OK, so, I’ve written in this column before about my (borderline) obsession with all things J.R.R. Tolkien. Well, Tuesday the second installment of the Hobbit movie trilogy was released on DVD.
I, along with several of my friends, were discussing how much we were ready for it to be released and debating on whether we were going to buy it Tuesday.
I admit, I really thought about going to the store on my way home from work, picking up the DVD and putting it in the player as soon as I got home.
I managed to restrain myself, at least for a couple days, until payday comes around.
Having read the book around a dozen times, which is probably a slight exaggeration, but only slight, I highly anticipated the original movie. And, after watching it, became even more excited about the second one.
To be quite honest, I am already excited about the final installment, and I have no clue when it’s even coming to theaters. All I know is my father is probably getting a phone call whenever I hear the date, because he’s seen the other two with me, and I’m pretty sure he’ll go see the third one.
I have friends who poke fun at me for the fact that I can pretty much recite the first movie I’ve seen it so many times. But, I’m sure there are plenty of movies that they have watched enough times to recite them, too, so I take no notice. There will probably be bets placed to see how long it takes for me to be able to quote “Desolation of Smaug.” I don’t care. If it’s good entertainment, it’s good entertainment. Plus, I can thoroughly kick all of their rear ends when we play Scene It.
I have a feeling I know what will be happening this weekend. There will be a viewing party, most likely on Sunday, after I have visited Walmart, in celebration of the end of a very long Saturday spent with potential directors of schools.
So I encourage everybody to find that good book to read so that you, like me, can become (borderline) obsessed and learn a few things in the process.
Kimberly Jordan is The Democrat’s general assignment reporter. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter @wilsonnewsroom.