The Hobbit

I’m a LOTR nerd, you all know that (though I do it with CLASS). So of course, The Hobbit has been out for a week now, and already I’ve seen it twice. The first time I saw it in 3D, but the glasses were kind of a pain to wear over my regular glasses, and I had to leave the theatre in the middle to use the bathroom (when I came back from the bathroom, I thought my sunglasses were the 3D glasses and I kept putting them on then cleaning them with my shirt trying to figure out why it was so dark all of a sudden, LOL). With the bathroom thing and the 5 minutes it took me to figure out the glasses, I missed most of the part about Radagast the Brown. Which is why, when I found out my friend Cindy still hadn’t seen The Hobbit, I offered to use my two free movie passes–that I won from knowing Hobbit trivia–to go see it (again) with her. We didn’t see it in 3D this time, and I STILL had to leave to use the bathroom (it’s a 3 hour-long movie, people, c’mon!) but at least it was at a different part. I didn’t miss too much the first time, ‘cuz that Radagast guy is pretty weird, but that hedgehog is SO CUTE!!! JEcI0
But seriously though, the movie was AMAZING! The Hobbit is only one book, and they’ve split it up into three movies– and not short movies, either, I mentioned before the first one was 3 hours long. I know a lot of people were worried the movies would be really bad, but I think they’ve done an incredible job with it (YAY FOR EVERYONE WHO WORKED ON THIS MOVIE I KNOW THERES A LOT OF YOU BUT YOU ALL DESERVE A PAT ON THE BACK MAYBE MORE IDK). If you read the LOTR books, then watch the movies, even if you watch the extended versions you can still see just how much they had to leave out. With The Hobbit, by splitting into 3 long movies they can do it all– and more. In the book, the Necromancer is just someone who Gandalf has to leave the dwarves to take care of for a while. Tolkien never goes into who/what the Necromancer is, how Gandalf defeated it, or who helped him (if anyone). Now they go all out telling what happened there, and the part in Rivendell with the Lady Galandriel and Saruman, too, was just incredible. Seeing him before he was all evil was awesome, though he wasn’t really a good guy in this movie, still kind of a jerk, though of course the line about the mushrooms was so funny. XD
Also, I read in an article that they go into more detail with Bard’s past (Bard is the archer guy who actually kills the dragon). In the book Tolkien just mentions something about his wife and child dying, but Peter Jackson says, “Bard is an interesting character, but [in the book] he’s kind of a random character who comes in… We take more time introducing him. We know from what follows that he was a father, so we [explore] the fact. I don’t think we take liberties, because it’s all there in the storytelling.” I’m pretty excited for that, since before the movie came out I would dream that I got a part in The Hobbit where I was Bard’s little sister and when I got hurt by the dragon and then Legolas came and healed me and all that… but yeah, that never happened, obviously (that would be a DREAM COME TRUE best thing that could ever possibly happen to me) but it still gave me an interest in Bard.
And then, of course, there was Kili. He’s actually a dwarf if you can believe it, though most people think he doesn’t look like one. Because, really, dwarves are just not that sexy.
I was watching one of those video blogs Peter Jackson made showing the filming of the movie (they were amazing, it just makes me wish I were in the movie THAT MUCH MORE) and even the other dwarves agreed that Kili is the sexy dwarf. For a lot of people, Legolas was the reason they enjoyed the Lord of the Rings, and I will freely admit he was a very big reason for me. Legolas isn’t in the first Hobbit movie, and Kili replaced him as the eye candy for the movie, and a lot of girls (like me) are very, very pleased.
The first time I saw it I took in everything as best as I could and just enjoyed the Hobbit-ness of it all, but the second time around I just watched what Kili was doing. Every time he did something badass, I would spazz out, and my friend would smack me. Of course, he’s an archer too, like Legolas, always shooting people and stuff. He’s reckless, too, and so funny. His laugh is incredible, every time another dwarf did something funny he’d crack up and I’d die just watching him.
so yah, Kili’s amazing, and he’s played by the actor Aiden Turner, who also plays Luke in the upcoming City of Bones movie!!! The author, Cassandra Clare, is an even bigger LOTR nerd than I am (at least I think she is…. that’s what I’m led to believe from her blog). She was on set a lot, and I don’t know how she didn’t spazz out every time she talked to him. I mean, the guy has worked with Orlando Bloom, Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, all these amazing people, and the fact that he’s in HER movie working as one of HER characters would kill me if I were her, though the post about Aiden was remarkably calm. I was disappointed. Ah, well.
The second Hobbit movie comes out December 13th, 2013, and, honestly, I just don’t think I can wait that long. In fact, yeah, there’s no way I am waiting that long.
Because I absolutely ADORED the first movie, and the second one is going to be even BETTER. Why, you ask? Because Kili AND Legolas are going to be in it! OMIGOSH SO EXCITING!!! I FLIPPED OUT when I found out he was going to be in it (which was actually in the middle of a grocery store, so ah… yeah…)
so exciting! a lot of people I mention it to say it doesn’t make sense for him to be in it. But seriously, I mean, come on people, pay attention to the facts (or just read the books a lot closer). In the Hobbit book, they just call the elf king of Mirkwood “Elvenking”. In the first LOTR book, it states clearly that Legolas is the son of that king, whose name is revealed to be Thandriul. Yeah, you know that guy on the moose? That one is Legolas’ father. And since Legolas was a little more than 300 when the LOTR books were going on, and the Hobbit happens only about 50 years before that, clearly Legolas was still alive and kicking when the dwarves get to his dad’s court. In the LOTR movies Legolas and Gimli have this bromance going on, and Gimli’s dad, Gloin, actually talks with Legolas a bit in one of the movies. In one part Legolas is looking at Gloin’s locket which has a picture of his wife and son in it. Since his wife is a dwarf she has a beard, and Legolas says, “What ugly creature is this!” and Gloin gets all insulted XP There’s only one picture of him out, and he’s talking to Bard the Bowman. His eyes look so blue, but I think it may just be the angle of the camera.

