One Last Time

I’m so excited!  My sister and I are taking a little trip to Middle Earth today one last time!  We’ve been “there and back again” many times over the years and it’s been a wonderful adventure!  😀

In case you’re not a nerd like me, and didn’t know… the third and final segment of the Hobbit movies came out on December 17th.  As with any movie that is based on a book, the films are never as good as the books, but I think they’ve done a great job with them and I’ve really enjoyed watching my most beloved story come to life on the big screen; first with the Lord of the Rings, and now The Hobbit.  I’m a huge fan of Tolkien and the wonderful, imaginary world he created in his stories ~ best reading adventure I’ve ever experienced!

And it’s all thanks to my big seester.  ❤

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, my sister introduced me to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, and I fell in love with the story of Middle Earth.  Then when the first film came out in 2001, her and I traveled there together ~ to the theater, and to Middle Earth.   😉

We were so excited and went on opening day to the very first showing.  We got to the theater hours ahead of time to be at the front of the line in order to get the best seats.  In my opinion the best seats are the ones in the middle of the middle ~ not too close, not too far, and smack dab in the middle, full front on with the screen.  Ordinarily I’m not such a stickler about my seats, but this was different, this was going to be an epic movie, of an epic story, my favorite story, of all time, so it was big deal, and we were so pumped!

And wouldn’t know that 3 minutes before the movie was to start, with the theater completely packed, only a few random single seats remaining, these two guys come in (did I mention it was 3 minutes before the movie was to start?) and expect us to move over a few seats so they could sit next together.  The audacity of some people!  Don’t come into the theater on opening day of the first showing of an epic movie 3 minutes before the movie is going to start and expect others who arrived hours ahead of time to get THE perfect seats, to move over for you!  Yeah… I said “no.”  And not very politely.  I may have seemed rude, but honestly, I thought they were being rude.  Sorry, but my laid back, good natured attitude has its limits, and apparently that was its limit.  😉

Needless to say, that was certainly a memorable movie-going experience.  My sister and I went to see the other two Lord of the Rings movies together as well, but thankfully, without any unpleasant seating arrangement incidences.

Today I’m not feeling quite as possessive about my seats (although we are planning to get there early), and it’s not the first showing on opening day, but I’m feeling almost as excited for this last Hobbit movie as I was for that first Lord of the Rings movie.

And I’m filled with nostalgia.

Feeling a bit of sadness at the ending of a movie journey in Middle Earth, and also feeling sentimental about precious memories from the various adventures that I’ve had with my big sister over the years.  Plus, it’s Christmas time.  ❤

Well, I had better get off this computer and go and get ready…



I’ll leave you with this clip of the movie.  Did I mention how excited I am to see it?!

And with this photo I snapped of what I’m sure is a “Hobbit hole” that we found while on one of our adventures through the Hoh Rainforest back in 2005…


I wonder if it leads to Middle Earth…?  😉


Hope your day leads to wonderful and magical places today!




✿~Peace & Love~✿

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14 responses to “One Last Time

  1. I am also going to see it this weekend!!! Yaaaay!!! 🙂 🙂 I am also super excited!! 🙂 Just hope it won’t be too much violence then I will have to close my eyes! 🙂 Enjoy yourself!! 🙂

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    • You may have your eyes closed a lot then sweet Trini, because more than 50% of the movie is battle scenes. Hence the subtitle ~ The Battle of the Five Armies. 😉 I really enjoyed it though, hope you have fun when you go this weekend! 😀


  2. How awesome Julie! Your passion is bubbling forth like a good hobbit hole! I hope to see it soon too. I’ve been a fan of the books for a long time. I enjoyed the movies, but felt they made too much of the battles even though that is in the books. I wanted the magic, mystery and unique characters more in focus. 🙂

    Have a wonderful time in Middle Earth and save a seat for me! 🙂

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    • They’ve definitely focused a lot on the battle scenes in the movies, such is the way in Hollywood I suppose. And this one is all about “The Battle of the Five Armies” so nearly its entire focus is about the battle, but I enjoyed it very much! I know what you mean… for me too, it’s all about the characters. But there’s just no way they can fully capture and translate the intricacy of the personalities of the characters in movies like there is in books, something gets lost. I often wonder how people who haven’t read the books can even get full impact of what the characters are truly facing in the various scenes in the movies. Because I know the characters, I’m always ‘reading between the lines’ when watching them act it out in the movies, knowing what inner turmoil is going on, and all of the back story involved. I suppose some people just enjoy the good CGI and special effects, because I like that too, and it doesn’t hurt that there’s also a lot of attractive heroes to watch too! 😉

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      • More passion is bubbling forth Julie. Maybe you could be a film critic or fangirl? XD
        I love CGI and the impact of a big screen, however I usually enjoy books and my imagination more than a film. Do they have good eye candy for us men too? 🙂


      • Haha there weren’t many female characters in this one, but Evangeline Lilly made a lovely elf, and Cate Blanchett was stunning as always as Galadriel in her small part. 🙂


  3. You are so funny! Somehow I cannot picture you saying, “No” not very politely. Enjoy the movie.

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  4. I’ll be seeing this movie after the holidays–I’m a fan of all those movies! 🙂


  5. This is one reason I feel blessed to live in the era that I do. I’m lucky enough that although it’s “one last time” in the theaters, it’s “any time I want” at home once released on bluray, so I can relive the adventure over and over (and I do). I’m going on Monday or Tuesday, so I’m excited. =)

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    • I know what you mean, I have all of the extended edition DVDs of the Lord of the Rings movies sitting on the shelf and can relive them anytime. The books are there too! Can you imagine what it was like back in the day when Tolkien was writing and the people had to wait YEARS in between the books?! I shudder at the thought! I’m having a hard enough time waiting for the next Game of Thrones book to come out! 😉
      The movie was great yesterday, have fun seeing it next week, Lauren! And I hope you have a merry Christmas too! ❤


  6. We just watched it last night. (happy sigh)
    YOU HAVE A HOBBIT and we are only hearing about it now?!?!?

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    I completely agree with you that films are never as good as books. That is why I have always preferred books. It is spectacular, however, to see the visualization of these adventures.

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