In case you don't know this movie is the first in a trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic children's book The Hobbit and it also includes elements from the appendices at the end of The Return of the King.
It is no secret that I am the biggest Tolkien nerd. I watched the Lord of the Rings trilogy back when I was in 6th grade and then I subsequently read the books and ever since then I have been obsessed. Like, I've read the trilogy so many times I've lost count and my old bedroom was painted like the shire obsessed. I've even dressed up as a hobbit for Halloween. My LOTR nerdiness knows no bounds. :P
So to say that I was excited for the first Hobbit movie would probably be an understatement. I mean, I have been waiting for The Hobbit to become a movie ever since I turned into a Tolkien fanatic. THAT IS A HECK OF A LONG TIME. Add that to the stress of the project finally getting greenlit, and then the director changing, and then crazy movie laws almost getting in the way of production, and then Peter Jackson needing surgery which prolonged filming, and yeah, you can imagine how much pent up excitement I had on the eve of December 14th. I was literally bouncing around my house I was so hyped up.
Going into this movie I didn't really know what to expect. I knew I would love it, but I didn't know how much. Would it live up to my high expectations? Would it capture my imagination like the LOTR movies had? Would it be as awesome and as epic?
To answer all these questions: YES. YES THE HOBBIT IS AMAZINGLY AWESOMELY PERFECT.
So the movie got started and my thought process was basically:
OH MY GOSH THE MOVIE IS STARTING THE MOVIE IS STARTING!!!!
Hey look it's Legolases baby daddy! Looking real good there Lee Pace. ;)
What's this? The elves won't help the dwarves fight Smaug? BURNNNNNN!!!!
FROOOODOOOO!!!!!! Dang Elijah Wood hasn't aged a day.... (but seriously, he looks almost exactly the same. O.O)
Martin Freeman, you are Bilbo.
GANDALF, GANDALF, GANDALF, GANDALF!!!!!! :D
And then this happened....
And in that moment, Kili stole my heart. And Fili too, but mostly Kili. :P
And then Thorin shows up who is about as majestically awesome as they come:
And basically for the rest of the movie my mind was playing a background track of "RIDICULOUSLY HOT DWARVES, RIDICULOUSLY HOT DWARVES, THIS MOVIE HAS RIDICULOUSLY HOT DWARVES!!!" >.<
But seriously, Kili *cough* Aidan Turner *cough* is ridiculously attractive. I mean just look at him:
He wields a bow and arrow. If that isn't attractive I don't know what is! He's like the Legolas of The Hobbit, except Legolas is actually gonna be in the next hobbit movies meaning TWICE AS MUCH ATTRACTIVENESS AM I RIGHT?!?!?!
So in conclusion, this movie is amazing. It's based off of an amazing book by an amazing author, has been put together by amazing people (shout out to Weta Workshop!!!), was filmed in an amazing place (hellooooo New Zealand!), has amazing actors, and is just not to be missed. And in case you still need to be convinced I will allow Gandalf to speak on the movies behalf:
So basically the Hobbit has taken over my life. I now have a room filled with LOTR and The Hobbit Legos (good thing I have a job right?), I have multiple The Hobbit posters on my wall, and I have watched the production diaries videos and interviews of the cast multiple times. On top of that last month I marathoned the BBC's awesome TV series Being Human merely because Aidan Turner *cough* Kili the super hot dwarf *cough* is in it. That show is AWESOME by the way, and not just because of Aidan Turner, though he is a plus. :P
If you have seen the Hobbit already, are you as obsessed with it as I am? Who are your favorite dwarves? Honestly, I love them all but particularly like Kili, Bofur, Fili, Thorin, Ori, and Balin. Kili and Bofur are definitely my two favorites though. I mean have you seen Bofur's hat? I WANT IT!!!!
Also, James Nesbitt and Aidan Turner are both so adorable and Irish. Ugh. They're just awesome.
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So yes, share the hobbit love guys! FANGIRL WITH ME!!!! :D