My room has also been Hobbit-ifyied. I bought myself the calendar, and even though it’s still December 2012, the calendar has been stuck on December 2013, the month with Legolas on it. Coincidence? I think not! Also I got 2 Hobbit posters from my friends (the same one, actually). One is hanging on my wall… at least most of the time, it keeps falling off. Also for Christmas I got a LOTR key chain (I love it, though actually I have yet to put a key on it, I just wear it as sort of a ring), a book about the art design of the Hobbit, and (indirectly) a hobbit T-shirt. OH YES!
So basically, I LOVED the Hobbit so much, and I very well may die before the next movie comes out. I want SO BADLY to see my Legolas, and also I’m really looking forward to the barrel scene, which looks like a lot of fun.
I will leave you with that, hope everyone that saw it loved the movie as much as I did!


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Follow up post to: Pirates
Also, a quick spoiler alert to those who haven’t seen the movie.

I’ve got to admit, I’m having a serious deja vu moment here. About two months ago, both my parents left for some party, leaving my brother and I alone with no one else to hear my screams as we watched a very exiting movie I had been waiting to watch for a long time (the movie was The Return of the King, just so you know, and this post was a result of that night). Now, tonight, the same thing has happened; I have been left alone with an AMAZING movie and, one again, upon finishing it I have raced to my computer to blog about it. But I assure you, the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was nowhere near as emotionally scarring as ROTK was (if it were, this post would consist of almost nothing but capital letters and exclamation points).

