First, a thanks to JaidynLuke Studios for cutting together this entire epic scene from the extended version of the film into a two-parter.
I’m sure it comes as no surprise to anyone who reads this site, that I am an enormous geek. My Star Wars geek creds go back to practically the cradle, but around middle school, I became a hardcore Tolkienite. I read The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Book of Unfinished Tales. I own the 12 volume literary examination of Tolkien’s entire body of work that his son, Christopher, edited together. I mean, it got to the point where I not only knew what Quenya was, but nearly listed it as a second language on job applications. No, actually I didn’t date much during high school come to think of it, why do you ask? Continue reading My Favorite Scene: The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) “Dol Guldur”→
As I head out the door to see the final Middle-earth film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, I closed our poll on “Favorite Middle-Earth Character” and was stunned. Gandalf had the lead the entire way with no one even close, but as the poll closed, Frodo had in the same underdog way that got him up Mount Doom, passed a puzzled Ian McKellan. Frodo Baggins the gold; Gandalf the Grey the silver and Legolas Greenleaf the bronze. Thanks to all for voting; we’ll have a review up of the final film by the weekend!
Usually I try to do our polls on a monthly schedule but Middle-Earth has been up for an extra long run because, heck, we’re talking about establishing the official KT Best Character in probably minute-for-minute the best film franchise of all time!
SOMEONE throw Thorin a pity vote for crying out loud, it’s getting sad. Sauron has more votes than him.
Here’s the deal, on December 17th, we will give to the character most loved by KT a special Ring of Power that really just shoots out sparklers and the occasional cherry bomb, but Gandalf made a living doing that for centuries using a staff! From there we’re going to go to our next poll which will be the community decision of game of the year and on January 17, we’ll switch over to our most solemn of polls. Our highest calling as blogging nerds. We crown the film of 2014 and if we have as hard a time as the Golden Globes did in finding nominees, this should prove challening. Who will be the third KT Best Picture of the Year? 2013 – The Dark Knight Rises; 2014 – Argo…..2015 – ……..can we pre-vote Star Wars Episode VII? NO! Squashed that question. But for now, make sure you’ve voted in the Middle-Earth poll and get ready for a final trip to that most fantastic of escapist worlds!
Making its rounds on the Interwebs is perhaps the best look we’ve had at the Necromancer since The Hobbit Trilogy began. I’m guessing this is a still from The Battle of the Five Armies, but it appears from the trailers that we’re going to see a Saruman vs. Sauron throwdown that I think we all know will end in The Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit the Battle of the Five Armies releases December 17, 2014.