Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Lord of the Rings: A Beginner's Perspective

Because Jane the Virgin is skipping a week, I finally get the chance to talk about something I've kept hidden for a very long time. Before a week ago, I'd never seen The Lord of the Rings.
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Before the cries of blasphemy and outrage begin, I must explain. My family never grew up with it, and the only time I'd ever come to close to watching it was on a road trip where the air conditioning was broken and so we had to keep the windows down. I could barely hear a thing, and the entire movie went right over my head. I'd have to have been oblivious to the world around to not know at least some things about the books/movies, but no...I'd never technically seen it. One of my friends, upon discovering this travesty, took it upon himself to introduce me to the apparent glory by showing me The Fellowship of the Ring. Here are my thoughts:

There Are A Lot of Names
It's AraGORNnot Aragogg or AragonAragorn. I get Saruman and Sauron mixed up. And I still don't know this guy's name.
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But, despite this, all of these creative names show massive world building on the author's and filmmaker's part. Except for Mt. Doom. You live in a place with creatures that have names like M├╗makil, and you give the biggest baddest evilest place on Middle Earth a name like Mt. Doom?
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Everything is Pippin's Fault
The entire second half of the first movie all could have been avoided if it weren't for flipping Pippin and his flipping tossing metal armor down a mine. It creates the chain of events that leads to Gandalf's death.
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So, screw you, Pippin.
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Gandalf is Basically Goblet of Fire Dumbledore
Speaking of Gandalf, he is legitimately Dumbledore but yelling and fighting 80% more of the time. So basically, Goblet of Fiyah Dumbledore.
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See the similarity?

It's Awesome
Though I may tease, I love high fantasy, and trust me, I've felt like a traitor for not having seen or read The Lord of the Rings. But now that I have, there's no going back. The music, the magic, the feeling of epicness while watching it? It's unique, it's cinematic, it's beautiful. And guess who's watching The Two Towers next week?
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1 comment:

  1. *sniffles* BUT PIPPIN? D: PIPPIN IS OUR BABY THOUGH. Also, I love Gimli... He is so funny. And I like him with Legolas and their friendship. Aaaaand yeah. Gandalf is okay.

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