As I mentioned a bit earlier, one of my goals for this winter break includes watching The Lord of the Rings, the extended edition, in its entirety. Today, I watched the first of the trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring.
Unfortunately, due to some cancelled plans, I was only able to watch the theatrical rather than the extended version, but I’ll watch the extended version soon regardless.
Anyway, I have to say that I will most likely become/am becoming a hardcore LOTR fan. This movie was fantasy-lover gold. It was spectacular. The score was unbelievable, the cinematography was quite excellent – so much so that I’m sad I merely watched it on my 13″ laptop screen, I’m certain some of the elements were missing – the acting was good, and overall the movie is making me all giddy and happy and now I just want to watch all of them right this very second. I plan, one day, possibly someday soon, to actually write an in-depth review on the series, but I feel that in order to do so I must watch all of them, the theatrical versions, the extended versions, and more than once. Eep!
I can’t believe I’ve never seen these films before. I never got into video games, so I was never exposed to things like World of Warcraft (probably for the better, I would have had zero friends, no social life, and been too nerdy for my own good), but I’ve always been such a closet-fantasy nerd. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini? That was my stuff. The Wheel of Time series? Also my stuff. Nobody ever knew, but magic, fictional creatures, and epic adventures in majestic lands were always a favorite of mine. When I was younger, I used to write miniature novels about elves. In middle school that was my biggest dream — either to be magical or to be an elf, or both. I love elves. So much. I still want to be an elf. I am an elf! Just kidding. I wish I wasn’t. Anyway, I’m stoked about continuing this series and I’m definitely reading the books over this break as well. Add that to my goal list. If I get all of these things accomplished, I’m going to feel like such a champion.
Lord of the Rings is going to become my new Harry Potter. All of the sadness I lost with the conclusion of Harry will be replaced by watching the LOTR movies, reading all of the books, and eagerly anticipating the next two Hobbit films. I can hardly contain my excitement! My life will once again be ruled by the fantasy of non-existant lands and creatures that don’t exist! GOOD GOSH I’M SO EXCITED.