Yesterday saw the release of the final movie in the Hobbit trilogy. Crowds gathered to watch the spectacle and I went along because :
– The dragon Smaug left us all hanging in the last movie ( If you don’t remember, he was just about to set fire to a town made entirely of wood and then THE END ).
– Impressive battle formations
– The elves are attractive
And since I have obviously started to watch these movies for all the wrong reasons, I’m glad they’re finally over.
On the plus side, it sets the scene very well for sitting down to watch your first Lord of the Rings movie with a nice bowl of popcorn; Bilbo Baggins returns to his home in the Shire and starts writing his book. As he finishes he gets a visit from Gandalf, and the rest is history.
Fans of the books and movies will know the Silmarillion is now rumoured to be adapted to the big screen, with some saying it will be a 72-film extravaganza beginning in 2016 and ending in 2160. Yes , you will actually die before seeing the last of all this.
Enjoy your weekend folks 🙂