Went to opening night of the new Hobbit movie. There is only one other movie I have seen on opening night in my life, and that was the second installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Can’t say much now because I am exhausted, but oh it was worth every minute and penny spent on the experience.
The film is a terrific metaphor for the struggle for virtue and the meaning of life. Though God’s name is never uttered in any of the movies, the way of the cross, self-sacrifice, and deep and abiding humility crown scene after scene, and I would see anything like this over the sappy, predictable and supposedly Christian films produced by guys like Stephen Kendrick.
Long live the subtle, beautiful, and truthful fantasy stories turned epic flicks like LOTR and now the new Hobbit series!