I’ve mentioned before that I love, love, love the Lord of the Rings, right? They are such amazing books/movies. Tolkien was a pure genius….yeah I just can’t say that enough. He was a G.E.N.I.U.S. And, when I think about how hard it was to just simply type or write a book at all, I’m stunned. He either had to handwrite it all and then type it up, or just type it up…but he didn’t have a “delete” button, or “backspace,” “enter,” “undo,” ect. And with all this he kept the story going and didn’t leave any that can’t be explained….remained focused through the whole thing and had those amazingly huge books published. WOW.
Setting aside just how he wrote the book, think of his motivations! His little writing club involving even C.S. Lewis (famous author of The Chronicles of Narnia, BTW) is rather interesting to me. They would bounce ideas off each other and critique each other while drinking ale and enjoying cakes. Shall I mention this might be how part of Hobbits’ personalities were formed? 🙂
Anyway, I think you can tell I love the Lord of the Rings, and find them immensely…shall I say, incredible? I watched the theatrical version of the movies about a year ago and really, really liked them. So, I was talking with a friend and mentioned, “Yeah, I’d like to see the Extended editions sometime…” And my friend told me he owned them and offered to let me borrow them. Am I going to say no thanks? Of course not!
So while I was recovering from my surgery, I watched all the extended LOTR movies and the Appendices. Oh my goodness….I was caught. I am now a die-hard LOTR fan! 😀 Once I was able to get back to work, I started saving all my extra spending money in an envelope marked “LOTR.” I was determined to buy these movies.
At last, a couple weeks ago I realized I had enough money! So I wrote out my order and on Thursday they arrived! Now I have my very own copies of the Fellowship of the Ring, the TwoTowers, and the Return of the King, along with the Appendices – all Extended Edition. If you’re wondering, “what’s the extended edition?” well, let me tell ya!
They are the same LOTR movies, just with some scenes extended, deleted scenes returned, and new scenes added in to make it closer to the books and explain more. And believe me – they explain SO much more. After you watch the extended version, you can’t watch the theatrical versions again. There’s just no comparison. I could actually can understand what’s going on between Boromir and Faramir without reading the books! And I finally understood that there’s something going on between Faramir and Eowyn. And…well, I guess you’re just gonna have to watch it yourself. 😉
However, don’t get your hopes to see Tom Bombadil in the Fellowship, because he isn’t there. Sad, I know. But the movies are still breathtaking. Middle Earth is like no other. It’s simply…captivating.
By the way, all of you should totally check out this awesome Lord of the Rings collectibles site! They have so many incredible LOTR items – from action figures, costumes, books, games, movies, Legos, jewelry, weapons…. Pretty much everything you could ask for in one place! It’s incredible. Click on the logo below to go to the site!
Do you like the LOTR? Are you a die-hard fan like me? What do you think of the movies/books?