The Hobbit

Dec. 14th, 2012 11:11 am
valiant_queene: unknown maker (Eowyn and Faramir)
I should probably preface this post by saying that I am a huge Tolkien nerd. I mean, really, really huge Tolkien nerd. I've read The Hobbit once a year for 15 years now, and The Lord of the Rings not quite as often. I've read a lot of the other books that his son put together of his notes on the world of Middle-Earth. Yes, I have even read The Silmarillion. Twice.

That being said, I loved the movie. I bought my tickets to a midnight showing over a month ago, and I had been counting down the hours since then. And I got there early last night, suffered through the previews, and completely fell in love.

Yes, there are discrepancies with the book, large and small. Yes, the movie had a very different feel to it from the trilogy. But that's because it is different from the trilogy. The Hobbit was, and is, a children's book. The Lord of the Rings is many things, but a children's book is not one of them.

I adored how so many little things were inserted to tie it into the The Lord of the Rings. The soundtrack was goose bump producing, as usual. The actors were all fantastic. The cinematography was breathtaking. It was all so very, very wonderful.

I'd recommend it to anyone, although I will warn fans of The Lord of the Rings that The Hobbit does have a slightly more cartoonish feel to it.

I have to go to work in a few minutes, otherwise this post would have been much longer than it is. XD

valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 569
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 10836

I don't care how small this word count is when I could have written more. I don't care that my supervisor made me drive the big van full of screaming middle school students when I seriously have a phobia of driving. I don't even care that I still haven't been able to buy a free range turkey big enough for almost 30 people yet. And you want to know why?

I HAVE TICKETS TO GO SEE THE HOBBIT! I HAVE TICKETS TO GO SEE THE HOBBIT!!!!! Midnight showing. Reserved seating. Middle row.

The English language does not have the words to completely encapsulate my fangirly, geeky, nearly-hysterical, squeaky, happy-dancing joy. Have I mentioned that I HAVE TICKETS TO GO SEE THE HOBBIT?!
valiant_queene: (Assemble!)
I have now seen The Avengers twice in six days.

I regret nothing.
valiant_queene: (Avengers)
So, I saw The Avengers yesterday. I wanted to post something about it then, but if I had, it would have been comprised completely of exclamation points and capslocked gibberish.

Confession time. My top twenty-five favorites movies are Disney movies, 50s musicals, and black and white films. Except for the fact that I have a small weakness for superhero films. Especially Marvel.

So, when The Avengers came out on Friday I was excited. I mean I was supersonic squealing, jumping up and down in my chair excited. I've enjoyed all the past Avenger movies, except for any of the Hulk movies which I should see I suppose.

Captain America (LOVED IT!)
Iron Man (loved it)
Thor (so wonderfully awful it made me laugh)
Iron Man 2 (enjoyed it, but not quite as much as the first)

To have all of these in one movie? I was giddy with joy. But also slightly hesitant, because I didn't want it to fail to meet my expectations.

It didn't fail. It blew them out of the water. Everything about it was wonderful. It made me laugh. It made me cry (and the last time I cried at a movie was the end of The Fellowship of the Ring, actually Deathly Hallows now that I think about it, but before that was Fellowship). It made me clap out loud in the theater at the end. It made me squeal in fright (which bugged the heck out of Melete, I can tell you).

Anyway, long story short. If you enjoyed any of the Marvel movies above, The Avengers is worth a see. Also, if you do see it, stay through the credits. There are two clips (THANOS! OMG) that are worth watching.
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
WEDNESDAY'S WORD COUNT (11/23): 1634
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 40300

*is ashamed* I, I, I saw Breaking Dawn this afternoon. Don't judge me! I took Melete to see it. My finger still has indentations on it from where I bit it so I wouldn't break into hysterical giggles. I still snickered at the most inappropriate of times though. I just, it was so bad!

But we had fun together and that was the most important thing.

Edited to add this which is Movie-That-Must-Not-Be-Named in 15 minutes because it caused me to laugh and snort and choke on my own tongue, which, let me tell you, is not attractive. Like, at all.

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