The Hobbit movie poster, dwarves

 I don’t think I could get enough of The Hobbit, of Bilbo and company, or of Thorin, the hot dwarf. I’m still gathering my thoughts on the film and the viewing experiences, but so far:

  • This is not a film for kids, and thank God for that!
  • This film is meant to be seen on the big screen…the biggest one can find in town. In 3D.
  • I’m liking it better than Fellowship of the Ring, which I have now found to be a bit too saccharine after having seen it a dozen times. The Frodo-Sam bromance is just too much.
  • While we may never know how Guillermo Del Toro would have treated the film, I’m glad that Peter Jackson still took over and retained the look and feel of the original trilogy. 
The Hobbit, Dwarves, Fili, Ori, Oin, Bilbo
  • In Middle Earth, each species/race embodies a certain socio-economic or educational level and temperament from the human world. 
  • Thorin is the new Aragorn, but I’m glad that his part in the story doesn’t have a love story arc.
The Hobbit - Dwarves looking at Thorin
  • Kili is designed to be the dwarf version of Legolas…but I guess girls always prefer blondes with no facial hair. 
  • That awesome moment when Thorin and company sing the Misty Mountain song.
  • Thorin Oakenshield. Richard Armitage is brilliant, not to mention hot, as the exiled dwarven king.
The Hobbit - Thorin Oakenshield, Richard Armitage
  • Read the book and be glad that the filmmakers were faithful to the source material.  
  • I had nearly thought the film was about Thorin until Bilbo showed bravery against the wargs. 

The Hobbit - Meeting the elves