R U L E S
1. You Must Be Tagged to take the Q&A quiz
2. You must tag (notify) at least three other bloggers (or whatever they are on) for this Q&A
3. You must answer the following questions to the best of your ability
4. You must have seen The Battle of the Five Armies to be tagged/take the quiz
WARNING! There's going to be spoilage. If you haven't seen the movie or read the book yet, go do so forthwith.
Q U E S T I O N S
1. Tell your story of how you came to see the movie(s) or got into Tolkien in the first place.
I read The Hobbit in high school and didn't care much for it, so I never read The Lord of the Rings, because why spend a thousand more pages reading stuff just like the book I already didn't like? Then I went to college, and even though my best friend there and my boyfriend (aka Cowboy) were Tolkien fans, I still wasn't interested. And then The Fellowship of the Ring came out just before Christmas of my senior year. Because my friends and boyfriend wanted to go see it, I agreed to go with them (it's not hard to get me to go see a movie, honestly). I loooooooooved the movie, and promptly bought a paperback copy of the trilogy on the way to my parents' house for Christmas. I still have -- and read -- that same copy, which I posted about here.
2. Who are your three favorite characters in The Hobbit Trilogy?
|#1 = Bard the Bowman|
|He gets two pictures cuz I loves him sooooooooooo muchly.|
|#2 = Gandalf|
|#3 = Bilbo Baggins|
3. Did you cry during The Battle of the Five Armies, and if so, which scene(s) and what type (sniffling, sobbing, choke-crying)?
The first time I saw it, I got to Fili and Kili's deaths, and I was like, "Huh, I thought I would cry here. I'm just not as emotionally invested in this as I thought I'd be." And then Thorin died, and I was like, "I'm still not crying. Huh." And then Bilbo arrived at Thorin's side, and I teared up a little. And then Tauriel got to Kili, and I was a little moved. And then the camera panned around to Legolas, and... something about him seeing the woman he loved mourn the man she loved... that's what did it. And then I was okay again until it got to the very very very end, and when Gandalf outside of Bag End said, "And what about very old friends?" I was a goner. Cried through the whole ending song and everything.
My second viewing, I was filled with sunny joy through the entire movie. Only teared up a little during Bilbo's farewell to the dwarves.
4. Were the deaths compelling to you, and if so, whose?
Yes, they were. Even Smaug's! Kili's, Fili's, and Thorin's -- I found them very touching, much more so than in the book. In the book, Fili and Kili's deaths are almost an afterthought, like "Oh, and by the way, these two guys died defending Thorin." Much more emotionally engaging here.
5. Overall, were you satisfied with the movie itself?
Indeed! In fact, it made me really enjoy the Hobbit trilogy as a whole, whereas before I'd just liked it okay. I'm going to be rewatching the first two movies over the next couple of weeks, and I think that when I see how this final chapter pulled everything together, completed character arcs and so on, that I will probably love the trilogy as a whole like I now love The Battle of the Five Armies.
6. Describe the movie in one word.
|And then there's this guy!|
Okay, so now I'm supposed to tag 3 other bloggers. I tag DKoren, Joanna, and Ruby Danderfluff. If anyone else wants to be tagged, either comment here saying so, and I'll add your name, or you can consider yourself tagged and just do the meme :-)