|I don't think I'm alone on this.|
-Bilbo, burgling the
shit out of Gollum's ring
That worldly possession as you've probably guessed is the magic ring which Tolkien later retconned into the single most dangerous MacGuffin in Middle Earth which Frodo then spends three, three-hour movies trying to get rid of.
|Clearly, Frodo has never heard of Craigslist.|
|Above: A battle scene from The |
Hobbit...or maybe Narnia, hell this
could be Avatar for all I know.
Look, I'll take all the Middle Eathiness I can get in DVD deleted scenes, but in the theater when I haven't slept I just want them to get to the bloody point. Yes, there's probably a really good movie buried under all the padding but holy shit. The only comfort I take is knowing that every sequel and prequel Peter Jackson can milk out of Tolkien's work is another few years of keeping New Zealand's economy afloat.
|Like seriously, before these movies, all those sheep-herding kiwis had to|
rely on for tourist dollars was the stunning natural beauty of their islands.