So, my Birthday was on Monday and it was quite the delight. It went well, I felt so loved, it was really wonderful. Because I had such a spectacular Birthday, I felt a bit gloomy the day after. It was the post Birthday blues. I just felt like doing nothing but lounge about. Now I am feeling quite a bit better!
On Saturday, we got to see The Hobbit. I have been dying to see this movie since I heard it was being made. Chad and I are particular fans of The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings series. In fact, we have 4 copies of The Hobbit. I had a copy when we got married and Chad had 2 (one of which is a story book for kids, which Chad read to his little Brother when they were young. Cute, right?). Then, while we were expecting Geddy, one of our best friends got us the nice hard cover of the book which we ADORE. Perfect baby shower gift, in my opinion :)
I was sad to hear that the critics weren't thrilled with the movie. There were quite a few negative reviews, comments that this movie didn't stand up to the LOTR movies. But, the majority of me didn't care. I knew I was likely to love it regardless of the critiques.
And so it was true. I loved every moment of this movie. Chad and I were like little kids, watching the movie with a silly grin on our face the entire time. After the movie, I leaned over to Chad and said "I don't know what it is about that movie but it makes me feel weirdly proud".
I felt like the actors did an incredible job. The dwarves were charming and boisterous while Bilbo was hesitant but brave. Martin Freeman did a bang up job as Bilbo. He was so likable and you wanted him to succeed. And the guy who played Thorin was also great! Kind of a jerk but from what I remember from the book, that was kind of fitting.Oh and Gollum! There was the amazing scene where Bilbo and Gollum exchange riddles, it was fantastic.
I really loved that the movie gave a little bit of history through out. You learn a little bit more about previous wars and the different races. It was just great. It may have not been perfect but it was still so satisfying. I read the book a long time ago so i don't recall exactly how closely the movie followed the story but I liked it. If you enjoyed the other movies, you will enjoy this one.
The movie, like the book, is definitely more lighthearted than the Lord of the Rings series. It still had its serious moments and intensity but it was more about the adventure. Go out, get your nerd on, it will be satisfying.
P.S. This movie will give you an aggressive urge to play DND. Just a warning.