There is a rendition of The Song of The Lonely Mountain on youtube that everyone should hear.
The Hobbit - Misty Mountains - Jun Sung Ahn & Peter Hollens Violin/A Cappela[link]
I have seen it 5 times already. Three times in 2D and twice in IMAX 3D. And I want to see it again. I literally can't stop going to see this movie. It's not a quick drive either. The theater near my house is playing it as the regular 24 fps frame rate (which gives me a headache with this movie) so I have to drive to the mall (it's about a 30 minute drive) to see it in the proper 48 fps frame rate. I still find it totally worth it. I have driven there 4 times to see it (and wander the mall, but mainly to see the movie). (3x5)+(8x.5)= 15+4 = 19 hours of my life spent on this movie. That's almost as much as I work during the week. I am still fine with this. However, I also realize that I have a problem. I am a woman obsessed.
Can you blame me though? I mean, if your favorite book ever was made into a movie and was done really well
, wouldn't you go see it as much as you could?
Also, I have formed a rather strange crush on Mister Thorin. I have found that, normally, when a crush is formed via a movie, you imagine dating etc the actor/character. Now, while Mr. Richard Armitage is a very handsome man (Go ahead, Google him. I'll wait... Agreed? Agreed.), I do not, and cannot, imagine myself dating him or Thorin. It's neither a sexual nor a romantic crush. All I want to do is be his friend and make him smile and laugh.
Maybe it's just the way I am. I have this need to make those who are sad feel happy. Or just, at least, not so sad. There is no greater reward for me than to be able to make someone who is crying, smile. That is what I see when I see Thorin. Mr. Armitage did a very good job portraying the sadness that Thorin carries with him without making him angsty or brooding. He has a goal. A very clear goal. And he pursues it with intensity. But every worry and concern is etched in his face.
It makes me happy that my OC (which I wont be sharing as she only exists for the sole purpose of my interactions within the stories of Middle Earth) can be his friend in my head.
EDIT: So, apparently my brain has conveniently forgotten a few key things about The Hobbit. I forgot who dies. I don't remember when it happens, but I will be bringing a tissue box and a pillow to scream into to the next two movies. Just in case. Now I know why they did a few things they did. THEY DID THEM TO MAKE YOU CRY LATER!!! T^T I hate you guys
I love you please continue making movies. Do the Silmarillion next
What are your thoughts on the movie? Have you seen it yet? Are you going to see it?