The inner nerd in me was unleashed full force when I went to watch this movie.
A history behind my obsession with The Hobbit:
I was probably in first grade-ish(?) when the first Lord of the Rings movie came out. I had no idea what it was other than a movie adaptation of the trilogy of books that were gathering dust on my bookshelf. I had inherited those books from my uncle who insisted that I read them.
He saw me reading Harry Potter and was trying to force this series on me.
I didn't believe him when he said it was an epic adventure.
How very wrong I was.
Once I saw the first movie, I post-poned reading Harry Potter (but am VERY well caught up now, as many of you well know) and buried myself under my covers and read every book. In eighth grade, we were assigned to reading The Hobbit. I was probably the most excited person ever when I saw that book on the reading list. I didn't want to buy this book used off of Amazon like I usually did with all my school books. I actually wanted my very own, NEW copy. This was a very big deal to me. So, my parents kind of just shut up and let me carry on with my obsession.
I was blown away by the book.
Mind-fucked to the highest degree. This explained EVERYTHING.
My uncle was right. It was an epic adventure.
And now... onto Peter Jackson. LET ME BEGIN BY SAYING: There is no director alive today that would have done a finer job of such an iconic series. People like me will be thrilled forever by his adaptations of it. Visually stunning, funny in all the right places, and that score that is sooo very familiar to me. I have the notes stuck in my head and have been playing it endlessly on repeat for days. And as a sidebar: Cate Blanchette's costume for Galadirel was gorgeous.
I'm in pieces.
My heart nearly exploded when the movie ended as it did. I'm on a cliff-hanger and am determined to re-read The Hobbit until the movies are done. Did you know, they've broken up The Hobbit into three movies? I'm dying inside. How will my heart ever be able to wait so long for this series to finish? Watch me cry in the movie theater when it does. Don't judge me.
Go see The Hobbit.