First of all...
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I finally saw the trailer for The Hobbit a few days ago, and even though it was just a snippet of the awesomeness that is to come, I can officially say that I am BEYOND excited!
Now, my excitement doesn't just stem from the fact that I'm a huge fan of the fantasy genre or of the Lord of the Rings trilogy in general, but rather, my excitement stems from the fact that The Hobbit is a book that will always have a special place in my heart until the day I die.
Why, you might ask?
Because, the fondest memory from my childhood consists of my dad (and avid Tolkien fan, himself) reading a chapter from the much beloved tome aloud to me every night before I went to bed. He even did a different voice for each character (Golum was especially creepy). Every night, he brought the world of Middle Earth to life for me, and I could not help but get sucked into it. I must confess, this is something I'm looking forward to doing for my own child once he or she is old enough.
So, as you can imagine, I've been looking forward to a Hobbit movie for quite some time. In fact, I was rather disappointed when Peter Jackson did the Lord of the Rings trilogy without having done a Hobbit movie beforehand, because for me, The Hobbit was what really started my love of the fantasy genre. When the rumors of a Hobbit movie began making their way around, I was beyond excited, but when it was said that Peter Jackson would not be involved, I will admit that I actually shuddered in revulsion because it was Jackson who brought the pages of Tolkien's trilogy to life on the big screen. I could not understand why he would not be doing the same for The Hobbit.
However, when it was announced that Peter Jackson would in fact be taking the helm for the film, there was much rejoicing on my part!
Now then, getting back to the movie trailer...
As I mentioned earlier, it was only a snippet of the awesomeness that is to come, but it's made me all the more excited for the film when it finally comes out! I have no doubt that Jackson will make it every bit the masterpiece that he made the Trilogy, and I'm very much looking forward to seeing much beloved characters come to life on the big screen.