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    'The Hobbit' is here!

    A Long Expected Movie


    When Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" came out, I was still to young to watch it. My parents went and saw it, and all I really remember was my dad unwrapping the DVDs on Christmas.


    But then, when I was eight years old, I read both "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings". I was entranced. I read them over and over, filling my mind with every bit of Tolkien lore. Ever book related to Tolkien I could get my hands on was read, creeping into my mind. It was magical. It certainly changed some parts of my young life.


    Then, I watched the movies. Although at first, I was disappointed with the countless changes and things that were taken out, soon, I fell in love with the movies as well. And Peter Jackson became one of my heroes, going so far as to inspire me to go into film. I watched the movies over and over.


    Then, news came. After all this time, The Hobbit was going to finally be a movie! I was glued to my computer screen, reading every scrap of information I could find. As the day grew closer, news trickled in. I took it in, sometimes causing my parents to look at me strangely. I yelled with excitement on seeing Martin Freeman as Bilbo. I jumped up and down when every dwarf appeared on my screen.


    I began a group of friends, and we waited for the second tickets went on sale. We began to ready our costumes. I sewed and hammered, drilled and sanded, creating all the props and costumes we would need. Elrond, Gandalf, Radagast... Dwalin, Balin, Oin, Ori, Fili, Kili. I'm still hard at work, having just finished creating a hooded tunic for a friend who is going as Kili.


    I count down to the day, and even with some of the heavy critisism coming from reviewers, I trust Peter Jackson. I've seen what he gave us with LotR, and I expect the best for The Hobbit.


    On the 14th of December, I'll put on a beard, grab a staff, and you will find me, in line, with about 20 other insane kids and parents, waiting in the Colorado cold for the doors to open. We'll sing "Over the Misty Mountains", sword fight with our friends, dance to keep warm, read Tolkien... until the doors open, and we charge in.


    We'll take our seats, lean back, watch the previews... and then watch our precious Middle-earth appear on screen again.

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