Naw, I’m just playing. I want to go to Middle-earth. It seems like a pretty awesome place. Just walking around with your bros, hugging and tickling pretty much on the reg. Fall down some hills, finger vaginal symbols and fear its influence. Command ghost armies. Fly giant eagles like way, way too late into the adventure. Let’s get this theme park going.
Rumor: Universal and Tolkien Estate planning Middle-earth Theme Park. Walk the boring walk yourself!January 3rd, 2013 by Caffeine Powered
Hell yeah! While it isn’t exactly the embodiment of the Evil like his character in LOTR, a dinosaur is a pretty menacing thing to hang the name Sauron on.
Here’s a truckload of new pictures from The Hobbit: Bloated Subtitles. Nothing really tremendous in them for me, but I’m not particularly excited about the whole endeavor at this point.
Confession time: I consider myself a fan of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Shocking, I know, but it is just a wonderful trifecta of blockbuster filmmaking, made by an undeniably talented director (though his talents have been a bit dormant lately), cast, and crew, with all the tools and TLC necessary to bring to life an entirely new world for the big screen. And nothing illustrates this successful combination better than the series’ view of life in the Shire. It is nothing short of a pastoral wonderland, a terrific image of happiness and security before our dear hobbit friends must go on a dangerous adventure far away from it. The whole series, literally and figuratively, begins with the Shire, and the farther the characters go, the better the Shire looks to them (and the movies look to us, since it gives the audience a solid foundation). And, damnit, the more time goes on without new sights of the Shire, the more I long to go back there again as well. Luckily, Peter Jackson just wrapped up filming The Hobbit and, judging by this new poster, it doesn’t appear that he is skimping on the idealized Shire. Take a gander after the jump.
I love me some Uncharted. Like, love me. I love me some Lord of the Rings. Originally these two beauties were going to collide in the original premise of Uncharted. It never happened, gritty grunting shooters causing Sony to demand “realistic” games, whatever that means.
Such did not pass!
[face of a franchise presents two individuals that’ve fulfilled the same role. your task — choose the better of the two and defend your choice in the rancor pit that is the comments section]
The wise old man may be my favorite archetype of all. This is the dude that lives on the outskirts and is ostracized by regular folk because his otherworldly knowledge frightens them. Fortunately, this geezer’s benevolence keeps him buoyant enough to guide a callow protagonist on his epic journey, imparting wisdom along the way.
Oh, he’s also been known to die mid-journey. But don’t worry, he’ll probably return from the grave. And if he does, the chief’s going to have plus-thirty Sick Powers.
Virgil. Pai Mei. Merlin. Odin. Henry. All wise old men. All bosses.
But there are two that stand shoulders above the rest, not only fulfilling the role of the helpful wizard but defining it for new generations. I’ll make a case for each and then let you hit up the comments section with your choice. Omega-Readers, short or tall, who is the dopest wizard of them all?
Ben Kenobi or Gandalf?
I don’t really think much about the fact that Peter Jackson is out there somewhere in the mythical land of New Zealand making two movies based off of ‘The Hobbit.’ This stems from a callousing of my heart, after years of my heroes following up beloved works with installments in said beloved franchises that stab my gooey blood-pumper and make me frown.
Regardless of my thinking, Jackson is, and now the movies have titles and release dates.