” If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
What a lovely feeling it is, to have a book or film transport you some place magical, that you fall in love with. It’s one of my favorite feelings, which I’m quite sure is shared throughout most of the human race. There are very mixed reviews among fans about Peter Jackson’s adaptations of The Hobbit, but all I will say is that I like them. That is not to say that I don’t have a few opinions on this or that, but I stand by them and by Peter Jackson’s vision of them. And how grateful I am and glad that they were even made at all, as during many points since The Lord of the Rings and now, the odds were not in their favor.
Let me tell you something about myself that you may not know, Joe Rogan (love whoever gets that reference); I LOVE The Lord of the Rings. I love The Hobbit. I love Tolkien. I love the books, films and most everything having to do with them. For some people, it’s Star Wars and for others it’s Doctor Who, but when it comes to my nerd side, it’s all about Middle Earth for me.
I first fell in love with LOTR when I was 12 or 13 (can’t remember). My cousins had given one big copy of all of the books to my brother as a gift. I just remember sneaking it into my room and diving in. It wasn’t until I was about 17 that I read its prequel, The Hobbit, and subsequently loved it….although I did grow up watching that cheesy cartoon version of it.