It lived up to my expectations. I viewed it in 2D, so that might have had something to do with it as well. I thought the story-line was on-point, I liked most of the special effects (I wasn't too impressed with Azog), and the acting of course, was superb. I know that some people were unimpressed by the "un-dwarven" looks of Thorin, Fili, and Kili, but it honestly didn't bother me. In fact, to those disgruntled fans, read this post. I'm excited for the next two installments, especially the second movie because we get to hear the lovely Benedict Cumberbatch's voice!
I've been enjoying all of the Hobbit merchandise as well. I mean, look, it's a wittle Gandalf! How adorable!
In fact, Rebekka got me quite possibly the best gifts ever. She gave me a mug shaped like the TARDIS, the Bilbo magnet, dark chocolates, a little penguin cup, and a copy of Feminist Ryan Gosling which has kept me quite entertained. ALSO, THE CARD.
|pretty much all of my fave menz|
After receiving that gift, I sort of freaked out that my Christmas gift to her was inferior, so I made an emergency trip to Target to get her a different gift. I think we're exchanging presents sometime later this week... I will cry a thousand tears if she doesn't like her gift.
Anyway, I've been a bit... apprehensive about making holiday plans with JB because of my parents. I think it might be a little different if it weren't my *last* holiday living at home. I know he wants to see a movie on Christmas night, and while this wouldn't interfere with family time (if we go after dinner) my parents would still be upset if I went. So instead of fighting with them about it, I think I'll just stay in. The same goes for New Years.
As much as I like JB, I really don't want to upset my parents.
So yes. That's that.
Just in case I don't blog between now and Christmas: Happy Holidays! I hope you enjoy all the food!