Monday, March 5, 2012

Mainstream Monday: The Hobbit

“You’ll have a tale or two to tell when you get back”
“Can you promise that I will come back?”
“No, and if you do, you will not be the same”

Happy Mainstream Monday all!  I, like many of you I presume, was a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.  I remember staying up all night watching all three of them in a role when I was in middle school; something that I’ll need to do again soon because this December The Hobbit by JRR Tolken is hitting theaters just in time for the holidays.  Today, I’m going to tell you some things you need to know about what is bound to be a box office hit.
For starters, from what I can tell from the internet it’s going to be in two parts, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, which is set to come out in December 2013 although that will probably change.
We will also be seeing some familiar faces from the Lord of the Rings.  Elijah Wood, who played Frodo, will make an appearance although this time, its not his story.  Ian McKellen will be taking his position as Gandalf again.  He was also in the first three Xmen movies.  NO HE IS NOT DUMBLEDORE!  Although, yes, they do look a lot alike with the beard and robes.  Orlando Bloom will be returning as Legolas.  Andy Serkis will be back as the creepy little Gollum (ugh hate that thing).  Ian Holm will be resuming his spot as the Old Bilbo Baggins.  Cate Blanchlett will be returning as Galadriel.  Some other big names that will be in this movie are Evangline Lilly from Lost and Luke Evans from Clash of the Titians, Immortals, and Robbin Hood.
The Hobbit is the story of Bilbo Baggin’s journey to Lonely Mountain accompanied by dwarfs to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the dragon Smaug.  Along the way they have the adventure of a life time.  
The Hobbit began filming the New Zealand, where the three Lord of the Rings movies were filmed, in October 2010 and has moved between there and England.  While it says that both films are in production on IMDB, they will both be wrapping up sometime within the month of March.

Are you guys pumped to see this movie or what!!!???  I know I am.  I will definitely have to read all of the books this summer to get prepared.  I’m think Lord of the Rings movie marathon party to celebrate, what do you guys think?  Let us know how you feel about this movie, I’d love to chat about it with you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cant wait! This blog just got me super pumped!!!!!!!!