It's strange, when I saw the opening title sequence, I got so happy, almost giddy, to be watching these movies.
Let's start out with the basics. The first thing that always pops out to me from the LOTR trilogy is the world-building. I know everyone says this, but I have recently been really realizing how important it is.
Oh my gosh!!!! I have been obsessing over the soundtrack. The beauty that is this soundtrack is unbelievable. I seriously got the hugest grin on my face when the soundtrack started playing.
If it were possible to marry a soundtrack, this is the one I would marry.
Out of all the fictional worlds that I would want to live in, Middle-Earth is right alongside Narnia and Neverland.
The fandom was seriously so lucky when these movies were made. They are so gorgeous. The lighting and locations are to die for.
I am seriously in love with these movies. Can I marry them???? The Shire is my ultimate paradise, and I can't help but get a little rush of joy whenever I see it. I have had a life-long dream to be a Hobbit. I can eat whenever I want, I get to live in this peaceful little paradise, I would fit right in because of my height, and I would get adorable curly hair. Their houses and Hobbit holes look like the perfect little writer's getaway. I want a Hobbit hole, please?
|I need this.|
That is my perfect idea of a paradise.
Moving on to the names. All the names are so cool. They're so fantasy-esque, and they're so majestic. I wish that I could have the genius of J.R.R. Tolkien. The names alone should give this man a knighthood and 15 million awards. The names of the places, the names of the people, and the names of the creatures are so carefully crafted to match the nature of the people/things.
I'm going to talk about Boromir for a mo.
I love characters that are such...humans. I love the characters that you think are kind of despicable, weak, and selfish, but then they show you something so completely different. They're the best characters in my opinion. The characters that are always perfect, epic, glistening unicorns tire me greatly. I love real characters with real flaws and real traits. And the ones that find their heroism right before their end... It's so beautifully tragic. He died a hero, he died saving and protecting the others, and he died a galient death.
I think it's difficult to find a balance between the glistening unicorn and the weak and selfish character, but J.R.R. Tolkien did this so wonderfully with Aragorn. I cannot get over how epic and larger than life he is, while maintaining a humble, down to earth aspect that makes him relatable. When he was speaking with Frodo about Frodo leaving, I knew he wasn't going to take the ring. No matter how tempted he was, Aragorn was so much better than that. Not to mention he's an epic fighter. Can I fight as well as he can? Please? No? Okay.
I'm also going to address my two favorite troublemakers. Merry and Pippin.
My mum doesn't like them, which I think is a crime. They're the funny, comic relief, but they are so loyal and fiercely brave.
|Preach it Pippin.|
I think it's odd how the Ring is so alluring. It has a certain beauty that makes you want it. I've always wondered what if... It's hard to believe that something so shiny and pretty could be so evil, isn't it? But I guess that's the point.
This post is getting quite long, so I will leave you with two of my favorite quotes from The Fellowship of the Ring.
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”- Gandalf. This quote is so profound and not just to Frodo. It can be taken by anyone. It is great advice.
"I'm going to Mordor alone!" "Of course you are, and I'm comin' with you."- Sam and Frodo
This is just another testament to Sam's loyalty and friendship. This line is funny, but it has a unique underlying strength that only Sam possesses.
To wrap it up, I love these movies. I can't believe it's taken me this long to watch them again.