Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I May Have To Go To The Movies...

With quality films like these coming out:

Now, I am a *HUGE* Tolkien fan. I've read "The Hobbit" and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy at least a dozen times each (if not more). I've seen the first installment in the Hobbit movie trilogy, and have been impressed at how well they've portrayed Tolkien's book. It appears as though the second installment takes us to the Misty Mountain, and I would imagine that the last part will be the death of Smaug, the Battle of the Five Armies, and the voyage home. Can't wait.

This, too, caught my eye, for a completely different reason:

Legos. Batman. Superman. 1980s Space ... guy. How can you possibly go wrong? I might have to see if TheBoy wants to grab his favorite cousin (the 4 year old son of my wife's youngest sister) and hit the theater for this one. Oh, I suppose I might let my MIT-graduate brother-in-law come with, too - I suspect he'd like it as well. Just a hunch, mind you.

Looks like there will be at least one non-sequel movie out this summer!

That is all.


Old NFO said...

I'll see it when it shows on United theaters... :-)

Dave H said...

For Father's Day my daughter gave me a box set of the Ballantyne editions of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Those were the ones I read first. The cover paintings stuck in my memory because they were surreal, but not in a Peter Max sort of way.

Have you read The Silmarillion? It's sort of the Middle Earth Bible. It includes much of the history of Arda and the legends that the people of the Third Age refer back to. It's quite a bit chewier than LotR.