misty Mountains" theme started playing.  Such a marvelous movie!
My opinion on the new material is that I like it.  It makes the storyline more connected to the rest of Middle Earth at the time.  We get a look at how Sauron actually came back, why the elves and dwarves hate each other so much, stuff like that.  And honestly, I think the movie would have needed three parts anyway, because even though it's only one book compared to the "Rings Trilogy," it had more action.  The Lord of the Rings had more description than The Hobbit, which is why it had three books.  The Hobbit, on the other hand, had a bit more adventure to it.
So, in conclusion, if you haven't seen The Hobbit, go online and get tickets.  Ees amazing!  If you have seen The Hobbit, when are you going again, and can I come with you?

Fare thee well, friend!

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