When I went to watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom this past weekend one of the trailers that struck me before the film came on was this movie called Mortal Engines. As the trailer played I knew there was something awfully familiar about the cinematography and the overall fantasy vibe of the film. And then midway through the trailer it said that Peter Jackson was making this movie and I was like, “Whoa.” I haven’t heard anything about Peter Jackson since the end of The Hobbit trilogy and so to see this new film coming out this December with the legendary director at the helm is kind of amazing. Here’s the trailer.
This literally looks like The Hobbit except there’s a female lead, guns, and explosions. I’m pretty sure Mortal Engines was a novel before it was brought to the big screen because this looks just like a fantastic fantasy novel that I would want to read.
I’m a huge Peter Jackson fan (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy are some of the best movies ever made) and so I’m totally down for another film of his, especially one that looks this cool.
Wow, maybe there will be a very cool movie coming out this December after all. 🙂
I thank you for reading and I hope this excited you as much as it excited me. Have a wonderful day.
Before I even knew I was watching it I was watching The Lord of the Rings as a toddler. When I was finally old enough to really appreciate the epic fantasy film I’ve absolutely loved The Lord of the Rings trilogy ever since. Peter Jackson is one of the greatest directors of all time because of his stunning job with those three films. And the casting was ultimately brilliant, Elijah Wood didn’t just play as Frodo, he became Frodo. Ian McKellen as the wise Gandalf, Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, I mean I could go on and on about how great The Lord of the Rings is on all of its different levels but this post isn’t about that. It is instead about the wondrous discovery I found out just a few days ago.
Last week I was watching the extended version of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which I enjoyed thoroughly by the way, and I found out that there were extended versions of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Now, I enjoyed The Hobbit Trilogy, especially the second one, but I LOVE The Lord of the Rings. I mean, I know every single movie by heart, that’s how much I love these movies. So when I found out that there were extended versions of these films it was like discovering the Holy Grail.
The Fellowship of the Ring is my favorite installment in the trilogy because it’s so marvelously enjoyable. And it has the most emotional significance due to Gandalf’s “death”, Boromir’s death, and the fragmenting of the Fellowship by the end of the movie. It’s simply a great film, but it is 2 hours and 58 minutes long. It’s a very long movie. The extended version, however, is literally 3 hours and 48 minutes long. Can you believe that? It’s nearly an hour longer! That is unbelievable and exciting and so I had to watch it. I’m glad to say it was just as great as I hoped it would be.
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