For Christmas my brother got three theater tickets for my dad and I joined them to see:
The story shortly is of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who gets visited by an old family friend Gandalf the Grey who invites him onto a journey to recover the lost mountain and treasures of a dwarf tribe.
The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, mostly because I have never read the books and this kind of story isn't exactly for me. I do enjoy fantasy more than reality, don't get me wrong, but I always preferred supernaturals to wizards, just to give you an example. Either way, indisputably the movies were a great achievement, both in book adaptations and cinematic history. And when watching, I too am taken by the story of course and I am indeed curious to see what is going to happen with the main characters and how this war will end.
Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the dragon... it will be a Sherlock&Watson reunion! :D
It is also important to know, that I do not like Gollum. And, although this implicates my brother too, I am not afraid to say that if you do like him, you have issues. Serious f*cked up issues! You should see a doctor. Like right now!
I bow in front of the dwarfs, as they had me with them from beginning till end. The actor who had the privilege of playing Thorin, Richard Armitage, underneath all that beard still made you want to fight with him till death just with just one look. I'm not entirely sure how both Ian McKellen and Christopher Lee managed to stay the same way as they did 13 years ago, but hats off to them! (Perhaps they do have a time machine, as Nostalgia Chick said in her LOTR reviews... hmm...)
My only complaint would be that in this movie I could really pick out the fake hobbit feet that Bilbo was wearing, This has never caused a problem before, but here I just couldn't take my eyes off of it! Do better next time movie!
Watch it? Definitely. I watched the three LOTR movies together, after they came out. I can advise you to do the same with these, as you are not missing out on anything yet, but you should see it nonetheless. It is enjoyable in the theater, but it is just as fun as a rental. And if you too are disgusted by Gollum, do NOT watch it in the dark!
Coming up, a list of my favorite actors! :)