I had promised the kids that we would watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy this weekend. Well, I promised the boy. The girl didn’t really know what it was about. But then he had a friend spend the night and stay until latish on Saturday, and then some friends came over Sunday to watch the two games, and well, today turned into a watching day. We only got through two movies. I haven’t watched them since they were in the theaters. Seriously. I’ve had them, but just never watched. So never saw the extended versions.
I love these movies. I’d forgotten a lot about Boromir’s scenes and I like the additions of his past to The Two Towers. I like Pippin and Merry more than ever. Samwise used to annoy me some, but I like him a lot better around this time. Of course the Steward of Gondor, even in his short scene, was as obnoxious and terrible as I remember, and John Noble was so good. They all are. Once again I’m in love with Aragorn, Boromir, Legolas, and Faramir. I want them all. In a bowl full of chocolate and whipped cream. Shhh. Don’t tell my husband.
The kids enjoyed them. Girlie got a bit scared of the Balrog and the Uruk-hai, and she cried when Galndalf died. Boy cried when Boromir died. Both of course loved the Ents. It took me back a few years and made me really sad I haven’t seen The Hobbit. I know some people don’t like it, but I’m easy to please sometimes. I’d probably just love it for the nostalgia of the other movies.
We’ll be watching The Return of the King soon. Kids are eager, as am I. But we’ll see how the whole time and homework thing goes.