NEXT DECEMBER! Seriously? Why do they feel the need to dangle this in our faces a full year before the FIRST film comes out! That’s just plain mean.
I love the Lord of the Ring’s films. I try to watch them at least twice a year, the extended editions, they’re far better than the theatrical versions, except for the first film, they butchered it in the extended edition, especially in the introduction of Hobbition, and they lost the charm. Now I haven’t read the Hobbit, my sister did, and she did not enjoy it. She gives me this terrified look every time I mention the movie, she found the book either painful or boring to read. I’m the opposite, I’ve only read the first Lord of the Rings Book, and my it was long! But Peter Jackson made some truly magnificent movies, so I’m psyched to see The Hobbit. Martin Freeman plays young Bilbo, you may know him as Arthur Dent in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (I absolutely love that movie), or as Dr Watson from the BBC’s modern retelling of Sherlock Holmes – Sherlock Series, apparently it’s really good.
Apparently Evangeline Lilly’s elf character, Tauriel, was created to join the Hobbit’s ‘fellowship’ because otherwise there would be no female characters. I don’t have any objections to having no female characters, but I also have no objections to adding a character in that was not proper LotR canon, just don’t tell me. LotR needed some girl power, which we got with Eowyn, so I’m happy we are going to get a kickass female elf, if the rumours are true…..
Anyway, new adventures from Middle Earth, can’t wait.