Probably the only reason why it wasn’t as traumatizing is because I’ve already seen the end of the third movie. I mentioned this in my post about the first Pirates movie, and now I’ve finally figured out that the movie I saw the end of on TV was in fact the third one. This (meaning the one I am currently BLOGGING about) is the second movie. But seriously, I mean, Jack Sparrow DIES!! And all that stuff with Barbossa coming back in the last 3 SECONDS OF THE MOVIE i mean way to go guys really? just really wow ok ANYWAY Its been kind of a while since I saw the 3rd one, so I don’t remember ALL of it, but Jack Sparrow was definitely there, so I know things get worked out somewhere along there. Also, when I was, like, 10 or something my brother got this Pirates of the Caribbean gift set– no idea who it was from, or what was in it– I just know one of the things was a book (or where there multiple books? I can’t remember…) but either way I remember something about Jack and the Black Pearl in a desert or something and a bunch of sand crabs carrying the ship, then something about the ship going over the edge of the world… I don’t even know anymore. Either way, there would have been a lot more stabbing and screaming (don’t worry, fake knife) if I had thought Jack was dead. Though, like I explained before, Jack isn’t quite hot enough for me to really love him, but he really reminds me a lot of myself (mostly because we both have weird hair no one else would even consider).

Now! Onto the actual second movie, the one I’m supposed to be blogging about! I loved it, just to make things clear. It was pretty amazing, I am just in awe of all the special effects. The makeup on Davy Jones’ crew is simply astounding, especially the barnacles on Bootstrap Bill’s face– the way they actually moved. Just incredible. Also, I noticed Bootstrap Bill is the same actor from Thor and The Avengers! Whoot! Oh, how I love it when my fandoms collide XD But they say Will and Bill Turner look exactly alike, but really they don’t at all. Orlando Bloom and this guy?

Nuh-uh just no not seeing it. Not to offend or anything, nothings wrong with Steven, he’s been in a lot of movies I like, just no, he’s not really hot at all.

Orlando Bloom was back in the movie, of course, he’s the best part of the whole thing 😀
Will Turner HOT
I died XP He’s just so hot!! That’s way I don’t really like Twilight. Cuz a movie just isn’t good unless there is at least ONE hot person in it, and like Jack was saying with Will’s soul being worth 4, I think his sexiness is the equivalent of having 4 sexy men in one movie. CUZ THATS JUST HOW FANGIRL LOGIC WORKS OKAY. Yay! There was a lot of Will/Elizabeth love in the movie– really, that’s what the whole thing is based on. Their wedding is ruined, they’re both arrested, and Will agrees to go all the way around the world to find a man he has no idea where he is just to free Elizabeth. Adorable! And then, of course, she goes after him, too. But in the big fight scenes, he wasn’t really freaked out or worried for her safety as much as I thought he should be– considering most of the time she was in more danger than he was. This is a sign that he doesn’t really love her, and I say good riddance, because that means more for me. Ahem. Anyway, he makes up for that later with the LOOK on his FACE when he catches Jack and Elizabeth kissing!!! Eeeek, it was the sweetest thing ever!!! And then later when she got into the boat, he said, “Where’s Jack?” and the jealously was SO CLEAR in his voice oh it was incredible 😀
And LOOK he has a puppy!! (or dog FINE whatever i like calling all dogs puppy because I LOVE DOGS) Honestly, one of my favorite parts of the movie was watching the bloopers at the end. Its so amazing when you get to see actors actually ACTING like themselves, seeing them in a role is one thing, but seeing him mess around and really laugh on set was so great. Because Will doesn’t actually get to laugh that much at all in the movies now that I think about it, so this was really great.

I think my favorite part from the actual MOVIE (not the bloopers) was the part when Will, Jack, and Norrington had been in that spinning wheel for so long that when they finally got out they kept falling over cuz they were so off-balance. Will fell on his face (in the water) twice and it was so funny and adorable, I died laughing right there!! DMCcaps673
(i feel like I’ve been dieing a lot lately… now there’s something you don’t hear every day ;D)

Also, when I was randomly surfing the web, I came across this song, and its so funny, I love it XD

