The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was hyped from the moment the last LOTR movie finished filming. It was inevitable. Of course, I am happy Peter Jackson committed to this project. He’s sees Middle Earth like no other.
The movie was beautiful. The scene filmed on New Zealand country side were epic and Jackson utilized the natural beauty so well in the movie.
It was comforting to see some cameo’s from LOTR such as Old Bilbo, Saruman, Galadriel, Elrond and the greatness that is Frodo.
I liked the movie more because of the franchise and some residual good vibes from the LOTR, but it was slow at times. But, from the moment Gollum makes an appearance, until the end, the movie is amazing.
My favorite scene in the movie was the same as in the book; the riddle scene between Bilbo and Gollum.
A contest alert: Guess the answers to the riddles? Leave the answers in the comments. Whoever answers the most correct, wins a $10 Amazon gift card from me.
1. What has roots as nobody sees,
Is taller than trees,
Up, up it goes,
And yet never grows?
2. Thirty white horses on a red hill,
First they champ,
Then they stamp,
Then they stand still.
3. Voiceless it cries,
4. An eye in a blue face
Saw an eye in a green face.
“That eye is like to this eye”
Said the first eye,
“but in low place
Not in high place.”
5. It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills.
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter.
6. A box without hinges, key, or lid,
yet golden treasure inside is hid.
7. Alive without breath,
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking.
8. No-legs lay on one-leg,
Two-legs sat near on three-legs,
Four-legs got some.
9. This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.
Come back on Sunday for the answers. And, go see the movie and read the book.
I leave you with the desperate, sad, and pathetic words from Gollum, “Thief, thief, thief…! Baggins! We hates it, we hates it, we hates it forever!” – Poor Gollum
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