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The Extended Editions of ‘The Hobbit’ Movies Are Actually Really Good

I miss The Hobbit so I thought I’d reshare this post. Enjoy!

If you’ve followed my blog for a while then you know that I’ve talked quite a bit of smack about The Hobbit movies but to be honest, I really enjoy these films. I’m a bit ashamed to admit I know the first two films by heart and that I cry at the end of the third one…every time. But there was a spell where I stopped watching The Hobbit films because I got bored.

Then recently my sister and I purchased the extended editions of the 1st and 3rd one Hobbit movie (we already had the 2nd one) and our obsession over these movies was reignited. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey doesn’t have a bucket load of new content but what it does have is fun to watch. There’s more scenes from the Rivendell sequence, including a rather fascinating moment between Bilbo and Elrond. And there’s even an extra song from the Goblin King which is a bit cringe-worthy but it is kind of catchy…

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug however has the most new content with a bunch of really fun sequences. I especially loved the scenes that were based on scenes from the book that were cut out of the theatrical version, like the one when the dwarves and Bilbo are in Mirkwood and they have to cross the magical river. That was always one of my favorite parts in the book so to see it cut out was unfortunate.

Unfortunately, there are no extended scenes with the elves in Mirkwood which would be really cool but alas, it’s still a blast to watch.

And The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has some really nice (and viciously gory) content. There’s a bit of glorious content added to the best sequence in the film when Galadriel has to rescue Gandalf from Sauron with the help of Saruman and Elrond. But primarily, the extended content is displayed in the actually battle which gives some nice moments for all of the dwarves, moments that were unfortunately taken out of the final product; including a riveting chase scene with trolls, wargs, and lots of arrows.

And to make the emotional tidbits just that much more painful, there’s an extra scene featuring Thorin Oakenshield, Fili and Kili getting a bit of a funeral sequence that makes me weep my eyes out.

All in all, I may talk cold smack about these movies in comparison to The Lord of the Rings films but personally, I actually really have a lot of fun watching them and the extended editions are really fun indeed.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

The Extended Editions of ‘The Hobbit’ Movies Are Actually Really Good

If you’ve followed my blog for a while then you know that I’ve talked quite a bit of smack about The Hobbit movies but to be honest, I really enjoy these films. I’m a bit ashamed to admit I know the first two films by heart and that I cry at the end of the third one…every time. But there was a spell where I stopped watching The Hobbit films because I got bored.

Then recently my sister and I purchased the extended editions of the 1st and 3rd one Hobbit movie (we already had the 2nd one) and our obsession over these movies was reignited. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey doesn’t have a bucket load of new content but what it does have is fun to watch. There’s more scenes from the Rivendell sequence, including a rather fascinating moment between Bilbo and Elrond. And there’s even an extra song from the Goblin King which is a bit cringe-worthy but it is kind of catchy…

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug however has the most new content with a bunch of really fun sequences. I especially loved the scenes that were based on scenes from the book that were cut out of the theatrical version, like the one when the dwarves and Bilbo are in Mirkwood and they have to cross the magical river. That was always one of my favorite parts in the book so to see it cut out was unfortunate.

Unfortunately, there are no extended scenes with the elves in Mirkwood which would be really cool but alas, it’s still a blast to watch.

And The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has some really nice (and viciously gory) content. There’s a bit of glorious content added to the best sequence in the film when Galadriel has to rescue Gandalf from Sauron with the help of Saruman and Elrond. But primarily, the extended content is displayed in the actually battle which gives some nice moments for all of the dwarves, moments that were unfortunately taken out of the final product; including a riveting chase scene with trolls, wargs, and lots of arrows.

And to make the emotional tidbits just that much more painful, there’s an extra scene featuring Thorin Oakenshield, Fili and Kili getting a bit of a funeral sequence that makes me weep my eyes out.

All in all, I may talk cold smack about these movies in comparison to The Lord of the Rings films but personally, I actually really have a lot of fun watching them and the extended editions are really fun indeed.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

‘The Lord of the Rings’ Is the Best Movie Ever Made!

It’s official. After watching The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring last night in IMAX there is no longer any doubt. This movie is the best ever made and nothing comes close.

I’ve seen incredible movies like Interstellar, Inception, Gladiator, Avengers: Infinity War, and so many more, but there’s nothing, I mean absolutely nothing as incredible as the trilogy that shaped my childhood and is still wowing me to this day.

