*TOAM : Thoughts on a Movie
I think a lot of you know how much I loved Lord of the Rings (lets see how many of you remember that huge Lord of the Rings poster I had in the background of my old videos). I think for a lot of people Disney films represented their childhood, for me films like Star Wars (the original trilogy) and books like the Hobbit represent my childhood so you can imagine how excited I was to see this.
Man it did not dissapoint! I think if they’d had a camera watching my face the whole time I’d have just looked like a little kid with their mouth hanging open staring at the screen.
I think some aspects of the film will annoy people because they did include some characters such as Radagast the brown(and create some) which were not in the book at all, but to be honest I didn’t mind that. Given that I’ve read and re-read that book since I was little it would have gotten a bit borring if they’d stuck to the exact storyline , also I didn’t feel that they made outrageous changes and really did try and keep to the spirit of the book.
Overall (not that I ever doubted that he would do anything short of an amazing job) but well done Peter Jackson! I’m really hoping that after The Hobbit Peter Jackson seriously considers make a film (or several) of The Silmarillion, or to be more precise cover the story of Beren and Luthien.
Oh and while we’re on the subject of Peter Jackson check out these awesome vlogs videos he did for The Hobbit.