Do you know of a Middle Earth film fanatic? Then this EPIC Middle Earth Box Set would make the ideal Christmas present for them.
An email has just popped into my inbox informing me that this was “suggested” for me. I may not have mentioned my love for Middle-Earth previously on the blog but oh my word these films are EPIC! What I’ve just realised is that we don’t currently own the extended versions of the three Hobbit films. However we do own the three extended editions of the Lord of the Rings films.
A Middle Earth Marathon
My dream is to one
day weekend is to have a Middle Earth marathon! Each film is approx 3 hours long so I would need at least 18 hours to watch them. Add in pit stops for tea and snacks (and ultimately a visit to the loo) and you’re looking at a 24 hour Middle Earth session! Not sure if I could manage it without a nap (or two!).
The Hobbit Trilogy
The first part of the Middle Earth box set is The Hobbit trilogy. The films follow the story of the dwarves who are trying to reclaim their homeland in the Lonely Mountain from Smaug the fire breathing dragon. The dwarves have an unlikely companion in a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey. The films follow their journey back to Lonely Mountain and includes some amazing battle scenes.
I have read The Hobbit and I must admit that I am impressed that they managed to stretch that story over three films. It does mean that there are extra storylines in the films that weren’t in the book. I’m pretty sure that Legolas didn’t make an appearance in the book and Tauriel is certainly a new addition.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
This trilogy continues on from where The Hobbit left off. It follows the story of Frodo Baggins and the Fellowship of the Ring who are trying to take the “One Ring” back to Mount Doom. Sauron (the baddie!) is trying to get the Ring back so he can have is power back. There’s hobbits, trolls, wizards, orcs, goblins, elves and one huge spider in the films so there’s plenty to keep you entertained
I have also read the Lord of The Rings books and I’m amazed they managed to fit this story into three films! There’s so much more in the books that wasn’t in the films (Tom Bombadil anyone?).
Top Moments from the Middle Earth series
My friend and I went to the cinema to see all of these films! Good time was had by all!
But my top moments from the films are:
1) Sean Bean dying (again)
It was an amazing battle scene at the end of The Fellowship of the Ring and it took a number of arrows to make Boromir fall. But you know, it was Sean Bean so death was inevitable!
2) Dwarves make their escape
I find this scene to be a really powerful scene. It makes my hair stand on ends!
3) Thranduil entering Dale City
Oh Lee Pace was such a badass as Thranduil and his entrance into Dale City is just great. Come in riding a moose – now that’s making an appearance!
4) Ice Fight Between White Orc and Thorin Oakenshield
This is a great one on one battle. One of the best!
6) You Shall Not Pass!
This scene was one of my favourites from the Fellowship as well. Gandalf was fantastic.
Have you seen all of the Middle Earth films?
(I have been compensated for this post but my opinions of the films are my own)