Friday, January 24, 2014

LOTR madness

My wish has been fulfilled during sem break: to have a Lord of d Rings movie marathon!! :) w00t. i've been yearning for time to have one and when the opportunity came, I seized it. All three volumes of the film were devoured in a span of 4 days! ;) I'm proud hee and happy that I decided to re-watch 'em at a different age with a different mindset and I was not let down.

The trilogy was amazing, brilliant, astounding... perhaps there are not enough words to express my awe for it. To watch all three of them consecutively was like a wholesome journey that spoke about friendship, challenges faced, sacrifices made, betrayal, loyalty, courage... gah I cant sum it all up! It's that mind-blowing. 

Certain scenes like the ones where Aragorn courageously prepped the horde of soldiers at the Black Gate to face the many Orcs, Nazguls, trolls et cetera i.e. the Impending Doom was inspiring. Aragorn's courage was in full bloom in that scene and viewers like myself looked back at how in the beginning he was just a Strider who bottled up his immense potential as the heir to the throne, who kept running away from being a King but in the end, his strength revealed and his glory rightfully bestowed to him. That flow of change in Aragorn was indeed inspiring. 

I liked how the friendship in the fellowship of the ring (8 of them only coz boromir died) was so strong that they were willing to die for one another. Cue the part where Aragorn turned back to his army and mouthed, "For Frodo" before running into the herd of black armies at the Black Gate where he and the rest foresaw they would not survive the war, but did it anyway for Frodo. Also, the scenes with Sam and Frodo were so touching that I teared up lol coz it's so pure and heart-warming. *wipes tears*

Brilliant movie, all in all. By far LOTR is THE best movie of all time. So many values and lessons to learn from. (im totally analysing the movie like a lit student haha). Cheers to good movies like LOTR. Evoked so much emotions in the viewers. If you're unable to feel my enthusiasm for the movie then I don't know how else to spark your fire. No excuses for it being boring. :P Maybe you find it too long or you're unable to comprehend its complexity. Read the book then! Although a warning ahead; the vocab may be challenging. I've read 3/4 of the three volumes and I just gave up coz too flowery for me haha.

With that being said, I've vowed to re-read all three volumes again this year and I shall try not to bail out last minute while reading! I plan to expand my vocabulary bank too, to soak in not only new words but to be enriched with beautifully-crafted sentences that bring fulfillment to my Reading Soul. I love books :)

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