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March 22nd, 2019

You Shall Not Pass…Or Be Without Gandalf In “The Hobbit”

The more and more I’ve watched the “Lord of the Rings” movies, the more I notice some fairly cheeseball dialogue. No, I’m not one of those 100% cynical people that think Frodo and Sam were more than best pals or an anti-fantasy movie guy, I just have an ear for awful dialogue. In fact, I still get weepy when Sam does the whole “can’t carry it but I can carry you” bit. It’s just a great moment that embraces the human spirit. Or hobbit spirit. Whatever. But when Eowyn kills that Ringwraith thing and says “I am no man”…well…a little piece of me dies inside.

As usual, I have a reason for dishing out my lame opinions on three of the most beloved movies of all time. Andy Serkis and Ian McKellen are officially on-board to reprise their roles of Gollum and Gandalf in the prequel of sorts, “The Hobbit”. Elijah Wood and Cate Blanchett are already confirmed to show up in the two-part movie and there is word that Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, and Ian Holm will be soon be confirmed as well.

Of course, we learned weeks ago that Martin Freeman (he of the criminally underrated “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”) will be starring as the young Bilbo. He is asked by Gandalf to go on some sort of quest to destroy something or help some people or get treasure or some such. Along the way, he meets elves, trolls, and some dwarves. You know, your basic run of the mill attendees of a Dungeons & Dragons game.

I don’t mean to make light or mock these movies or books. Actually, I completely mean to mock them. Of course, I’ll be standing in line to see “The Hobbit” on opening night. It’s okay to mock a group of people when you are kind of part of said group.

Source: Aces Showbiz


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