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    Posted December 6, 2012 by
    Scottsdale, Arizona
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    'The Hobbit' is here!

    Fellowship of Family & Friends


    There are six of us who are going to the midnight showing of The Hobbit and it will be the HFR 3D version we will be seeing. The tickets have been purchased. The six includes myself, my wife and our two children. The other two are a friend of my sons and his mom.


    My son and i have read the Lord of the Rings books and The Hobbit. My son is now re-reading The Hobbit and I am as well.  I have always talked about the Lord of the Rings trilogy long before the movies came out and looked forward with great anticipation to seeing those movies. This time around it is a similar feeling. The Hobbit was given to me on Christmas by my parents and the book immediately took me to Middle Earth.


    After I purchased the tickets online I also got a free download of the song 'Old Friends' by Howard Shore! It is great listening to this from my desktop while doing other things. The location of the movie theater is a Harkins Theater in Scottsdale called the Scottsdale 101. This place also has a very large screen called the Cine Capri but we decided to go with the HFR 3D to see for ourselves what this new High Frame Rate is all about.


    It will especially be a joy to see this movie with my children. They both know the chapter “Riddles In the Dark”. We have printed out the riddles from that chapter a long time ago and my daughter has memorized a lot of the riddles from the book. She can’t wait to see that part of the movie. My son is looking forward to the Battle of the Five Armies but knows it will not be in this first movie so in this movie he is hoping they will show the Great Goblin scene.


    We realize that with three movies being made that Peter Jackson will likely use information from other Tolkien sources such as the Silmarillion and that is fine. Peter Jackon stayed true to world of Middle Earth when he made changes in the Lord of the Rings movies and it worked well. I do not expect a literal translation of any book to a movie. I am fully prepared to expect changes. Perhaps even additions pulled from other Tolkien writings as I said earlier and that is fine. Perhaps there will also be some liberties taken with some scenes that are not in the Hobbit or other Tolkien sources and many would say that is wrong – I do not. I am prepared as I was about 10 years ago to accept this will happen but it is how Peter Jackson handled it the first time around that gives all of us confidence that this movie is in good hands. Cant wait to see it next week.

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