December 30, 2014

What Are "Were-worms" In The Hobbit?

Were-worm by Angus McBride
"The Battle of the Five Armies" spoiler warning!

The biggest shock for me in this last Hobbit film was undoubtedly the use of were-worms at the beginning of the Battle of Five Armies.  Out of all the things I thought Peter Jackson would expound upon nowhere in my wildest imagination did were-worms come up.  But did you know they actually appear in Tolkien's works?  Well, sort of...

December 15, 2014

The Battle of the Five Armies Initial Thoughts and Reactions (Spoiler-free!)

Wow.  What an amazing day.  Watching all three Hobbit movies in one of the country's largest IMAX theaters was an incredible experience.  After travelling there and back again I'm quite exhausted, but incredibly excited too.  Since I'm still in processing mode sleep isn't coming easily.  So, instead I'll try to write down some of my initial thoughts about the last film, The Battle of the Five Armies.  But don't worry, this post will be movie-spoiler free (i.e. If you don't know the general plot of the book you may want to stay away).

December 2, 2014

Why The Hobbit Films Could Never Be Like The Lord of the Rings

While I have to wait another (dreadfully long) two weeks to see the final installment in the Middle-earth Saga I'm trying to avoid as much of the online discussion as possible so I don't come across any spoilers.  Yet even in my seclusion I can't help but notice all the debate about The Hobbit vs. The Lord of the Rings...