Lotr meme: eight quotes [2/8]
↳ ‘Strange powers have our enemies, and strange weaknesses!’ said Théoden. ‘But it has long been said: oft evil will, shall evil mar.’
They have taken the bridge and the second hall. We have barred the gates but cannot hold them for long. The ground shakes, drums… drums in the deep. We cannot get out. A shadow lurks in the dark. We can not get out… they are coming.
I saw The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey today with my mom, on JRR Tolkien’s birthday, and I really have no major disputes with the film. There were a few little things changed, but overall, I heartily approve of the film (I knew I would - Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Fran Walsh, and Andy Serkis can do no wrong in my book)!
Favorite part in the book: the troll chapter
Favorite part in the movie: Radagast the Brown
Favorite dwarfs in the book: Fili and Kili
Favorite dwarf in the movie: Bofur (unexpected, but I think James Nesbitt created the perfect personality for a character largely overlooked in the books)
Favorite character overall: It’s still Gandalf. Always Gandalf.
Overall, I loved how the first film set up and showed the depth of the story, and the history of this story, something that is largely not seen in just reading the book, but is much more evident in all the books set in Middle Earth.
The middle schooler part of me is immensely satisfied. It’s been far too long since I’ve seen a new Tolkien movie (and I saw it in a theater, something I haven’t done in YEARS).
When the seas and mountains fall
And we come, to end of days
In the dark, I hear a call
Calling me there
I will go there
And back again
Goosebumps. Every single time.
I used to listen to this soundtrack every day of my freshman year in high school on the early morning bus route. Seeing the sun come up while listening to this is just breath-taking. And while there are no words until the very end of the piece, I know it like the back of my hand. Each section is so intimately familiar to me, but then I was a Lord of the Rings nerd and this music was the icing on the cake for me. Bravo, Howard Shore.
“He knows about them, doesn’t he?”
It’s official. I am a hobbit, in all matters of food.
J.R.R. Tolkien reads “Riddles in the Dark” from The Hobbit