After watching this, I decided that there must be something about Orlando Bloom’s voice that makes people want to make absurd remixes about. I mean, first They’re Taking The Hobbits To Isengard, and now this? I told you before, I just love his voice, no idea why, but still… there’s something undeniably fabulous about it. I just LOVED how they kept referencing this in the second movie. Like in the beginning when Jack is drinking in the cabin and he runs out, the first thing he says is: “Why is the rum always gone?” And then when he saw Elizabeth later, he mutters to his first mate, “Hide the rum.” Both times I died laughing, and my brother thought he was missing something and he kept yelling “WHAT?! What just happened?” but I never told him 😀

And of course, Jack Sparrow had all the best lines!
Gibbs: So, we’re setting out to find whatever this key unlocks?
Jack Sparrow: No. If we don’t have the key, we can’t open whatever we don’t have that it unlocks. So what purpose would be served in finding whatever need be unlocked, which we don’t have, without first having found the key what unlocks it?
Gibbs: So, we’re setting out to find this key?
Jack Sparrow: Now you’re not making any sense at all.

Elizabeth Swann: There will come a time when you have a chance to do the right thing.
Jack Sparrow: I love those moments. I like to wave at them as they pass by.
^^^ sounds like something I would say XD

All in all, though, I really do think I liked the first movie better. The love story was better because neither Will nor Elizabeth knew that they liked each other, so things are almost… I don’t know, awkward now that they’re really together. This one was also a lot more complicated. The first one wasn’t so simple that it was boring, but it was simple enough that the ending was really great and they didn’t have to make a sequel if they didn’t want to. In this one, there were about four problems going on at once (Jack and his deal with Davy Jones, Will and Elizabeth going free, the East India trading company wanting power, etc) and then as the movie went on even more problems came up (escaping the cannibals, getting Will off that ship, Will saving his father, Norrington regaining his honor, Elizabeth finding Will…). Finally there are so many problems that you can’t help but think that there’s just no way they could possibly solve everything by the end of the movie– and sure enough, almost nothing is solved in the end, and a lot of new problems are created in the last 5 minutes of the film (seriously, though, Barbossa shows up at literally the last 3 seconds of the movie. the movie ENDS with HIS LINE)

Still I really did love the movie a lot (I had to return it to the library the day after I watched it– god dammit, why can’t I ever keep a POTC movie long enough to watch it twice??!). Jack and Will were amazing as ever, and I loved Norrington’s surprise return, that was pretty awesome 😀 The whole movie was a success, I can’t believe it took me this long to see it– if you’re even sadder than I am and you haven’t seen it yet, you should. Definitely. Without a doubt 😀


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The Mummy

Once, at a hotel, I saw the last half of The Mummy 2, and I love the main actor, Brendan Fraser. Also, at Universal Studios, I loved the Revenge of the Mummy ride, so I have always wanted to see the first mummy movie. I did this weekend with my BFF Serenity, and it was so good!!!! When I saw the second one, I kinda thought the mummy was hot (you know, in a bald, 3,000-year-old corpse kinda way) and I feel so bad for him. He tries to bring back his dead girlfriend three different times– the first two times he is interrupted, and the third time he succeeds and then she leaves him to die. I was so mad at her for that. All those flesh-eating bugs are pretty creepy, too, and I think the love between Rick O’Connell and Evy is so cute!! He’s just so tough-guy, and she’s like a total nerd, but he’s got it so bad for her… And the look on his face when he walked in on the mummy kissing her!! Loved it. So anyway, as I was watching, I couldn’t help but notice the resemblance between the mummy and my uncle, Sean, who is less hot, but they are still so alike it astounds me. At first I just thought so because they are both bald, but then I made this picture, and I was like: WHOA THEY REALLY ARE ALIKE!!!! Maybe they’re related or something– that would be so cool! Check out the picture– and please tell me you see the resemblance. It’s impossible to miss.

ah… so fun. anyways, I definately give this movie four and a half stars (out of five) so if you haven’t seen it, you should!!! Here are some pictures from my favorite scenes:

this is that scene i loved with the kissing ;D

.. and this part was just so adorable near the end…

… and when they finally kissed, at the very end of the movie, I was all like: ITS ABOUT TIME!!!! XD