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The Unfortunate Legacy of Boromir

Just the other day a stunning realization hit me that I had never really thought about before. Boromir is the only member of the Fellowship who died. Gandalf “died” but was resurrected in The Two Towers so he didn’t officially perish. Every hobbit survived. Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas didn’t come to a gruesome demise. And that leads me back to the basis of this post. Boromir is the only major character (besides King Theodin and Gollum…and Sauron, but they weren’t original members of the Fellowship) who died in The Lord of the Rings. I mean, even ancient Bilbo Baggins and dying Arwen didn’t die.

That’s pretty unfortunate. And it’s also a shame because I, personally, liked Boromir. Yeah, he was a nuisance as soon as he appeared in The Fellowship of the Ring but he realized his mistakes by the end of his journey and was determined to prove himself as a trustworthy ally of his Fellowship members.

I’ve shed tears many times when he speaks his final words to Aragorn. 1: Because it’s sad. And 2: Because it seems unfair that he was killed off so soon. But…that is the way of things and while he may be the only member of the Fellowship who found a terrible end he will always be one of the most memorable characters in the trilogy.

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Peter Jackson Has Got A New Fantasy Film Coming Out This December

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.

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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.

My Ranking of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy

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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‘The Return of the King’: The Extended Edition

Late last year I wrote a post about the Extended Editions for The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers and now I’ve recently come into possession of the Extended Edition for Oscar-winning The Return of the King and I’m here to talk about how incredible of an experience it was to watch. Enjoy!

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I watch The Lord of the Rings all of the time but I haven’t seen The Return of the King for a couple of years or so and that helped make this such a fun experience to watch the Extended Edition. One of the reasons why The Lord of the Rings is one of the greatest trilogies of all time is because every single film is 100% superb and the third and final installment is no exception. Peter Jackson took a story and brought to an epic, climactic finale with this film that’ll make you cheer and cry, laugh and stare at the screen in slack-jawed awe, and get so many chills sometimes it’ll bring a tear to the eye.

And the Extended Edition is AMAZING! The Return of the King is already a whopping 3 hours and 21 minutes but with the extension it becomes a stunning 4 hours and 23 minutes of Lord of the Rings brilliance. That’s over an hour of extra footage! And it’s very apparent as the film is filled to the brim with new, exciting footage that actually manages to enhance the movie. In fact, I don’t think I’ll be able to watch the original version anymore because the extended version helped make the movie so much better.

My Conclusion of the Film

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All in all, if you are a fan of The Lord of the Rings you should definitely check the extended edition of The Return of the King out because it is totally worth it. It’s undoubtedly 5 out of 5 stars and 100 out of a 100 (yeah, it’s that good.)

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My Opinion of ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy

I remember when it was announced that Peter Jackson was going to make a trilogy for The Hobbit, I was ecstatic. The Lord of the Rings franchise used to be my second favorite franchise, after Star Wars of course (its now third behind Marvel and Star Wars) and the thought of another trilogy to the Middle-Earth story was a dream come true. And it was going to be about Bilbo’s story in his early days. AWESOME!

Unfortunately the trilogy ended up becoming the Star Wars prequels of The Lord of the Rings franchise as it failed to generate the same buzz and excitement its predecessors had in the early 2000’s. The story wasn’t nearly as incredible, the CGI, at times, was horrendous, and it overall simply wasn’t as enjoyable as The Lord of the Rings films.

After recently watching The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug after not having seen it for quite some time I decided I wanted to share with you my opinion on the trilogy’s shortcomings, it’s triumphs, and my overall experience with The Hobbit films. Enjoy!

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