I don’t know how Peter Jackson managed to take a book as fantastically epic and magical as The Lord of the Rings and adapted it into three films that are beyond the word exceptional. Every detail in these movies are considered, from the clothes to the script to the world that surrounds this adventure and the characters that encompass it. Watching The Fellowship of the Ring yesterday in IMAX was one of the greatest things I have ever been lucky enough to experience.

I’ve watched these movies over and over again and yet they still never seem to get old and this film in IMAX was like a completely different movie.

Now, in terms of the 4K, I didn’t really see that much of a difference. The color saturation was a bit altered and the intense blue of Frodo’s eyes was like, “Whoa!” but besides that, there wasn’t that much of a world-changing difference. But the sound! Oh my lord of the rings, the sound was insane!!!!

I knew I was in for a treat as soon as the opening sequence with Sauron played out. The noise, the sheer epicness of that battle, Sauron’s defeat, it was just jaw-dropping.

If I was to tell you every single section of this movie that blew my mind in detail I a would be writing the largest post I’ve ever written but I’ll leave it at this. It was an experience I will never forget and yeah, my family and I are determined to see the next two movies because it was that fantastic!

Honestly, if there is ever a movie better than The Lord of the Rings it’s going to have to be truly astounding in every sense of the word.

Okay, I’m rambling. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.

Can We Get ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Back in Theaters Please?

How are the movie theaters striving to stay open during COVID? They’re playing old classics that are driving people to the theaters and that’s an exciting thought. Last week I saw The Empire Strikes Back for the first time in theaters and it was an experience I’ll never forget. Yeah, I’ve seen the movie literally a hundred (or more) times but it was a whole other beast on the big screen with the explosions and engines of the ships rumbling around me.

Since that day, I’ve been super excited to see more of my favorite films in my local theater and one such film that I really want to see on the big screen for the first time is The Return of the King.

I was five when it was theaters in 2003 and, well, suffice it to say I wasn’t old enough to go see it. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t watched it plenty of times at home imagining what it was like to see The Ride of the Rohirrim scene on the big screen.

With The Lord of the Rings Trilogy now being released on a 4k format it’s only a matter of time before these films are re-released in theaters during an anniversary or something like that and when that happens, if that happens, I’ll be a happy lady.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Revisiting ‘The Adventures of Tintin’

As a young teenager I remember watching The Adventures of Tintin every once in a while. At the time, I wasn’t a fan but my younger sister LOVED this story, mainly because of the staggeringly-beautiful animation that grips you with its unceasing perfection.

Recently, my sister and I began to reminisce about the animated film that Hollywood moguls Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson created and we decided to revisit the movie that, unfortunately, wouldn’t even be nominated for Best Animated Film in 2012.

The Adventures of Tintin feels like Steven Spielberg threw up all over it…in a good way. Every element feels like the best elements of his Indiana Jones movies as he tells a grand adventure featuring likable characters in the lead hero, Tintin (Jamie Bell), co-star Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis), and Tintin’s super-cute dog, Snowy. Plus, the film’s villain, Sakharine (Daniel Craig), is undoubtedly one of the coolest villains I have ever seen. You almost want to root for the guy he’s so cool.

No, this isn’t the greatest animated movie I’ve ever seen but next to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse it undoubtedly has the best animation I’ve seen. Continue reading Revisiting ‘The Adventures of Tintin’

My Ranking of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy

It’s #HobbitDay so I figured I might as well look back at one of the greatest, if not the greatest, trilogies of all time. Enjoy!

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the greatest cinematic feats of all time and easily one of my favorite franchises. I’ve watched The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers at the least a combined total of 200 times throughout my years growing up and even now, after nearly two decades since the first one came out in 2001, it’s still just as magical and epic as it has always been.

Peter Jackson really achieved what seemed impossible by creating these films and I can only commend him for the absolutely incredible job he did bringing this epic story once told by J.R.R Tolkien to life. The question is, in which fashion do I rank the films in this trilogy? Is the Oscar-winning The Return of the King the installment that excites me the most or is say, The Fellowship of the Ring, the movie that transports me to Middle-Earth and makes me so happy? That is what I’m excited to share with you in this post and I hope you enjoy. 🙂

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