Today you get to choose a favorite movie or book (or both, if you are into that) and talk about it!
As Shocking as it may seem, my favorite book is The Two Towers. I know! That isn't the book most people choose; it's too boring, too slow, too flat, whatever. Yeah. I'll admit the first time I read LOTR I didn't like The Two Towers as much as the other two. It was really hard for me to get through it and I really struggled with the Ents. I think my biggest problem is that I'm a really fast reader and when it comes to Tolkien you have to take your time or you miss things. So when I read the trilogy again last summer I took it at a slower pace and I enjoyed it a lot more. The Two Towers went from being my least favorite to my FAVORITE. Why? There are a coupe different reasons. First off, you get to meet all the coolest characters and it is in this book that you get to spend the most time with them. You are introduced the to the freakin' Riders of Rohan!! HOW COOL ARE THOSE GUYS??? I want more of them, I want a whole book dedicated to them! (I ought to see if I can get one....) You get to meet Eomer and Eowyn, and let's be honest, they are brilliant. Eomer isn't in the story much but you love him by the time you finish a paragraph. And Eowyn. Eowyn! There is so much that is amazing about her! Tolkien did a really good job writing a strong, reckless female character without making her annoying or ridiculous - something most writers get wrong. She is graceful and beautiful but also fierce and wild. She is a lady - a lady with a noble, valiant heart but she is a lady none the less. I love her. And her fight against the Witch-King? OH MY GOSH. It was so epic. I looooooove that scene so much.
|"No man can kill me!"|
You meet King Théoden. And I don't care what you say, he is one of the best Kings every written on paper. I love how he is brought back from the darkness by Gandalf, like a sinner is brought back through grace. I love how he leads his people, giving them hope where there is none and giving them inspiration when he himself has no comfort. I love how he rules and how he leads. Théoden is not just a simple King who sits on this throne, he is a man, a mighty warrior and fighter who is loved by his people and that is how it should be.
GANDALF THE WHITE IS INTRODUCED. GANDALF THE WHITE IS A BADAPPLE
|This is no place for a hobbit!|
(That gif is from ROTK, but oh well.)
I love Gandalf is any form to be quite honest. He is one of my favorite characters in the trilogy. He is so cool, even when he is just Gandalf the Grey. But I love how much Gandalf the White grows. It's like al his best qualities are strengthened and he is everything he can be and more. Anyway, you get a lot of him in the Two Towers, and that pleases me.
Yeah. I'm not going to lie. Faramir is the biggest reason The Two Towers is my favorite book. JUST. FARAMIR. That man is so very brilliant. He is
Finally, in The Two Towers you get a lot of character development. For filming purposes, Peter Jackson saved a lot of the character building for the third movie, which is fine, but the point is most of the story arks in the books actually happen in The Two Towers. A lot of my favorite arks happen, and a lot of the friendships grow and strengthen the most during that time. (LIKE FRODO AND SAM. JUST. THEM.)
Anyway, that is why the second book is now my favorite. I have dumped so much on you I don't know if I should talk about my favorite movie.... you know what? Whatever! It's my blog and its my party! I never get to do this!
My Favorite movie is The Return of the King.
|I wish the ring had never come to me|
As I said before, Peter Jackson moved a lot of the character development and friendship building into the third movie, and that is why I like it the best. It was also closer to the books then the Two Towers was as a film. (Again, I don't mind most of the changes. There were some I
|Home is behind, the world ahead.|
That is my vent! I hope you all enjoyed that long, luscious post. It was tons and tons of fun!!!!! Stay tuned for Day Three my friends!!!!!!
TO DEATH AND RUIN AND THE WORLDS ENDING!
*slides off car*